About David Walmer, MD, PhD

Dr. Walmer brings the intellectual rigor of a physician scientist and the compassion of a humanitarian to the practice of medicine and assisted reproduction.

Dr. Walmer graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Chemistry. While he had started planning a career in medicine in the second grade, he chose to delay matriculation to medical school when he was recruited by Michael Berkut to pursue a PhD in Biochemistry. After completing his PhD, he stayed at UNC Chapel Hill for medical school. He went on to complete residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Texas in San Antonio, receiving the honor of serving as the Administrative Chief in his final year.

Enjoying the scientific parallels between experimental hematology and endocrinology and the patient relationships afforded through the clinical reproductive endocrine practice, he returned to North Carolina to begin a reproductive endocrinology fellowship at Duke University.

After fellowship, he was recruited to stay in Durham to help with Duke’s growing IVF program and to work with Dr. John McLachlan in the Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Services. Three months after joining the academic faculty, Dr. Walmer was called to rebuild the IVF program after the prior director was recruited to Penn State, taking the entire laboratory staff. During his years as medical director, he became the driving force behind the construction of an environmentally controlled laboratory that improved pregnancy success, trained 21 classes of residents and fellows, and examined fellows seeking board certification in reproductive endocrinology. Having achieved excellence in the university setting, he looks forward to applying the intellectual rigor of a clinician scientist in his development of compassionate and individualized solutions for couples intending parenthood.


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