Dr. Lukes received her Bachelor’s degree in religion from Duke University in 1988 and a combined Medical degree and Master’s degree in statistics from Duke University in 1994. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at the University of North Carolina in 1998. After completing her residency, she joined the faculty at Duke University as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medicine. She served on Duke’s faculty from 1998 to 2007 during which time she co-founded and served as the Director of Gynecology for the Women’s Thrombosis Clinic at Duke. As Director, Dr. Lukes participated in numerous research programs supported by the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control, as well as multiple industry-sponsored FDA trials. She has actively consulted with industry regarding development and implementation of research protocols, including communications and presentations to FDA.
Dr. Lukes left her academic position at Duke in 2007 to begin Carolina Women’s Research and Wellness Center (CWRWC), and become a lead consultant to the Carolina Research Foundation (CRF) and the Founder and Chair of the Ob/Gyn Alliance. Dr. Lukes currently directs a large number of research programs and serves as a key investigator on multiple studies. She is a consultant to many companies on development and implementation of research protocols and gynecologic devices. Further, she is a speaker and proctor for many minimally invasive gynecologic procedures done within a physician’s office. She actively teaches and speaks for multiple companies and organizations internationally and within the United States.
Her clinical interests include abnormal uterine bleeding and hemostatic disorders (adult and adolescent), contraception, management of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and menopause, as well as hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation and minimally invasive gynecology. She established an interdisciplinary network (Internal Medicine, Hematology, Gastroenterology, and Cardiology) associated with CWRWC in which she maintains a private practice with her partners. Dr. Lukes is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.