Nataki C. Douglas, MD, PhD

Board Certifications: 
Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Fibroid Tumors, Minimally Invasive Gyn Surgery, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, Tubal Ligation Reversals, Reproductive Genetics, Myomectomy, Ovulation Induction, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), Pre-Conception Counseling, Fertility, Reproductive Loss, Laparoscopic Surgery, Postcoital Test, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Hysterosalpingogram, Hirsutism, Microsurgical Tubal Surgery, Hormone Testing, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Laparascopic/Hysteroscopic Surgery, Assisted Reproduction, Reproductive Endocrine Abnormality, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Tubal Anastomosis, Pregnancy Losses, Amenorrhea, Fibroid Surgery, Hysteroscopy, Infertility Assessment, Uterine Fibroid, Reproductive Medicine, Infertility Surgery, Artificial Insemination, Menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Female Infertility, Cryopreservation, Male Infertility, Egg Donation, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Endometriosis, Semen Analysis, Laparoscopy, Miscarriage, Adolescent Gynecology, Advanced Gynecologic Surgery, Gynecologic Endocrinology, Hysteroscopic-Advanced Surgery, Reproductive Endocrinology

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Dr. Douglas’ long-standing interest in reproductive medicine has led her to combine patient care with basic and clinical research. Dr. Douglas received both her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University School of Medicine. She received several awards for teaching and research during her postgraduate training. Dr. Douglas’s research focuses on understanding how the reproductive system develops and what is required for successful embryo implantation and pregnancy. She has been awarded grants from the Reproductive Scientist Development Program and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to continue her basic research. Dr. Douglas has a special interest in fertility treatment for individuals with co-existing medical conditions, like HIV, and patients who experience recurrent pregnancy loss.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
646-756-8282

Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle
1790 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Research

Understanding endothelial cell and trophoblast interactions in the uterus and placenta during early pregnancy

Nataki C. Douglas is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Douglas received her BA in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Cornell University and her MD/PhD from Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Douglas completed her graduate studies in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Funding from the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (NIH/NICHD) and the Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) supported Dr. Douglas’s postdoctoral work in the Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Douglas’s laboratory is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Research Interests

  • Signaling pathways mediating vascular development early in pregnancy during endometrial decidualization and placenta formation
  • Role of Notch and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in endothelial cell and trophoblast interactions during early pregnancy

Grants

ROLE OF ANGIOGENIC NOTCH IN UTERINE DECIDUALIZATION AND PLACENTATION (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2016 - Mar 31 2021

LEVEL HEALTH RESEARCH STUDY (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Sep 22 2014 - Sep 22 2019

REPRODUCTIVE-SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION: THE ROLES OF TBX2 AND TBX3 (Private)

Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2015

REPRODUCTIVE SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (Private)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

REPRODUCTIVE SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (K12) - SCHOLAR (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

RSDP PHASE II: THE ROLES OF TBX2 AND TBX3 IN GONAD DEVELOPMENT AND SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2009 - Jun 30 2013

RSDP PHASE II: THE ROLES OF TBX2 AND TBX3 IN GONAD DEVELOPMENT AND SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION (Private)

Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2012

REGULATION OF PERI-IMPLANTATION UTERINE VESSEL FORMATION BY VEGF RECEPTOR 1 (Private)

Feb 20 2008 - Jun 30 2010