Cassandra Kisby, B.S. 2009

Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn, Duke School of Medicine, Duke Hospital – Durham, NC

2009 Major: Evolutionary Anthropology; minor in Spanish; certificate in Human Development; 2013, MD Medicine; 2018, Ob/Gyn Residency

How has being an Evolutionary Anthropology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"Yes, my EvAnth major shifted how I think about the human body and how it functions. I remember Dr. Schmitt and Dr. Wall discussing gait and the primate pelvis. Having this background prepared me for Anatomy classes in Medical School, but also gave me a greater understanding of human variability and functional medicine. I am now a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery specialist; I focus on the pelvis, pelvic floor, and functional outcomes with the bladder, uterus, and bowel."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Evolutionary Anthropology programs? 

"Think outside the box and explore what is meaningful to you. You may not know where it will take you, but it will be well worth it. There is a wealth of opportunity in EvAnth at Duke - take advantage!"

Cassandra Kisby