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Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

81 Ratings

Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Advanced Ultrasound, Ectopic Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Infertility, Ovulation Induction, Pelvic Pain, Reproductive Endocrinology, Ultrasound

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-6476
Department: 336-716-2373


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Cornell University, 1998
  • M.D., SUNY Health Science Center-Syracuse, 2002
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, T Jefferson U Affil Hosps, 2006
  • Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, University of Connecticut Heal, 2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology


  • Soc Of Reproductive Endocrinol
  • Soc Of Reproductive Surgeons
  • Am Soc Of Reproductive Med

NPI Number

  • 1548325871
Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

81 Ratings

Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, M.D.

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology-Reproductive Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Fertilization in Vitro; Embryo Transfer; Zona Pellucida; Blastocyst; Oocytes
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-2373


Recent Publications

IL-1 beta disrupts human endometrial stromal cell differentiation via activation of the ERK 1/2 and p38 MAP kinase pathways: potential role in endometriosis [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Patel B, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2017;24(Suppl 1):205A.

Cabergoline preserves implantation and ongoing pregnancy rates in high responders to gonadotropin [abstract]. Wilson A, Shu YM, Patel B, Berga S, Prokai D, Johnston-MacAnanny E.. Obstet Gynecol. 2017;129(Suppl 1):169S.

Endometrial stromal decidualization responds reversibly to hormone stimulation and withdrawal. Yu J, Berga SL, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Endocrinology. 2016;157(6):2432-2446.

IL-1 beta disrupts morphological and biochemical differentiation of human endometrial stromal cells: potential role in infertility [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Yook G, Pan JC, Andrade AA, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2016;23(Suppl 1):247A-248A.

Transfer of IVF-contaminated blastocysts with removal of the zona pellucida resulted in live births. Shu Y, Prokai D, Berga S, Taylor R, Johnston-MacAnanny E.. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2016;33(10):1385-1388.

Human endometrial stromal cell connexin (Cx)43 responds reversibly to hormone stimulation and withdrawal and regulates markers of angiogenesis and Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition (MET) [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Huang L, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):81A.

. Burns CA, Weitz HH, Collins J, Hairston KG, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Lakey WC, Mayson S, Sipos J Masters PA, eds.. In: Medical knowledge self-assessment program: endocinology and metabolism. 17th ed. American College of Physicians;2015: .

Donor sperm intrauterine inseminations (IUI) in same sex couples or single mothers by choice: how much sperm is enough to achieve pregnancy? [abstract]. Prokai D, Shu Y, Maisel L, Berga SL, Taylor RN, Johnston-MacAnanny EB.. Fertil Steril. 2015;104(3 Suppl):E112.

Disorders of the female reproductive tract. Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Taylor RN. In: Hammer GD, McPhee SJ, eds. Pathophysiology of disease: an introduction to clinical medicine. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2014: 625-650.

Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) levels and GABA-Ergic gene expression in ovarian follicular fluid (FF) during controlled ovarian stimulation [abstract]. Hou L, Shu YM [sic] [Shu Y], Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Yalcinkaya TM.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):115A.

Ovarian hormones modify cell cycle dynamics, apoptosis and telomere length in primary human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Salinas A, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):414A.

Gap junction blockade induces apoptosis in human endometrial stromal cells. Yu J, Berga SL, Zou W, Sun HY, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Yalcinkaya T, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Mol Reprod Dev. 2014;81(7):666-675.

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and placental growth factor (PLGF) directly correlate with ovarian follicle size in women undergoing in vitro fertilitzation (IVF) [abstract]. Hou L, Taylor RN, Shu Y, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Yalcinkaya TM.. Fertil Steril. 2014;102(3 Suppl):e256.

Estradiol and inflammatory cytokines induce neuroangiogenic responses in endometriosis stromal cells [abstract]. Francisco AMC, Yu J, Yalcinkaya T, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Sidell N, Berga SL, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(3 Suppl):149A.

Selection of first in vitro fertilization cycle stimulation protocol for good prognosis patients: gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist versus agonist protocols. Johnston-MacAnanny EB, DiLuigi AJ, Engmann LL, Maier DB, Benadiva CA, Nulsen JC.. J Reprod Med. 2011;56(1-2):12-16.

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic repair of symptomatic cesarean scar defect: a report of two cases. Yalcinkaya TM, Akar ME, Kammire LD, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Mertz HL.. J Reprod Med. 2011;56(5-6):265-270.

The first case described: monozygotic twin sisters with the fragile X premutation but with a different phenotype for premature ovarian failure. Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Koty P, Pettenati M, Brady M, Yalcinkaya TM, Schmidt DW.. Fertil Steril. 2011;95(7):2431.e13-5.

Is a negative energy balance and strenuous exercise as a young adult a predictor of future fecundity? [abstract]. Leezer KH, Brady M, Yalcinkaya TM, Johnston-MacAnanny EB.. Fertil Steril. 2011;96(3 Suppl 1):S117.

The pregnancy outcome of retrieved excess eggs collected during selective follicular reduction from patients with three or more preovulatory follicles undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation and IUI [letter]. Akar ME, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Carrillo AJ, Miller J, Yalcinkaya TM.. Hum Reprod. 2010;25(11):2931.

Reducing the risk of multiples with controlled ovarian stimulation (COS): utilization of concurrent letrozole plus hMG protocol for IUI with option for follicle reduction (SFR) and oocyte vitrification [abstract]. Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Akar ME, Miller JZ, Carrillo A, Bozoklu O, Yalcinkaya TM.. Fertil Steril. 2010;94(4 Suppl 1):S154.

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Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology-Reproductive Medicine

Clinical Interests

Advanced Ultrasound, Ectopic Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Infertility, Ovulation Induction, Pelvic Pain, Reproductive Endocrinology, Ultrasound
Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, M.D.

Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, M.D.

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology-Reproductive Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, M.D.81 Ratings


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Dr. Johnston is the best doctor I've ever had. My health problems in this area are complicated, and frustrating, and she never stops looking for ways to help me. I can't imagine navigating my illness without her.


very good!


*Dr. Johnston-Macananny is the best GYN I've ever had. She's comforting, knowledgeable, & I trust her w/my care.


We will use Wake Forest care providers as much a possible in the future


Fantastic physician.


Very helpful! I was nervous about the consultation but she made me feel at ease and had a great personality and provided information and the directions were cut and dry and simple to follow.


*Dr. Johnston-Macananny took the time to explain all of our previous test results with us & really listened to our concern. She explained everything very well was empathetic and optimistic. I cannot say enough great things about our visit.


This is the first time I've felt like my doctor understood what I'm going through and was going to help.


Extremely helpful information given to help me make decisions moving forward - gave me as much time to talk as needed.

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