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Andrea B. Joyner, MD, FACOG, IBCLC

Dr. Joyner is a board-certified Academic Specialist in General Obstetrics and Gynecology who graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2007 and then completed her residency at the University of Connecticut in 2011. She remained on faculty at the University of Connecticut for four years before ultimately relocating to Atlanta in 2015. Dr. Joyner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics and the Associate Medical Director of Nurse Midwifery Services at the Emory University School of Medicine. Her primary clinical appointment is at Grady Memorial Hospital where she spends her days training medical students and residents in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Additionally, she directs gynecologic services for Grady’s new Gender Center and the International Gynecology Clinic. Dr. Joyner’s research interests are breastfeeding, perinatal mood disorders, sexual dysfunction, LGBTQIA health, and medical education.

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Obstetrics/Gynecology


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of South Alabama
  • Residency: University of Connecticut

Honors & Awards

Emory University School of Medicine Hidden Gem Award, 2017

Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) National Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016-2017

Crystal Apple for Excellence in Medical Student Education, Emory University School of Medicine, 2017

Excellence in Teaching, Teaching in the Outpatient Clinic, Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2017

Excellence in Teaching: Obstetrics at Grady, 2016

New Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 2014

Obstetrics and Gynecology Society Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 2011

Dr. Ferdinand Sauer Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 2008

Randall Undergraduate Outstanding Research Award, University of Alabama, 2003


Joyner, A. (2017). Breastfeeding. In D. Chelmow, A. Blanchard, & L. Learman (Eds.), The Well-Woman Visit (pp. 274-279). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316537459.049

Morosky CM, Joyner AB. Blood product transfusion for massive hemorrhage. Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2013 Mar 15; 33(5):1-8

Joyner AB, Runowicz CD. Ovarian cancer screening and early detection. Women’s Health (Lond Engl.) 2009 Nov;5(6):693-9.

Williams SN, Locke CH, Braden AL, Caldwell KA, Caldwell GA. Epileptic-like convulsions associated with LIS-1 in the cytoskeletal control of neurotransmitter signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans. Hum Mol Genet. 2004 Sept 15:13(18):2043-59.