Dr. Heber Dunaway entered partnership with The Fertility Institute of New Orleans in 2002. Prior to joining The Fertility Institute, Dr. Dunaway was the Founder and Medical Director of the Fertility and Laser Center, the Director of Reproductive Services for Baton Rouge General and Women’s Hospital and the Director of Reproductive Services for Lakeside Hospital.
A graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Dr. Dunaway obtained accredited fellowship training at Reproductive Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is board certified in Obstetrics/ Gynecology and has published numerous articles in Fertility and Sterility Journal, the Journal of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, The American Journal of the Roentgenology and the Journal of Chromatography.
Dr. Dunaway has accomplished numerous breakthroughs in his 37 years as a reproductive medicine specialist including the first successful gamete fallopian transfer in Louisiana in the mid-1980s, the first operative hysteroscopic uterine septoplasty and first successful donor embryo transfer. He distinguished himself by being one of only two individuals to achieve pregnancies by Direct Oocyte Sperm Transfer (DOST).
Well versed in current technologies, Dr. Dunaway’s employs leading-edge therapies with emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of Polyscystic Ovary Syndrome, infertility treatment through assisted reproductive technology, surgical and medical management of endometriosis, and the surgical management of uterine anomalies.
He has been recognized by his patients for his individual attention and compassion and has earned Vitals’ Patients’ Choice Award (2008 – 2012, 2014) and Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012) and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award (2011).
Dr. Dunaway is the past President of the Orleans Parish OB/GYN Society, a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is an active Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, and the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.