Nyia L. Noel, MD, MPH, FACOG
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology

MD, University of Michigan Medical School
MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health
BA, Columbia University

Dr. Nyia Noel joined Boston Medical Center as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Prior to this, she completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her clinical and research interests include fibroids, endometriosis, disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality, and health care access and systems delivery.
In July 2021, Fibroid Awareness Month, Dr. Noel founded The Fibroid Center at Boston Medical Center which focuses on exceptional care, patient advocacy and research through centering the patient voice.
Dr. Noel also serves as a co-investigator for the All of Us Research Program at Boston Medical Center/Boston University Medical Center through which she works to increase enrollment of underrepresented groups in research. Prior to founding the Fibroid Center, Dr. Noel worked with The Prenatal Aspirin Project to promote the use of low dose aspirin in pregnancy to decrease black maternal morbidity and mortality by decreasing the occurrence of pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and growth restriction in high risk women.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Dr. Noel is the former Vice President of Partnerships and Engagement of the New England Medical Association, the regional affiliate of the National Medical Association, an organization created to serve as a collective voice for black physicians in New England and advocate for health equity and the elimination of disparities in the healthcare system.


Centering (patients with) Fibroids - OWH Proposal
09/30/2022 - 09/29/2024 (PI)
Office of Women's Health/DHHS

Health Equity Fibroid Center Proposal
03/01/2021 - 02/29/2024 (PI)
Myovant Sciences

Centering (patients with) Fibroids
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023 (PI)
Myovant Sciences


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  1. Noel NL, Abrams J, Mudafort ER, Babu A, Forbes E, Hill L, Hill CC, Valbrun TG, Osian N, Wise LA, Kuohung W. Study protocol for the implementation of Centering Patients with Fibroids, a novel group education and empowerment program for patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids. Reprod Health. 2024 Apr 01; 21(1):41.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38561795; PMCID: PMC10983732; DOI: 10.1186/s12978-024-01777-2;
  2. Wesselink AK, Wegienka G, Coleman CM, Geller RJ, Harmon QE, Upson K, Lovett SM, Claus Henn B, Marsh EE, Noel NL, Baird DD, Wise LA. A prospective ultrasound study of cigarette smoking and uterine leiomyomata incidence and growth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Aug; 229(2):151.e1-151.e8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37148957; PMCID: PMC10524545; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.04.041;
  3. Fowler ML, Pokuaa I, Delgado S, Hendessi P, Memmo E, Iverson RE, White K, Noel NL. Implementation of same-day discharge in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in a safety-net hospital. Indian J Surg. 2022. View Publication
  4. Clark CR, Chandler PD, Zhou G, Noel N, Achilike C, Mendez L, O'Connor GT, Smoller JW, Weiss ST, Murphy SN, Ommerborn MJ, Karnes JH, Klimentidis YC, Jordan CD, Hiatt RA, Ramirez AH, Loperena R, Mayo K, Cohn E, Ohno-Machado L, Boerwinkle E, Cicek M, Schully SD, Mockrin S, Gebo KA, Karlson EW. Geographic Variation in Obesity at the State Level in the All of Us Research Program. Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 12 23; 18:E104.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34941480; PMCID: PMC8718125; DOI: 10.5888/pcd18.210094;
  5. Chandler PD, Clark CR, Zhou G, Noel NL, Achilike C, Mendez L, Ramirez AH, Loperena-Cortes R, Mayo K, Cohn E, Ohno-Machado L, Boerwinkle E, Cicek M, Qian J, Schully S, Ratsimbazafy F, Mockrin S, Gebo K, Dedier JJ, Murphy SN, Smoller JW, Karlson EW. Hypertension prevalence in the All of Us Research Program among groups traditionally underrepresented in medical research. Sci Rep. 2021 06 22; 11(1):12849.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34158555; PMCID: PMC8219813; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-92143-w;
  6. Fowler ML, Hendessi P, Noel NL. 50 Studies Every Obstetrician-Gynecologist Should Know. Predictors of Success of Methotrexate Treatment for Tubal Ectopic Pregnancies. Oxford University Press. 2021.
  7. Levin SR, de Geus SWL, Noel NL, Paasche-Orlow MK, Farber A, Siracuse JJ. Vascular repairs in gynecologic operations are uncommon but predict major morbidity and mortality. J Vasc Surg. 2020 09; 72(3):1059-1066.e2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32035777
  8. Noel N, Salazar CA, Isaacson K, Munro MG. Reconstructive and Reproductive Surgery in Gynecology (Munro MG and Gomel V eds.) . Complications of surgery of the female reproductive tract. CRC Press. 2019; Volume Two.
  9. Noel NL, Isaacson KB. Morcellation complications: From direct trauma to inoculation. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2016 Aug; 35:37-43. PMID: 26879674; DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2015.12.002;
  10. Noel NL, Isaacson KB. Review of Outcomes of Patients Treated for Intrauterine Adhesions With Office Hysteroscopy and Hormone Replacement Therapy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015; 22(6S):S184-S185. PMID: 27678980; DOI: 10.1016/j.jmig.2015.08.679;

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Bar chart showing 10 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2021


2021-2022 Myovant Sciences: Forward for Health Equity Grant

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