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Geeta Krishna Swamy, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: Box 3967 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-5220
Email: swamy002@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Geeta Swamy, MD, became Vice Chair for Research and Faculty Development in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology on March 1, 2018. In this dual role, Dr. Swamy oversees strategic development and administration of the Department’s basic, translational and clinical research programs, as well as implements and oversees programs to support development and mentorship for all faculty at all levels.

Dr. Swamy has dedicated her career to advancing research in women’s health and to mentoring faculty and trainees. She is an internationally recognized clinician-researcher, and an expert and nationally-recognized leader in the field of maternal immunization and vaccination in pregnancy. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others. She currently serves as the Co-Principal Investigator for the NIH-NIAID Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation (VTEU) and CDC-funded Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Swamy has been the Director of the Duke Perinatal Research Center since 2010.

Dr. Swamy has also been instrumental in developing and leading the School of Medicine’s Research Regulatory and Compliance initiatives, first as Chair of the IRB and then as Associate Dean for Clinical Research for Regulatory Oversight and Research Initiatives. This past fall, she was promoted to Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Swamy's focused area of interests are perinatal infection, maternal immunization and preterm birth.

Education and Training

  • Resident, Obstetrics And Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh, 1997 - 2001
  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997

Publications

Hopkins, MK, Grotegut, CA, Swamy, GK, Myers, ER, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Induction of Labor versus Scheduled Cesarean in Morbidly Obese Women: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." American Journal of Perinatology 36, no. 4 (March 2019): 399-405.

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Werner, EF, Romano, ME, Rouse, DJ, Sandoval, G, Gyamfi-Bannerman, C, Blackwell, SC, Tita, ATN, Reddy, UM, Jain, L, Saade, GR, Iams, JD, Clark, EAS, Thorp, JM, Chien, EK, Peaceman, AM, Swamy, GK, Norton, ME, Casey, BM, Caritis, SN, Tolosa, JE, Sorokin, Y, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU)*, . "Association of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus With Neonatal Respiratory Morbidity." Obstetrics and Gynecology 133, no. 2 (February 2019): 349-353.

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DeNoble, AE, Wynn, CE, Weaver, KE, Wheeler, SM, and Swamy, GK. "Factors Associated with Utilization of 17-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate for the Prevention of Recurrent Preterm Birth." American Journal of Perinatology (February 2019).

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Healy, SA, Fried, M, Richie, T, Bok, K, Little, M, August, A, Riley, L, Swamy, GK, Wylie, BJ, Menendez, C, Muehlenbachs, A, Doumbo, O, Greenwood, B, Billingsley, PF, Hoffman, SL, and Duffy, PE. "Malaria vaccine trials in pregnant women: An imperative without precedent." Vaccine 37, no. 6 (February 2019): 763-770.

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Woods, CW, Sanchez, AM, Swamy, GK, McClain, MT, Harrington, L, Freeman, D, Poore, EA, Slifka, DK, Poer DeRaad, DE, Amanna, IJ, Slifka, MK, Cai, S, Shahamatdar, V, Wierzbicki, MR, Amegashie, C, and Walter, EB. "An observer blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase I dose escalation trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated West Nile virus Vaccine, HydroVax-001, in healthy adults." Vaccine (January 18, 2019).

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Wheeler, S, DeNoble, A, Wynn, C, Weaver, K, Swamy, G, Janko, M, and Lantos, P. "Beyond the Window: Patient Characteristics and Geographic Locations Associated with Late Prenatal Care in Women Eligible for 17-P Preterm Birth Prevention." Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (January 10, 2019).

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Edwards, JM, Edwards, LE, Swamy, GK, and Grotegut, CA. "Effect of Cord Blood Magnesium Level at Birth on Non-neurologic Neonatal Outcomes." January 2019.

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Edwards, JM, Watson, N, Focht, C, Wynn, C, Todd, CA, Walter, EB, Phillips Heine, R, and Swamy, GK. "Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Colonization and Disease among Pregnant Women: A Historical Cohort Study." January 1, 2019.

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Edwards, JM, Watson, N, Focht, C, Wynn, C, Todd, CA, Walter, EB, Heine, RP, and Swamy, GK. "Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Colonization and Disease among Pregnant Women: A Historical Cohort Study." Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019 (January 2019): 5430493-null.

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Munoz, FM, Jackson, LA, Swamy, GK, Edwards, KM, Frey, SE, Stephens, I, Ault, K, Winokur, P, Petrie, CR, Wolff, M, Patel, SM, and Keitel, WA. "Safety and immunogenicity of seasonal trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines in pregnant women." Vaccine (November 8, 2018).

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