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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

Grotegut, CA, Ngan, E, Garrett, ME, Miranda, ML, Ashley-Koch, AE, and Swamy, GK. "The association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the oxytocin receptor and G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 (GRK6) genes with oxytocin dosing requirements and labor outcomes." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 217, no. 3 (September 2017): 367.e1-367.e9.

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Lantos, PM, Hoffman, K, Permar, SR, Jackson, P, Hughes, BL, Kind, A, and Swamy, G. "Neighborhood Disadvantage is Associated with High Cytomegalovirus Seroprevalence in Pregnancy." Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities (August 24, 2017).

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Gunatilake, RP, Swamy, GK, Brancazio, LR, Smrtka, MP, Thompson, JL, Gilner, JB, Gray, BA, and Heine, RP. "Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy in Obese Patients Undergoing Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial." AJP reports 7, no. 3 (July 14, 2017): e151-e157.

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Saleh, E, Swamy, GK, Moody, MA, and Walter, EB. "Parental Approach to the Prevention and Management of Fever and Pain Following Childhood Immunizations: A Survey Study." Clinical pediatrics 56, no. 5 (May 2017): 435-442.

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Fell, DB, Bhutta, ZA, Hutcheon, JA, Karron, RA, Knight, M, Kramer, MS, Monto, AS, Swamy, GK, Ortiz, JR, and Savitz, DA. "Report of the WHO technical consultation on the effect of maternal influenza and influenza vaccination on the developing fetus: Montreal, Canada, September 30-October 1, 2015." Vaccine 35, no. 18 (April 2017): 2279-2287.

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Weinmann, S, Naleway, A, Swamy, G, Krishnarajah, G, Arondekar, B, Fernandez, J, and Myers, E. "Pregnancy Outcomes after Treatment for Cervical Cancer Precursor Lesions: An Observational Study." PloS one 12, no. 1 (January 4, 2017): e0165276-.

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Wood, AM, Post, AL, Swamy, GK, and Grotegut, CA. "Implications of non-cephalic presentation in preterm delivery." January 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Villers, MS, Thomas, CH, Grotegut, CA, Heine, RP, and Swamy, GK. "Reduction of cesarean delivery surgical site infections using an evidence-based care bundle." January 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Grotegut, CA, Ngan, E, Garrett, ME, Ashley-Koch, AE, and Swamy, GK. "Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the oxytocin receptor and GRK6 are associated with oxytocin dosing requirements and labor outcomes." January 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Ahmadzia, HK, Lockhart, EL, Thomas, SM, Welsby, IJ, Hoffman, MR, James, AH, Murtha, AP, Swamy, GK, and Grotegut, CA. "Using antifibrinolytics in the peripartum period - concern for a hypercoagulable effect?." Journal of neonatal-perinatal medicine 10, no. 1 (January 2017): 1-7.

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