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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

Swamy, GK, and Beigi, RH. "Maternal benefits of immunization during pregnancy." Vaccine 33, no. 47 (November 2015): 6436-6440. (Review)

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Wheeler, SM, Dotters-Katz, S, Heine, RP, Grotegut, CA, and Swamy, GK. "Maternal Effects of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection during Pregnancy." Emerging infectious diseases 21, no. 11 (November 2015): 1951-1955.

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Zimmerman, K, Gonzalez, D, Swamy, GK, and Cohen-Wolkowiez, M. "Pharmacologic studies in vulnerable populations: Using the pediatric experience." Seminars in perinatology 39, no. 7 (November 2015): 532-536. (Review)

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Norton, ME, Jacobsson, B, Swamy, GK, Laurent, LC, Ranzini, AC, Brar, H, Tomlinson, MW, Pereira, L, Spitz, JL, Hollemon, D, Cuckle, H, Musci, TJ, and Wapner, RJ. "Cell-Free DNA Analysis for Noninvasive Examination of Trisomy." Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 70, no. 8 (August 2015): 483-484.

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Pollak, KI, Fish, LJ, Lyna, P, Peterson, BL, Swamy, GK, and Levine, MD. "Predictors of pregnant quitters' intention to return to smoking postpartum." Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 17, no. 6 (June 2015): 742-745.

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Norton, ME, Jacobsson, B, Swamy, GK, Laurent, LC, Ranzini, AC, Brar, H, Tomlinson, MW, Pereira, L, Spitz, JL, Hollemon, D, Cuckle, H, Musci, TJ, and Wapner, RJ. "Cell-free DNA analysis for noninvasive examination of trisomy." The New England journal of medicine 372, no. 17 (April 2015): 1589-1597.

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Bialas, KM, Swamy, GK, and Permar, SR. "Perinatal Cytomegalovirus Infections: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment." NeoReviews 16, no. 4 (April 1, 2015): e231-e235.

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Bialas, KM, Swamy, GK, and Permar, SR. "Perinatal cytomegalovirus and varicella zoster virus infections: epidemiology, prevention, and treatment." Clinics in perinatology 42, no. 1 (March 2015): 61-viii. (Review)

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Pollak, KI, Lyna, P, Bilheimer, AK, Gordon, KC, Peterson, BL, Gao, X, Swamy, GK, Denman, S, Gonzalez, A, Rocha, P, and Fish, LJ. "Efficacy of a couple-based randomized controlled trial to help Latino fathers quit smoking during pregnancy and postpartum: the Parejas trial." Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology 24, no. 2 (February 2015): 379-385.

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Patel, EM, Swamy, GK, Heine, RP, Kuller, JA, James, AH, and Grotegut, CA. "Medical and obstetric complications among pregnant women with cystic fibrosis." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 212, no. 1 (January 1, 2015): 98e1-98e9.

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