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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

Gyamfi-Bannerman, C, Thom, EA, Blackwell, SC, Tita, ATN, Reddy, UM, Saade, GR, Rouse, DJ, McKenna, DS, Clark, EAS, Thorp, JM, Chien, EK, Peaceman, AM, Gibbs, RS, Swamy, GK, Norton, ME, Casey, BM, Caritis, SN, Tolosa, JE, Sorokin, Y, VanDorsten, JP, Jain, L, and NICHD Maternal–Fetal Medicine Units Network, . "Antenatal Betamethasone for Women at Risk for Late Preterm Delivery." The New England Journal of Medicine 374, no. 14 (April 2016): 1311-1320.

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Grotegut, CA, Mao, L, Pierce, SL, Swamy, GK, Heine, RP, and Murtha, AP. "Enhanced Uterine Contractility and Stillbirth in Mice Lacking G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 6 (GRK6): Implications for Oxytocin Receptor Desensitization." Molecular Endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) 30, no. 4 (April 2016): 455-468.

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Wheeler, SM, Patel, E, Hopkins, M, Antczak, B, Grotegut, CA, and Swamy, GK. "Influence of Race and BMI on Cytokine Expression After Influenza Vaccination in Pregnancy." 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society-for-Reproductive-Investigation. Montreal, CANADA. March 16, 2016 - March 19, 2016.: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, March 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Wheeler, SM, Patel, E, Hopkins, M, Antczak, B, Grotegut, CA, and Swamy, GK. "Influence of Race and BMI on Cytokine Expression After Influenza Vaccination in Pregnancy." 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society-for-Reproductive-Investigation. Montreal, CANADA. March 16, 2016 - March 19, 2016.: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, March 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Fortner, KB, Edwards, KM, Broder, KR, Jimenez, N, Zhu, Y, Walter, EB, Heine, RP, Moro, P, Liang, JL, and Swamy, GK. "343: Reactogenicity of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnant women." January 2016.

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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 fetal DNA analysis for noninvasive assessment of trisomy (1)." Revista Chilena De Obstetricia Y Ginecologia 81, no. 1 (January 1, 2016): 86-88.

Scholars@Duke

Patil, AS, Swamy, GK, Murtha, AP, Heine, RP, Zheng, X, and Grotegut, CA. "Progesterone Metabolites Produced by Cytochrome P450 3A Modulate Uterine Contractility in a Murine Model." Reproductive Sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 22, no. 12 (December 2015): 1577-1586.

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Lantos, PM, Permar, SR, Hoffman, K, and Swamy, GK. "The Excess Burden of Cytomegalovirus in African American Communities: A Geospatial Analysis." Open Forum Infectious Diseases 2, no. 4 (December 2015): ofv180-null.

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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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