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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 Heine, RP. "Vaccinations for pregnant women." Obstetrics and gynecology 125, no. 1 (January 2015): 212-226. (Review)

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Swamy, GK. "Infectious diseases in pregnancy." Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America 41, no. 4 (December 2014): xi-xii.

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Swamy, GK, and Garcia-Putnam, R. "Maternal immunization to benefit the mother, fetus, and infant." Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America 41, no. 4 (December 2014): 521-534. (Review)

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Beigi, RH, Fortner, KB, Munoz, FM, Roberts, J, Gordon, JL, Han, HH, Glenn, G, Dormitzer, PR, Gu, XX, Read, JS, Edwards, K, Patel, SM, and Swamy, GK. "Maternal immunization: opportunities for scientific advancement." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 59 Suppl 7 (December 2014): S408-S414.

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Frew, PM, Saint-Victor, DS, Isaacs, MB, Kim, S, Swamy, GK, Sheffield, JS, Edwards, KM, Villafana, T, Kamagate, O, and Ault, K. "Recruitment and retention of pregnant women into clinical research trials: an overview of challenges, facilitators, and best practices." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 59 Suppl 7 (December 2014): S400-S407.

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Pollak, KI, Alexander, SC, Bennett, G, Lyna, P, Coffman, CJ, Bilheimer, A, Farrell, D, Bodner, ME, Swamy, GK, and Østbye, T. "Weight-related SMS texts promoting appropriate pregnancy weight gain: A pilot study." Patient Education and Counseling 97, no. 2 (November 1, 2014): 256-260.

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Pollak, KI, Alexander, SC, Bennett, G, Lyna, P, Coffman, CJ, Bilheimer, A, Farrell, D, Bodner, ME, Swamy, GK, and Østbye, T. "Weight-related SMS texts promoting appropriate pregnancy weight gain: a pilot study." Patient education and counseling 97, no. 2 (November 2014): 256-260.

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Reddick, KLB, Smrtka, MP, Grotegut, CA, James, AH, Brancazio, LR, and Swamy, GK. "The effects of intermittent pneumatic compression during cesarean delivery on fibrinolysis." Am J Perinatol 31, no. 9 (October 2014): 735-740.

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Patil, AS, Patil, NP, Lewis, AN, Swamy, GK, and Murtha, AP. "Health care providers' use of a drug information service for pregnancy-related inquiries." Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA 54, no. 5 (September 2014): 502-509.

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Jhaveri, R, and Swamy, GK. "Hepatitis C Virus in Pregnancy and Early Childhood: Current Understanding and Knowledge Deficits." Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 3 Suppl 1 (September 2014): S13-S18.

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