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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

Reddick, KLB, Smrtka, MP, Grotegut, CA, James, AH, Brancazio, LR, and Swamy, GK. "The effects of intermittent pneumatic compression during cesarean delivery on fibrinolysis." American Journal of Perinatology 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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Swamy, GK, and Wheeler, SM. "Neonatal pertussis, cocooning and maternal immunization." Expert Review of Vaccines 13, no. 9 (September 2014): 1107-1114. (Review)

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Steiner, B, Swamy, GK, and Walter, EB. "Engaging expectant parents to receive Tdap vaccination." American Journal of Perinatology 31, no. 5 (May 2014): 407-412.

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Cotten, CM, Murtha, AP, Goldberg, RN, Grotegut, CA, Smith, PB, Goldstein, RF, Fisher, KA, Gustafson, KE, Waters-Pick, B, Swamy, GK, Rattray, B, Tan, S, and Kurtzberg, J. "Feasibility of autologous cord blood cells for infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy." The Journal of Pediatrics 164, no. 5 (May 2014): 973-979.e1.

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Munoz, FM, Bond, NH, Maccato, M, Pinell, P, Hammill, HA, Swamy, GK, Walter, EB, Jackson, LA, Englund, JA, Edwards, MS, Healy, CM, Petrie, CR, Ferreira, J, Goll, JB, and Baker, CJ. "Safety and immunogenicity of tetanus diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) immunization during pregnancy in mothers and infants: a randomized clinical trial." Jama 311, no. 17 (May 2014): 1760-1769.

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Sanders, AP, Smeester, L, Rojas, D, DeBussycher, T, Wu, MC, Wright, FA, Zhou, Y-H, Laine, JE, Rager, JE, Swamy, GK, Ashley-Koch, A, Lynn Miranda, M, and Fry, RC. "Cadmium exposure and the epigenome: Exposure-associated patterns of DNA methylation in leukocytes from mother-baby pairs." Epigenetics 9, no. 2 (February 2014): 212-221.

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Sanders, AP, Smeester, L, Rojas, D, DeBussycher, T, Wu, MC, Wright, FA, Zhou, YH, Laine, JE, Rager, JE, Swamy, GK, Ashley-Koch, A, Lynn Miranda, M, and Fry, RC. "Cadmium exposure and the epigenome: Exposure-associated patterns of DNA methylation in leukocytes from mother-baby pairs." Epigenetics : Official Journal of the Dna Methylation Society 9, no. 2 (January 1, 2014): 212-221.

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Steiner, B, Swamy, GK, and Walter, EB. "Engaging expectant parents to receive Tdap vaccination." American Journal of Perinatology 31, no. 5 (January 1, 2014): 407-412.

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