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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

Myers, ER, Misurski, DA, and Swamy, GK. "Influence of timing of seasonal influenza vaccination on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in pregnancy." Am J Obstet Gynecol 204, no. 6 Suppl 1 (June 2011): S128-S140. (Review)

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Swamy, GK, Garrett, ME, Miranda, ML, and Ashley-Koch, AE. "Maternal vitamin D receptor genetic variation contributes to infant birthweight among black mothers." Am J Med Genet A 155A, no. 6 (June 2011): 1264-1271.

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Grotegut, CA, Johnson, LNC, Fitzpatrick, CB, Heine, RP, Swamy, GK, and Murtha, AP. "Bleeding per vaginam is associated with funisitis in women with preterm prelabour rupture of the fetal membranes." BJOG 118, no. 6 (May 2011): 735-740.

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Ostbye, T, Zucker, NL, Krause, KM, Lovelady, CA, Evenson, KR, Peterson, BL, Bastian, LA, Swamy, GK, West, DG, and Brouwer, RJN. "Kids and adults now! Defeat Obesity (KAN-DO): rationale, design and baseline characteristics." Contemp Clin Trials 32, no. 3 (May 2011): 461-469.

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Gray, BA, Lyerly, A, Namey, E, and Swamy, GK. "H1N1 Vaccination during Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study of Women's Decisions To Accept a Novel Vaccine." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 18, no. 3 (March 2011): 234A-234A.

Scholars@Duke

Swamy, GK. "Phase II Study To Assess the Safety and Immunogenicity of Two Dose Levels of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine in Pregnant Women." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 18, no. 3 (March 2011): 235A-235A.

Scholars@Duke

Reddick, KLB, Murtha, AP, Grotegut, CA, James, AH, Swamy, GK, and Brancazio, LR. "The Effects of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression on Fibrinolysis during Cesarean Delivery." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 18, no. 3 (March 2011): 380A-381A.

Scholars@Duke

Swamy, GK, Reddick, KLB, Brouwer, RJN, Pollak, KI, and Myers, ER. "Smoking prevalence in early pregnancy: comparison of self-report and anonymous urine cotinine testing." J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 24, no. 1 (January 2011): 86-90.

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Chin, JR, Swamy, GK, Floyd, SE, and Bastian, LA. "Hormonal contraceptives and adherence." (December 1, 2010): 151-177. (Chapter)

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Østbye, T, Krause, KM, Swamy, GK, and Lovelady, CA. "Effect of breastfeeding on weight retention from one pregnancy to the next: results from the North Carolina WIC program." Prev Med 51, no. 5 (November 2010): 368-372.

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