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Robert Phillips Heine, MD

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 2608 Erwin Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 668-0843
Email: heine010@mc.duke.edu

Dr. R. Phillips Heine is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He currently serves as the Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Vice Chair for Administration Affairs, and Medical Director for the Women’s Clinical Services Unit (CSU) in the Duke University Health System.

Dr. Heine completed his clinical training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina during which time he developed an academic interest regarding infection and its role in women’s reproductive health and specifically adverse pregnancy outcome. He subsequently completed a Sexually Transmitted Diseases research fellowship in the laboratories of Fred Sparling and Priscilla Wyrick at the University of North Carolina and went on to complete a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado. After fellowship Dr. Heine became a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and an investigator at the Magee Women’s Research Institute. During this time he served as Resident Research Coordinator and Associate MFM fellowship director prior to his move to Duke University.

His current clinical and research interests focus on the role of infection and inflammation in preterm birth and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. He also has a specific interest in the use of immunizations in pregnancy for both the prevention of disease in the mother and the newborn. 

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1991 - 1993
  • Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1990 - 1991
  • Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1986 - 1990
  • M.D., Texas Tech University of Health Science Nursing, 1986
Vice Chair Discipline: 
Obstetrics

Publications

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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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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Ahmadzia, HK, Patel, EM, Joshi, D, Liao, C, Witter, F, Heine, RP, and Coleman, JS. "Obstetric Surgical Site Infections: 2 Grams Compared With 3 Grams of Cefazolin in Morbidly Obese Women." Obstetrics and gynecology 126, no. 4 (October 2015): 708-715.

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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS COMMITTEE ON FETUS AND NEWBORN, , and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS COMMITTEE ON OBSTETRIC PRACTICE, . "The Apgar Score." Pediatrics 136, no. 4 (October 2015): 819-822.

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Dotters-Katz, SK, Patel, E, Grotegut, CA, and Heine, RP. "Acute infectious morbidity in multiple gestation." Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology 2015 (January 5, 2015): 173261-.

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Askew, A, Heine, RP, Myers, E, and Swamy, G. "603: Cost-effectivenss of penicillin skin testing in GBS+ pregnant women with penicillin allergy." January 2015.

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Patil, A, Swamy, G, Murtha, A, Heine, RP, and Grotegut, C. "Comparative efficacy of water-soluble progesterone vs traditional progesterone formulation on uterine contractility." January 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Ahmadzia, H, Joshi, D, Patel, E, Michel, L, Heine, RP, and Coleman, J. "Dose of preoperative antibiotics and obstetric surgical site infection in morbidly obese women." January 2015.

Scholars@Duke

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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Patel, EM, Swamy, GK, Heine, RP, Kuller, JA, James, AH, and Grotegut, CA. "Medical and obstetric complications among pregnant women with cystic fibrosis." January 2015.

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