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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

Hopkins, MK, Dotters-Katz, S, Boggess, K, Heine, RP, and Smid, M. "Perioperative Antibiotic Choice in Labored versus Unlabored Cesareans and Risk of Postcesarean Infectious Morbidity." American Journal of Perinatology 35, no. 2 (January 2018): 127-133.

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Harris, B, Hopkins, M, Swamy, G, Hughes, B, Heine, RP, and Villers, M. "Efficacy of non-beta lactam antibiotics for prevention of cesarean delivery wound infections." Annual Meeting of the Infectious-Diseases-Society-for-Obstetrics-and-Gynecology (ISDOG). Park City, UT. August 10, 2017 - August 12, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, December 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Harris, B, Hopkins, M, Swamy, G, Hughes, B, Heine, RP, and Villers, M. "Efficacy of non-beta lactam antibiotics for prevention of cesarean delivery wound infections." Annual Meeting of the Infectious-Diseases-Society-for-Obstetrics-and-Gynecology (ISDOG). Park City, UT. August 10, 2017 - August 12, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, December 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Wood, AM, Hughes, BL, Heine, RP, and Villers, MS. "Group B strep and associated complications in cesarean delivery." December 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Edwards, JM, Wynn, C, Watson, N, Focht, C, Todd, CA, Walter, EB, Heine, RP, and Swamy, GK. "Group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization and disease among pregnant women: a historical cohort study." Annual Meeting of the Infectious-Diseases-Society-for-Obstetrics-and-Gynecology (ISDOG). Park City, UT. August 10, 2017 - August 12, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, December 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Edwards, JM, Wynn, C, Watson, N, Focht, C, Todd, CA, Walter, EB, Heine, RP, and Swamy, GK. "Group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization and disease among pregnant women: a historical cohort study." Annual Meeting of the Infectious-Diseases-Society-for-Obstetrics-and-Gynecology (ISDOG). Park City, UT. August 10, 2017 - August 12, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, December 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Tucker, A, Hopkins, M, Hammett, E, Clinton, C, and Heine, RP. "Penicillin skin testing in pregnant women with a history of penicillin allergy." Annual Meeting of the Infectious-Diseases-Society-for-Obstetrics-and-Gynecology (ISDOG). Park City, UT. August 10, 2017 - August 12, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, December 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Tucker, A, Hopkins, M, Hammett, E, Clinton, C, and Heine, RP. "Penicillin skin testing in pregnant women with a history of penicillin allergy." Annual Meeting of the Infectious-Diseases-Society-for-Obstetrics-and-Gynecology (ISDOG). Park City, UT. August 10, 2017 - August 12, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, December 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Dotters-Katz, SK, Smid, MC, Grace, MR, Thompson, JL, Heine, RP, and Manuck, T. "Risk Factors for Postpartum Septic Pelvic Thrombophlebitis: A Multicenter Cohort." American Journal of Perinatology 34, no. 11 (September 2017): 1148-1151.

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Gunatilake, RP, Swamy, GK, Brancazio, LR, Smrtka, MP, Thompson, JL, Gilner, JB, Gray, BA, and Heine, RP. "Closed-Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy in Obese Patients Undergoing Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial." Ajp Reports 7, no. 3 (July 14, 2017): e151-e157.

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