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Robert Phillips Heine, MD

Property title
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

Villers, MS, Edwards, JM, Heine, RP, and Small, MJ. "Knowledge of Zika virus and patient prenatal screening and testing preferences." January 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Villers, MS, Hopkins, MK, Harris, BS, Brancazio, LR, Grotegut, CA, and Heine, RP. "Negative pressure wound therapy reduces cesarean delivery surgical site infections in morbidly obese women." 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society-for-Maternal-Fetal-Medicine (SMFM). Las Vegas, NV. January 23, 2017 - January 28, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, January 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Villers, MS, Hopkins, MK, Harris, BS, Brancazio, LR, Grotegut, CA, and Heine, RP. "Negative pressure wound therapy reduces cesarean delivery surgical site infections in morbidly obese women." 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society-for-Maternal-Fetal-Medicine (SMFM). Las Vegas, NV. January 23, 2017 - January 28, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, January 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Villers, MS, Thomas, CH, Grotegut, CA, Heine, RP, and Swamy, GK. "Reduction of cesarean delivery surgical site infections using an evidence-based care bundle." 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society-for-Maternal-Fetal-Medicine (SMFM). Las Vegas, NV. January 23, 2017 - January 28, 2017. MOSBY-ELSEVIER, January 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Villers, MS, Thomas, CH, Grotegut, CA, Heine, RP, and Swamy, GK. "Reduction of cesarean delivery surgical site infections using an evidence-based care bundle." 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society-for-Maternal-Fetal-Medicine (SMFM). Las Vegas, NV. January 23, 2017 - January 28, 2017. MOSBY-ELSEVIER, January 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Dotters-Katz, SK, Smid, MC, Grace, MR, Thompson, JL, Heine, RP, and Manuck, TA. "Risk factors for developing septic pelvic thrombophlebitis in a high-risk cohort." 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society-for-Maternal-Fetal-Medicine (SMFM). Las Vegas, NV. January 23, 2017 - January 28, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, January 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Dotters-Katz, SK, Smid, MC, Grace, MR, Thompson, JL, Heine, RP, and Manuck, TA. "Risk factors for developing septic pelvic thrombophlebitis in a high-risk cohort." 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society-for-Maternal-Fetal-Medicine (SMFM). Las Vegas, NV. January 23, 2017 - January 28, 2017.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, January 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Edwards, J, Villers, MS, Heine, RP, and Small, MJ. "Zika Virus screening and testing: preferences for prenatal diagnosis and tolerance of uncertainty." January 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Grotegut, C, Villers, M, Edwards, J, and Heine, RP. "Factors associated with 30-day readmissions for cesarean delivery surgical site infections." 43rd Annual Meeting of the Infectious-Diseases-Society-for-Obstetrics-and-Gynecology (ISDOG). Annapolis, MD. August 11, 2016 - August 13, 2016.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, December 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Grotegut, C, Villers, M, Edwards, J, and Heine, RP. "Factors associated with 30-day readmissions for cesarean delivery surgical site infections." 43rd Annual Meeting of the Infectious-Diseases-Society-for-Obstetrics-and-Gynecology (ISDOG). Annapolis, MD. August 11, 2016 - August 13, 2016.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, December 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

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