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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

Heine, RP, Elkins, C, Wyrick, PB, and Sparling, PF. "Transferrin increases adherence of iron-deprived Neisseria gonorrhoeae to human endometrial cells." Am J Obstet Gynecol 174, no. 2 (February 1996): 659-666.

Scholars@Duke

Draper, D, McGregor, J, Hall, J, Jones, W, Beutz, M, Heine, RP, and Porreco, R. "Elevated protease activities in human amnion and chorion correlate with preterm premature rupture of membranes." Am J Obstet Gynecol 173, no. 5 (November 1995): 1506-1512.

Scholars@Duke

Heller, KA, Greig, PC, and Heine, RP. "Amniotic-fluid Lactoferrin: A Marker for Subclinical Intraamniotic Infection Prior to 32 Weeks Gestation." Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 3, no. 5 (1995): 179-183.

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Heine, RP, Harding, S, Emmett, P, Ashwood, E, and Lenke, RR. "In vitro bacterial contamination of amniotic fluid: effects on fluorescence polarization lung maturity testing." Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 3, no. 3 (1995): 98-101.

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Draper, D, Jones, W, Heine, RP, Beutz, M, French, JI, and McGregor, JA. "Trichomonas vaginalis Weakens human Amniochorion in an in vitro model of premature membrane rupture." Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2, no. 6 (1995): 267-274.

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Heine, RP, McGregor, JA, Patterson, E, Draper, D, French, J, and Jones, W. "Trichomonas vaginalis: diagnosis and clinical characteristics in pregnancy." Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 1, no. 5 (1994): 228-234.

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Heine, RP, and McGregor, JA. "Quinolones in the gynecologic setting." Female Patient - Practical Ob/Gyn Medicine 17, no. 8 (1992): 31-37.

Scholars@Duke

Katz, VL, Thorp, JM, Watson, WJ, Fowler, L, and Heine, RP. "Human immunoglobulin therapy for preeclampsia associated with lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody." Obstet Gynecol 76, no. 5 Pt 2 (November 1990): 986-988.

Scholars@Duke

Katz, VL, Thorp, JM, Watson, WJ, Fowler, L, and Heine, RP. "Human immunoglobulin therapy for preeclampsia associated with lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody." Obstetrics and Gynecology 76, no. 5 (January 1, 1990): 986-988.

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Katz, VL, Jr, JMT, Watson, WJ, Fowler, L, and Heine, RP. "Human immunoglobulin therapy for preeclampsia associated with lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibody." Obstetrics and Gynecology 76, no. 5 II SUPPL. (1990): 986-988.

Scholars@Duke

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