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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

Wood, A, Post, A, Swamy, G, Murtha, A, Heine, RP, and Grotegut, C. "Medical complications associated with sepsis in obstetric patients." 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

Wood, A, Post, A, Swamy, G, Murtha, A, Heine, RP, and Grotegut, C. "Medical complications associated with sepsis in obstetric patients." 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

Wood, A, Post, A, Swamy, G, Murtha, A, Heine, RP, and Grotegut, C. "Obstetric complications associated with sepsis." 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

Wood, A, Post, A, Swamy, G, Murtha, A, Heine, RP, and Grotegut, C. "Obstetric complications associated with sepsis." 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

Russell, K, Oliver, SE, Lewis, L, Barfield, WD, Cragan, J, Meaney-Delman, D, Staples, JE, Fischer, M, Peacock, G, Oduyebo, T, Petersen, EE, Zaki, S, Moore, CA, Rasmussen, SA, Agus, M, Bailey, DB, Bale, J, Beckmann, KA, Bhatia, J, Pitre, JB, Brei, TJ, Daniel-Robinson, L, Dziuban, E, Gaffney, M, Griffin, DD, Goodman, AB, Hall, M, Heine, RP, Houtrow, A, Hunter, L, Hyman, SL, Jones, WK, Kapogiannis, BG, Lehman, SS, Lopata, A, Maldonado, Y, McCabe, E, McLeod, R, Meek, JY, Msall, ME, Mofenson, LM, Nayak, S, Needle, S, Reef, S, Rice, S, Rivkees, S, Rodriguez, J, Rosenblum, E, Sanchez, P, Savich, R, Scheuerle, A, Segal, L, Smith, C, Suchdev, PS, Tait, VF, Trevathan, E, Ventura, CV, Whitley, R, Wiley, S, and Ysern, F. "Update: Interim Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection — United States, August 2016." Mmwr. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 65, no. 33 (August 26, 2016): 870-878.

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Edwards, JM, Gilner, JB, Hernandez, J, Kurtzberg, J, and Heine, RP. "Chagas Disease Screening in Maternal Donors of Publicly Banked Umbilical Cord Blood, United States." Emerging Infectious Diseases 22, no. 8 (August 2016): 1468-1470.

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Ahmadzia, HK, Thomas, SM, Murtha, AP, Heine, RP, and Brancazio, LR. "Obstetric hemorrhage survey: Attitudes and practices of maternal-fetal medicine fellows." Journal of neonatal-perinatal medicine 9, no. 2 (May 17, 2016): 133-137.

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Wheeler, S, Sloane, R, Brown, HL, Heine, RP, and Murtha, A. "Attitude Toward Research and Patient Provider Choice in the Academic Institution." May 2016.

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Wheeler, S, Sloane, R, Heine, RP, Brown, HL, and Murtha, A. "Patientʼs Perspective on Research." May 2016.

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Grotegut, CA, Mao, L, Pierce, SL, Swamy, GK, Heine, RP, and Murtha, AP. "Enhanced Uterine Contractility and Stillbirth in Mice Lacking G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 6 (GRK6): Implications for Oxytocin Receptor Desensitization." Molecular Endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) 30, no. 4 (April 2016): 455-468.

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