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Sarahn M Wheeler, MD

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 2608 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 668-5462
Email: sarahn.wheeler@duke.edu

Dr. Sarahn M. Wheeler is a practicing maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Wheeler was born and raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. She completed medical school at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Wheeler went on to residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Wheeler completed her maternal-fetal medicine sup-specialty training at Duke University in June of 2016.

Dr. Wheeler currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Wheeler is both a practicing clinician and research faculty. in her clinical role, Dr. Wheeler is the director of Duke's Prematurity Prevention Program, a specialty clinic that is geared for women with risk factors for preterm birth.  In her research role, Dr. Wheeler has published several peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from fetal brain injury to vaccination during pregnancy. Dr. Wheeler’s current research focus is on race disparities in preterm birth. She is actively involved in research to develop interventions to improve utilization of preterm birth prevention therapies.

Dr. Wheeler also serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the OB/GYN department.  In this role she leads efforts to ensure an inclusive environment for the diverse patients, faculty, staff and trainees within Duke OB/GYN.

Education and Training

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Certification, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016 - 2018
  • Fellow - Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obgyn Division Of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2013 - 2016
  • ResidencyTraining Program, Obstetrics And Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2009 - 2013
  • M.D., University of Chicago, 2009
  • A.B., Harvard University , 2003

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Wheeler, S, Maxson, P, Truong, T, and Swamy, G. "Psychosocial Stress and Preterm Birth: The Impact of Parity and Race." Maternal and Child Health Journal 22, no. 10 (October 2018): 1430-1435.

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Wheeler, S, Truong, T, and Brown, HL. "Provider Comfort With Teaching Patients and Learns about Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Ob/Gyn Outcomes [8I]." May 2018.

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Baldwin, MA, Swamy, GK, and Wheeler, SM. "Pregnant Women's Knowledge and Beliefs about the Safety and Outcomes of Delivery at Various Gestational Ages." Ajp Reports 8, no. 1 (January 19, 2018): e7-e12.

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Wheeler, SM, DeNoble, A, Swamy, G, Weaver, K, Wynn, C, and Lantos, P. "Beyond the window: Determining a geographical target for interventions to decrease late initiation of prenatal care in 17-P eligible pregnant women." 38th Annual Meeting and Pregnancy Meeting of the Society-for-Maternal-Fetal-Medicine. Dallas, TX. January 29, 2018 - February 3, 2018.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, January 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Wheeler, SM, DeNoble, A, Swamy, G, Weaver, K, Wynn, C, and Lantos, P. "Beyond the window: Determining a geographical target for interventions to decrease late initiation of prenatal care in 17-P eligible pregnant women." 38th Annual Meeting and Pregnancy Meeting of the Society-for-Maternal-Fetal-Medicine. Dallas, TX. January 29, 2018 - February 3, 2018.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, January 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Wheeler, S, Pryor, K, Antczak, B, Truong, T, Murtha, A, and Seed, P. "The relationship of cervical microbiota diversity with race and disparities in preterm birth." Journal of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine 11, no. 3 (January 2018): 305-310.

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Wheeler, SM, and Bryant, AS. "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care." Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America 44, no. 1 (March 2017): 1-11. (Review)

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Wheeler, SM, Pryor, K, Antczak, B, Truong, T, Li, Y-J, Murtha, A, and Seed, P. "Race and cervical microbiome diversity." 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

Wheeler, SM, Pryor, K, Antczak, B, Truong, T, Li, Y-J, Murtha, A, and Seed, P. "Race and cervical microbiome diversity." 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

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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