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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

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Certification, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2019 - 2021
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Certification, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016 - 2021
  • 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., The University of Chicago, 2009
  • A.B., Harvard University , 2003

Publications

Dotters-Katz, Sarah K., Hailey Harris, Sarahn M. Wheeler, Geeta K. Swamy, and Brenna L. Hughes. “Specialized prenatal care delivery for coronavirus disease 2019-exposed or -infected pregnant women.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 224, no. 3 (March 2021): 325–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2020.11.025.

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Harris, H. M., S. K. Dotters-Katz, S. Wheeler, G. K. Swamy, and B. Hughes. “Cohorting prenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 223:985–985, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Wheeler, Sarahn M., Kelley E. C. Massengale, Konyin Adewumi, Thelma A. Fitzgerald, Carrie B. Dombeck, Teresa Swezey, Geeta K. Swamy, and Amy Corneli. “Pregnancy vs. paycheck: a qualitative study of patient's experience with employment during pregnancy at high risk for preterm birth.” Bmc Pregnancy Childbirth 20, no. 1 (September 25, 2020): 565. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03246-7.

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Mueller, Collin W., Carlos D. Tavares, Geeta K. Swamy, Haywood L. Brown, and Sarahn M. Wheeler. “OB/GYN Providers' Knowledge of Racial and Ethnic Reproductive Health Disparities.” J Natl Med Assoc 112, no. 3 (June 2020): 275–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnma.2020.03.009.

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Wheeler, Sarahn M., Kelley Massengale, Konyinsope Adewumi, Thelma Fitzgerald, Carrie Dombeck, Teresa Swezey, Geeta Swamy, and Amy Corneli. “1014: When work does not support prenatal care: Patient experiences with employers during high risk pregnancy.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 222:S631–32. Elsevier BV, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.11.1030.

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Hynes, Jenna S., Amanda R. Schwartz, Azza Abdalla, Celia Reynolds, Sarahn M. Wheeler, Tracy Manuck, and Sarah Dotters-Katz. “1164: Cervical length in women with congenital uterine anomalies.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 222:S716–S716. Elsevier BV, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.11.1176.

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Wheeler, Sarahn M., Kelley Massengale, Konyinsope Adewumi, Thelma Fitzgerald, Carrie Dombeck, Teresa Swezey, Geeta Swamy, and Amy Corneli. “558: Increasing prompt prenatal care after a prior preterm birth: potential interventions from the patient perspective.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 222:S358–59. Elsevier BV, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.11.574.

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Wheeler, Sarahn, Anna DeNoble, Clara Wynn, Kristin Weaver, Geeta Swamy, Mark Janko, and Paul Lantos. “Beyond the Window: Patient Characteristics and Geographic Locations Associated with Late Prenatal Care in Women Eligible for 17-P Preterm Birth Prevention.” J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 6, no. 3 (June 2019): 563–69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-018-00555-8.

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Wheeler, Sarahn M., Kelley E. C. Massengale, Katelyn P. Blanchard, Thelma A. Fitzgerald, Teresa Swezey, Geeta K. Swamy, and Amy Corneli. “Improving Uptake and Adherence to 17-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate in Non-Hispanic Black Women: A Mixed Methods Study of Potential Interventions from the Patient Perspective.” Biores Open Access 8, no. 1 (2019): 155–61. https://doi.org/10.1089/biores.2019.0010.

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Wheeler, Sarahn, Pamela Maxson, Tracy Truong, and Geeta Swamy. “Psychosocial Stress and Preterm Birth: The Impact of Parity and Race.” Matern Child Health J 22, no. 10 (October 2018): 1430–35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-2523-0.

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