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.
Sarahn M Wheeler, MD
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
Selected Grants and Awards
Wheeler, Sarahn, Tracy Truong, and Haywood L. Brown. “Provider Comfort With Teaching Patients and Learns about Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Ob/Gyn Outcomes [8I].” In Obstetrics & Gynecology, 131:99S-99S. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.aog.0000533436.01934.05.
Wheeler, Sarahn M., Anna DeNoble, Geeta Swamy, Kristin Weaver, Clara Wynn, and Paul Lantos. “Beyond the window: Determining a geographical target for interventions to decrease late initiation of prenatal care in 17-P eligible pregnant women.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 218:S565–66. MOSBY-ELSEVIER, 2018.
Wheeler, Sarahn M., Katherine Pryor, Brian Antczak, Tracy Truong, Yi-Ju Li, Amy Murtha, and Patrick Seed. “Race and cervical microbiome diversity.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 216:S180–S180. MOSBY-ELSEVIER, 2017.
Wheeler, Sarahn, Richard Sloane, Haywood L. Brown, R Phillips Heine, and Amy Murtha. “Attitude Toward Research and Patient Provider Choice in the Academic Institution.” In Obstetrics & Gynecology, 127:101S-102S. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2016. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.aog.0000483424.16020.82.
Wheeler, Sarahn, Richard Sloane, R Phillips Heine, Haywood L. Brown, and Amy Murtha. “Patient's Perspective on Research.” In Obstetrics & Gynecology, 127:121S-121S. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2016. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.aog.0000483495.97132.75.