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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

Wheeler, Sarahn M., Emily Patel, Maeve Hopkins, Brain Antczak, Chad A. Grotegut, and Geeta K. Swamy. “Influence of Race and BMI on Cytokine Expression After Influenza Vaccination in Pregnancy.” In Reproductive Sciences, 23:194A-194A. SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Pryor, Katherine, Sarahn Wheeler, Regina Whitaker, Liping Feng, and Amy Murtha. “691: Evidence of PGRMC1 expression in cervical and vaginal epithelial cells during pregnancy.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 214:S365–S365. Elsevier BV, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2015.10.738.

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Wheeler, S., C. Grotegut, and G. Swamy. “3: Aspirin for preeclampsia prevention, latency and chorioamnionitis in preterm premature rupture of membranes.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 213:897–897. Elsevier BV, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2015.09.036.

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Wheeler, Sarahn M., Sarah Dotters-Katz, R Phillip Heine, Chad A. Grotegut, and Geeta K. Swamy. “Maternal Effects of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection during Pregnancy.” Emerg Infect Dis 21, no. 11 (November 2015): 1951–55. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2111.150497.

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Desravines, Nerlyne, Sarahn Wheeler, Brian Antczak, Phil Heine, Maragatha Kutchibhatla, Amy Murtha, and Geeta Swamy. “Maternal Inflammatory Biomarkers During Pregnancy in Obese and Non-Obese Subjects.” In Reproductive Sciences, 22:248A-248A. SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Desravines, Nerlyne, Geeta Swamy, Sarahn Wheeler, Brian Antczak, Kent Weinhold, Janet Staats, and Amy Murtha. “369: Progesterone receptor membrane component 1 and fas expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells during pregnancy.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 212:S194–S194. Elsevier BV, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2014.10.415.

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Wheeler, Sarahn, Brian Antczak, Homa Ahmadzia, Samantha Thomas, Geeta Swamy, Amy Murtha, and Patrick Seed. “709: Race, latency, and fetal membrane microbiota diversity in preterm premature rupture of membranes.” In American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 212:S346–S346. Elsevier BV, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2014.10.915.

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Wheeler, Sarahn M., Melissa Russo, Molly Wilson-Murphy, and Wen Shen. “Gynecologic and surgical complications in type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.” Obstet Gynecol 123, no. 2 Pt 2 Suppl 2 (February 2014): 431–33. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000000001.

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