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Rebecca Meekins, MD

Rebecca Meekins, MD
Start Year: 
2017

Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?

I chose to stay at Duke for so many reasons – high clinical volume, excellent surgical teaching, a chance to learn a wide variety of surgical techniques, and the outstanding mentorship in both research and career development.

 

What excites you about the residency/fellowship program at Duke OB/GYN?

The faculty here is always on the cutting edge both clinically and in their research endeavors. I feel excited knowing I'll leave fellowship with the tools to adapt to our ever-changing field.

 

What are your career goals?

My goal is to have a career in academic medicine. I hope to continue to be involved in medical education and quality improvement while also having a busy clinical practice.

 

What are your hobbies?

Yoga, hiking/backpacking, running, skiing.  I am looking forward to exploring new restaurants and hopefully training for triathlons/half marathons in the Durham area!

Education & Training

Undergraduate school & graduation year:

Middlebury College 2008

Medical school & graduation year:

Duke University School of Medicine 2013

Residency & graduation year:

Duke University Obstetrics & Gynecology 2017

 

Awards and Honors

 

  • Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and AUGS, 2016
  • Second Place Oral Presentation, Duke University Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Annual Charles B. Hammond, MD, Research Day, 2016
  • Top 10 Poster, Duke University School of Medicine, Clinical Science Day Poster Competition, 2013
  • Gibbons Award recipient from The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District IV, 2012
  • Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Scholarship for the Duke University Clinical Research Training Program, 2011

 

Publications & Presentations

 

Meekins AR, Siddiqui NY, Amundsen CL, Kuchibhatla M, Dieter AA. Improving Postoperative Efficiency: An Algorithm for Expedited Void Trials After Urogynecologic Surgery. South Med J. 2017 Dec;110(12):785-790.

Swamy GK, Garcia-Putnam AR. Vaccine-preventable diseases in pregnancy. American Journal of Perinatology. 2013, 30(2): 89-97.

Swamy GK, Garcia-Putnam AR. Maternal immunization to benefit the mother, fetus, and infant. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. 2014, 41(4): 521-34.

Research Interests

Describe your research interests/goals:

My research interests include determining the role of genetic variation in the beta 3 adrenergic receptor in women with overactive bladder and healthcare utilization in women with neurogenic overactive bladder. I am also involved in a quality improvement project aimed at improving outcomes after severe perineal laceration.