Rebecca Meekins, MD
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.
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.