Megan Elizabeth Bowles Clowse, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Baker House 07, Duke South, Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-2045
Email address megan.clowse@duke.edu

I am a clinical researcher with a focus on the management of rheumatologic diseases in pregnancy.  Since 2007, I have collected prospective pregnancies in women with rheumatic disease in the Duke Autoimmunity in Pregnancy Registry, which currently includes over 300 pregnancies.  This registry includes clinical data, pregnancy outcomes, and a large sample repository.  In collaboration with Duke Pediatric Cardiology, we found that maternal use of hydroxychloroquine may be protective against congenital heart block from neonatal lupus.  I have also conducted studies on vasculitis and ovarian function and pregnancy and I am the director of the Vasculitis-Pregnancy Registry, through the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium, is an online pregnancy registry for women with these rare conditions.  I am starting a study to identify causes for the high rate of infertility among women with rheumatoid arthrits.  I am also working on several projects to better understand how psoriatic arthritis impacts pregnancy.  

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Rheumatology, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2002 - 2005
  • Medical Residetn, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1999 - 2002
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1999
  • M.P.H., University of California at Los Angeles, 1994

Publications

Clowse, MEB. "Lupus activity in pregnancy." Rheum Dis Clin North Am 33, no. 2 (May 2007): 237-v. (Review)

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17499705
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Clowse, MEB, and Petri, M. "Pregnancy." Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Companion to Rheumatology (2007): 449-459.

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Clowse, MEB, Magder, L, Witter, F, and Petri, M. "Hydroxychloroquine in lupus pregnancy." Arthritis Rheum 54, no. 11 (November 2006): 3640-3647.

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17075810
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Clowse, MEB, Magder, LS, Witter, F, and Petri, M. "Risk factors for pregnancy loss in women with lupus." October 2006.

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Clowse, MEB, Jamison, MG, Myers, E, and James, AH. "National study of medical complications in SLE pregnancies." September 2006.

Scholars@Duke

Clowse, MEB, Magder, LS, Witter, F, and Petri, M. "Early risk factors for pregnancy loss in lupus." Obstet Gynecol 107, no. 2 Pt 1 (February 2006): 293-299.

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16449114
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Clowse, MEB, Witter, F, Magder, LS, and Petri, M. "Azathioprine use in lupus pregnancy." September 2005.

Scholars@Duke

Clowse, MEB, Witter, F, Magder, L, and Petri, M. "Early risk factors for pregnancy loss in lupus." April 2005.

Scholars@Duke

Clowse, MEB, Magder, LS, Witter, F, and Petri, M. "The impact of increased lupus activity on obstetric outcomes." Arthritis Rheum 52, no. 2 (February 2005): 514-521.

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15692988
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Clowse, MEB, Magder, L, and Petri, M. "Cyclophosphamide for lupus during pregnancy." Lupus 14, no. 8 (2005): 593-597.

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16175930
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