Robert Andrew Waugh, MD

Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Campus mail 8027 North Pavillion, 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-8611
Email address waugh002@mc.duke.edu

My work is directed along three lines including the use of simulation and computers in medical student and graduate medical education, the use of noninvasive technologies in the evaluation of the patient with heart disease, and the role of stress and behavior modification in the care and evaluation of patients with known or suspected heart disease.

In collaboration with the Medical Training and Simulation Research Laboratory at the University of Miami School of Medicine, I am part of a multicenter consortium of educators and physicians to develop and evaluate multimedia teaching programs in a variety of disciplines but beginning with Cardiology. We are currently conducting a multicenter observational trial of the use of these programs at several levels in the medical school curriculum as well as developing and evaluating pre- and post-test instruments.

In collaboration with the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory of Dr. James Blumenthal, I collaborate in a variety of trials centering around a study of the relation between exercise, weight loss and blood pressure (including a specific trial focused on this question in African-Americans) as well as the role of mental stress and ischemia in the natural history of patients with known coronary artery disease.

Key Words: Medical education, behavior modification, noninvasive cardiology.

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1966

Publications

Douglas, PS, Waugh, RA, Bloomfield, G, Dunn, G, Davis, L, Hahn, RT, Pibarot, P, Stewart, WJ, Weissman, NJ, Hueter, I, Siegel, R, Lerakis, S, Miller, DC, Smith, CR, and Leon, MB. "Implementation of echocardiography core laboratory best practices: a case study of the PARTNER I trial." J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26, no. 4 (April 2013): 348-358.e3.

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23465887
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Rosenberg, EL, Ekman, P, Jiang, W, Babyak, M, Coleman, RE, Hanson, M, O'Connor, C, Waugh, R, and Blumenthal, JA. "Linkages Between Facial Expressions of Anger and Transient Myocardial Ischemia in Men with Coronary Artery Disease." (March 22, 2012). (Chapter)

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Blumenthal, JA, Babyak, MA, Hinderliter, A, Watkins, LL, Craighead, L, Lin, P-H, Caccia, C, Johnson, J, Waugh, R, and Sherwood, A. "Effects of the DASH diet alone and in combination with exercise and weight loss on blood pressure and cardiovascular biomarkers in men and women with high blood pressure: the ENCORE study." Arch Intern Med 170, no. 2 (January 25, 2010): 126-135.

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20101007
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Babyak, MA, Blumenthal, JA, Hinderliter, A, Hoffman, B, Waugh, RA, Coleman, RE, and Sherwood, A. "Prognosis after change in left ventricular ejection fraction during mental stress testing in patients with stable coronary artery disease." Am J Cardiol 105, no. 1 (January 1, 2010): 25-28.

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20102885
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Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Babyak, MA, Doraiswamy, PM, Hinderliter, A, Hoffman, BM, Waugh, R, and Sherwood, A. "Intima-media thickness and age of first depressive episode." Biol Psychol 80, no. 3 (March 2009): 361-364.

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19041688
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Hinderliter, AL, Blumenthal, JA, O'Conner, C, Adams, KF, Dupree, CS, Waugh, RA, Bensimhon, D, Christenson, RH, and Sherwood, A. "Independent prognostic value of echocardiography and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in patients with heart failure." Am Heart J 156, no. 6 (December 2008): 1191-1195.

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19033018
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Blumenthal, JA, Babyak, MA, Doraiswamy, PM, Watkins, L, Hoffman, BM, Barbour, KA, Herman, S, Craighead, WE, Brosse, AL, Waugh, R, Hinderliter, A, and Sherwood, A. "Exercise and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder." Psychosom Med 69, no. 7 (September 2007): 587-596.

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17846259
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Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Babyak, MA, Hoffman, BM, Doraiswamy, PM, Waugh, R, Hinderliter, A, and Sherwood, A. "Cerebrovascular risk factors, vascular disease, and neuropsychological outcomes in adults with major depression." Psychosom Med 69, no. 6 (July 2007): 578-586.

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17634564
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Sherwood, A, Blumenthal, JA, Trivedi, R, Johnson, KS, O'Connor, CM, Adams, KF, Dupree, CS, Waugh, RA, Bensimhon, DR, Gaulden, L, Christenson, RH, Koch, GG, and Hinderliter, AL. "Relationship of depression to death or hospitalization in patients with heart failure." Arch Intern Med 167, no. 4 (February 26, 2007): 367-373.

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17325298
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Blumenthal, JA, Sherwood, A, Rogers, SD, Babyak, MA, Doraiswamy, PM, Watkins, L, Hoffman, BM, O'Connell, C, Johnson, JJ, Patidar, SM, Waugh, R, and Hinderliter, A. "Understanding prognostic benefits of exercise and antidepressant therapy for persons with depression and heart disease: the UPBEAT study--rationale, design, and methodological issues." Clin Trials 4, no. 5 (2007): 548-559.

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17942470
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