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

Bacon, Simon L., Andrew Sherwood, Alan L. Hinderliter, R Edward Coleman, Robert Waugh, and James A. Blumenthal. “Changes in plasma volume associated with mental stress ischemia in patients with coronary artery disease..” Int J Psychophysiol 61, no. 2 (August 2006): 143–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2005.09.001.

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Sherwood, Andrew, Alan L. Hinderliter, Lana L. Watkins, Robert A. Waugh, and James A. Blumenthal. “Impaired endothelial function in coronary heart disease patients with depressive symptomatology..” J Am Coll Cardiol 46, no. 4 (August 16, 2005): 656–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2005.05.041.

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Blumenthal, James A., Andrew Sherwood, Michael A. Babyak, Lana L. Watkins, Robert Waugh, Anastasia Georgiades, Simon L. Bacon, Junichiro Hayano, R Edward Coleman, and Alan Hinderliter. “Effects of exercise and stress management training on markers of cardiovascular risk in patients with ischemic heart disease: a randomized controlled trial..” Jama 293, no. 13 (April 6, 2005): 1626–34. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.293.13.1626.

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Pierson, Lee M., Simon L. Bacon, Andrew Sherwood, Alan L. Hinderliter, Michael Babyak, Elizabeth C. D. Gullette, Robert Waugh, and James A. Blumenthal. “Association between exercise capacity and left ventricular geometry in overweight patients with mild systemic hypertension..” Am J Cardiol 94, no. 10 (November 15, 2004): 1322–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.07.126.

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Keefe, Francis J., James Blumenthal, Donald Baucom, Glenn Affleck, Robert Waugh, David S. Caldwell, Pat Beaupre, et al. “Effects of spouse-assisted coping skills training and exercise training in patients with osteoarthritic knee pain: a randomized controlled study..” Pain 110, no. 3 (August 2004): 539–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2004.03.022.

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15288394
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Bacon, Simon L., Lana L. Watkins, Michael Babyak, Andrew Sherwood, Junichiro Hayano, Alan L. Hinderliter, Robert Waugh, and James A. Blumenthal. “Effects of daily stress on autonomic cardiac control in patients with coronary artery disease..” Am J Cardiol 93, no. 10 (May 15, 2004): 1292–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.02.018.

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15135708
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Pierson, Lee M., Simon L. Bacon, Andrew Sherwood, Alan L. Hinderliter, Michael Babyak, Elizabeth C. D. Gullette, Robert Waugh, and James A. Blumenthal. “Relationship between exercise systolic blood pressure and left ventricular geometry in overweight, mildly hypertensive patients..” J Hypertens 22, no. 2 (February 2004): 399–405.

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15076200
Scholars@Duke

Hinderliter, Alan L., James A. Blumenthal, Robert Waugh, Mohan Chilukuri, and Andrew Sherwood. “Ethnic differences in left ventricular structure: relations to hemodynamics and diurnal blood pressure variation..” Am J Hypertens 17, no. 1 (January 2004): 43–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjhyper.2003.08.007.

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Watkins, Lana L., Andrew Sherwood, Mark Feinglos, Alan Hinderliter, Michael Babyak, Elizabeth Gullette, Robert Waugh, and James A. Blumenthal. “Effects of exercise and weight loss on cardiac risk factors associated with syndrome X..” Arch Intern Med 163, no. 16 (September 8, 2003): 1889–95. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.163.16.1889.

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Jiang, Wei, Michael A. Babyak, Alan Rozanski, Andrew Sherwood, Christopher M. O’Connor, Robert A. Waugh, R Edward Coleman, Michael W. Hanson, James J. Morris, and James A. Blumenthal. “Depression and increased myocardial ischemic activity in patients with ischemic heart disease..” Am Heart J 146, no. 1 (July 2003): 55–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-8703(03)00152-2.

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