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

Prattichizzo, Fernando Antonio, and Fabio Galetta. “Blunted nighttime blood pressure dipping in postmenopausal women..” Am J Hypertens 15, no. 7 Pt 1 (July 2002). https://doi.org/10.1016/s0895-7061(02)02930-8.

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12118919
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Hinderliter, Alan, Andrew Sherwood, Elizabeth C. D. Gullette, Michael Babyak, Robert Waugh, Anastasia Georgiades, and James A. Blumenthal. “Reduction of left ventricular hypertrophy after exercise and weight loss in overweight patients with mild hypertension..” Arch Intern Med 162, no. 12 (June 24, 2002): 1333–39.

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12076231
Scholars@Duke

Hinderliter, Alan L., Andrew Sherwood, James A. Blumenthal, Kathleen C. Light, Susan S. Girdler, Judith McFetridge, Kristy Johnson, and Robert Waugh. “Changes in hemodynamics and left ventricular structure after menopause..” Am J Cardiol 89, no. 7 (April 1, 2002): 830–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9149(02)02193-8.

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11909568
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Sherwood, Andrew, Elizabeth C. D. Gullette, Alan L. Hinderliter, Anastasia Georgiades, Michael Babyak, Robert A. Waugh, and James A. Blumenthal. “Relationship of clinic, ambulatory, and laboratory stress blood pressure to left ventricular mass in overweight men and women with high blood pressure..” Psychosom Med 64, no. 2 (March 2002): 247–57.

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11914440
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Blumenthal, James A., Michael Babyak, Jiang Wei, Christopher O’Connor, Robert Waugh, Eric Eisenstein, Daniel Mark, et al. “Usefulness of psychosocial treatment of mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia in men..” Am J Cardiol 89, no. 2 (January 15, 2002): 164–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9149(01)02194-4.

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11792336
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ENRICHD Investigators, E. N. R. I. C. H. D. “Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease (ENRICHD) study intervention: rationale and design..” Psychosom Med 63, no. 5 (September 2001): 747–55.

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11573023
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ENRICHD Investigators, C. A. “Enhancing recovery in coronary heart disease (ENRICHD): baseline characteristics..” Am J Cardiol 88, no. 3 (August 1, 2001): 316–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9149(01)01652-6.

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11472719
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Sherwood, A., R. Thurston, P. Steffen, J. A. Blumenthal, R. A. Waugh, and A. L. Hinderliter. “Blunted nighttime blood pressure dipping in postmenopausal women..” Am J Hypertens 14, no. 8 Pt 1 (August 2001): 749–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0895-7061(01)02043-x.

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11497189
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Rosenberg, E. L., P. Ekman, W. Jiang, M. Babyak, R. E. Coleman, M. Hanson, C. O’Connor, R. Waugh, and J. A. Blumenthal. “Linkages between facial expressions of anger and transient myocardial ischemia in men with coronary artery disease..” Emotion 1, no. 2 (June 2001): 107–15.

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12899191
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Khatri, P., J. A. Blumenthal, M. A. Babyak, W. E. Craighead, S. Herman, T. Baldewicz, D. J. Madden, M. Doraiswamy, R. Waugh, and K. R. Krishnan. “Effects of exercise training on cognitive functioning among depressed older men and women.” Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 9, no. 1 (January 1, 2001): 43–57. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.9.1.43.

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