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

Georgiades, A., A. Sherwood, E. C. Gullette, M. A. Babyak, A. Hinderliter, R. Waugh, D. Tweedy, L. Craighead, R. Bloomer, and J. A. Blumenthal. “Effects of exercise and weight loss on mental stress-induced cardiovascular responses in individuals with high blood pressure..” Hypertension 36, no. 2 (August 2000): 171–76. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.hyp.36.2.171.

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10948073
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Blumenthal, J. A., A. Sherwood, E. C. Gullette, M. Babyak, R. Waugh, A. Georgiades, L. W. Craighead, et al. “Exercise and weight loss reduce blood pressure in men and women with mild hypertension: effects on cardiovascular, metabolic, and hemodynamic functioning..” Arch Intern Med 160, no. 13 (July 10, 2000): 1947–58. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.160.13.1947.

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10888969
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Blumenthal, J. A., M. A. Babyak, K. A. Moore, W. E. Craighead, S. Herman, P. Khatri, R. Waugh, et al. “Effects of exercise training on older patients with major depression..” Arch Intern Med 159, no. 19 (October 25, 1999): 2349–56. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.159.19.2349.

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10547175
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Issenberg, S. B., W. C. McGaghie, I. R. Hart, J. W. Mayer, J. M. Felner, E. R. Petrusa, R. A. Waugh, et al. “Simulation technology for health care professional skills training and assessment..” Jama 282, no. 9 (September 1, 1999): 861–66. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.282.9.861.

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10478693
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Carels, R. A., A. Sherwood, M. Babyak, E. C. Gullette, R. E. Coleman, R. Waugh, W. Jiang, and J. A. Blumenthal. “Emotional responsivity and transient myocardial ischemia..” J Consult Clin Psychol 67, no. 4 (August 1999): 605–10. https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-006x.67.4.605.

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10450634
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Blumenthal, J. A., A. Sherwood, M. Babyak, R. Thurston, D. Tweedy, A. Georgiades, E. C. Gullette, et al. “Mental stress and coronary disease. The Smart-Heart Study..” N C Med J 60, no. 2 (March 1999): 95–99.

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10344134
Scholars@Duke

Dominick, K. L., E. C. Gullette, M. A. Babyak, K. L. Mallow, A. Sherwood, R. Waugh, M. Chilikuri, F. J. Keefe, and J. A. Blumenthal. “Predicting peak oxygen uptake among older patients with chronic illness..” J Cardiopulm Rehabil 19, no. 2 (March 1999): 81–89.

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10200913
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Petrusa, E. R., S. B. Issenberg, J. W. Mayer, J. M. Felner, D. D. Brown, R. A. Waugh, G. T. Kondos, I. H. Gessner, and W. C. McGaghie. “Implementation of a four-year multimedia computer curriculum in cardiology at six medical schools..” Acad Med 74, no. 2 (February 1999): 123–29. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001888-199902000-00011.

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10065053
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Issenberg, S. B., E. R. Petrusa, W. C. McGaghie, J. M. Felner, R. A. Waugh, I. S. Nash, and I. R. Hart. “Effectiveness of a computer-based system to teach bedside cardiology.” Academic Medicine 74, no. 10 SUPPL. (1999): S93–95.

Scholars@Duke

Issenberg, S. B., W. C. McGaghie, R. A. Waugh, E. S. Holmboe, and R. E. Hawkins. “Computers and evaluation of clinical competence [10] (multiple letters).” Annals of Internal Medicine 130, no. 3 (1999): 244–45.

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