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

Blumenthal, JA, Jiang, W, Babyak, MA, Krantz, DS, Frid, DJ, Coleman, RE, Waugh, R, Hanson, M, Appelbaum, M, O'Connor, C, and Morris, JJ. "Stress management and exercise training in cardiac patients with myocardial ischemia. Effects on prognosis and evaluation of mechanisms." Archives of Internal Medicine 157, no. 19 (October 1997): 2213-2223.

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9342998
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Hayano, J, Jiang, W, Waugh, R, O'Connor, C, Frid, D, and Blumenthal, JA. "Stability over time of circadian rhythm of variability of heart rate in patients with stable coronary artery disease." Am Heart J 134, no. 3 (September 1997): 411-418.

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9327696
Scholars@Duke

Shah, A, Wagner, GS, Green, CL, Crater, SW, Sawchak, ST, Wildermann, NM, Mark, DB, Waugh, RA, and Krucoff, MW. "Electrocardiographic differentiation of the ST-segment depression of acute myocardial injury due to the left circumflex artery occlusion from that of myocardial ischemia of nonocclusive etiologies." The American Journal of Cardiology 80, no. 4 (August 1997): 512-513.

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9285669
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Gullette, EC, Blumenthal, JA, Babyak, M, Jiang, W, Waugh, RA, Frid, DJ, O'Connor, CM, Morris, JJ, and Krantz, DS. "Effects of mental stress on myocardial ischemia during daily life." Jama 277, no. 19 (May 1997): 1521-1526.

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9153365
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Jiang, W, Babyak, M, Krantz, DS, Waugh, RA, Coleman, RE, Hanson, MM, Frid, DJ, McNulty, S, Morris, JJ, O'Connor, CM, and Blumenthal, JA. "Mental stress--induced myocardial ischemia and cardiac events." Jama 275, no. 21 (June 1996): 1651-1656.

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8637138
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Waugh, RA, St Clair, EW, and Oddone, EZ. "Bedside science reduces laboratory art." Circulation 92, no. 9 (November 1, 1995): 2762-. (Letter)

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7586387
Scholars@Duke

Jiang, W, Trauner, MA, Coleman, RE, Waugh, RA, Hanson, MW, Frid, DJ, Phillips, BG, Morris, JJ, O'Connor, C, and Blumenthal, JA. "Association of physical fitness and transient myocardial ischemia in patients with coronary artery disease." J Cardiopulm Rehabil 15, no. 6 (November 1995): 431-438.

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8624970
Scholars@Duke

Blumenthal, JA, Jiang, W, Waugh, RA, Frid, DJ, Morris, JJ, Coleman, RE, Hanson, M, Babyak, M, Thyrum, ET, and Krantz, DS. "Mental stress-induced ischemia in the laboratory and ambulatory ischemia during daily life. Association and hemodynamic features." Circulation 92, no. 8 (October 1995): 2102-2108.

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7554188
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Westman, EC, Matchar, DB, Samsa, GP, Mulrow, CD, Waugh, RA, and Feussner, JR. "Accuracy and reliability of apical S3 gallop detection." J Gen Intern Med 10, no. 8 (August 1995): 455-457.

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7472703
Scholars@Duke

Jiang, W, Blumenthal, JA, Hanson, MW, Coleman, RE, O'Connor, CM, Frid, D, Morris, JJ, and Waugh, RA. "Relative importance of electrode placement over number of channels in transient myocardial ischemia detection by Holter monitoring." The American Journal of Cardiology 76, no. 5 (August 1995): 350-354.

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7639158
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