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

Lieberman, E. B., S. K. Heinle, N. Wildermann, R. A. Waugh, J. A. Kisslo, and T. M. Bashore. “Does hypotension during dobutamine stress echocardiography correlate with anatomic or functional cardiac impairment?.” Am Heart J 129, no. 6 (June 1995): 1121–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-8703(95)90392-5.

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7754942
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Blumenthal, J. A., E. T. Thyrum, E. D. Gullette, A. Sherwood, and R. Waugh. “Do exercise and weight loss reduce blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension?.” N C Med J 56, no. 2 (February 1995): 92–95.

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7898595
Scholars@Duke

Waugh, R. A., J. W. Mayer, G. A. Ewy, J. M. Felner, B. S. Issenberg, I. H. Gessner, S. Rich, A. W. Sajid, and R. E. Safford. “Multimedia computer-assisted instruction in cardiology..” Arch Intern Med 155, no. 2 (January 23, 1995): 197–203.

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7811130
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Wofford, M. M., J. L. Wofford, R. A. Waugh, J. W. Mayer, R. E. Safford, and J. M. Felner. “The affordability and efficacy of MCAI [2].” Archives of Internal Medicine 155, no. 15 (1995).

Scholars@Duke

Heinle, S., N. Wilderman, J. K. Harrison, R. Waugh, T. Bashore, L. M. Nicely, D. Durack, and J. Kisslo. “Value of transthoracic echocardiography in predicting embolic events in active infective endocarditis. Duke Endocarditis Service..” Am J Cardiol 74, no. 8 (October 15, 1994): 799–801. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(94)90438-3.

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7942553
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Durack, D. T., A. S. Lukes, D. K. Bright, and D. K. Duke Endocarditis Service. “New criteria for diagnosis of infective endocarditis: utilization of specific echocardiographic findings.” The American Journal of Medicine 96, no. 3 (January 1, 1994): 200–209. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9343(94)90143-0.

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Heinle, S. K., and R. A. Waugh. “TEE for infective endocarditis.” Choices in Cardiology 8, no. 3 (January 1, 1994): 64–66.

Scholars@Duke

Heinle, S. K., E. B. Lieberman, M. Ancukiewicz, R. A. Waugh, T. M. Bashore, and J. Kisslo. “Usefulness of dobutamine echocardiography for detecting restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty..” Am J Cardiol 72, no. 17 (December 1, 1993): 1220–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(93)90287-m.

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8256695
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Oddone, E. Z., R. A. Waugh, G. Samsa, R. Corey, and J. R. Feussner. “Teaching cardiovascular examination skills: results from a randomized controlled trial..” Am J Med 95, no. 4 (October 1993): 389–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9343(93)90308-c.

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8213871
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Jiang, W., J. Hayano, E. R. Coleman, M. W. Hanson, D. J. Frid, C. O’Connor, D. Thurber, R. A. Waugh, and J. A. Blumenthal. “Relation of cardiovascular responses to mental stress and cardiac vagal activity in coronary artery disease..” Am J Cardiol 72, no. 7 (September 1, 1993): 551–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(93)90350-l.

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8362769
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