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

St Clair, E. W., E. Z. Oddone, R. A. Waugh, G. R. Corey, and J. R. Feussner. “Assessing housestaff diagnostic skills using a cardiology patient simulator..” Annals of Internal Medicine 117, no. 9 (November 1992): 751–56. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-117-9-751.

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1416578
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Sugarman, J., L. R. Churchill, J. K. Moore, and R. A. Waugh. “Medical, ethical and legal issues regarding thrombolytic therapy in the Jehovah's Witness..” The American Journal of Cardiology 68, no. 15 (December 1991): 1525–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(91)90290-2.

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1746438
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Sommer, J. R., E. Bossen, H. Dalen, P. Dolber, T. High, P. Jewett, E. A. Johnson, J. Junker, S. Leonard, and R. Nassar. “To excite a heart: a bird's view..” Acta Physiologica Scandinavica. Supplementum 599 (January 1991): 5–21.

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1651043
Scholars@Duke

Sajid, A. W., G. A. Ewy, J. M. Felner, I. Gessner, M. S. Gordon, J. W. Mayer, C. Shub, and R. A. Waugh. “Cardiology patient simulator and computer-assisted instruction technologies in bedside teaching..” Medical Education 24, no. 6 (November 1990): 512–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2923.1990.tb02667.x.

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2266888
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Ewy, G. A., J. M. Felner, D. Juul, J. W. Mayer, A. W. Sajid, and R. A. Waugh. “Test of a cardiology patient simulator with students in fourth-year electives..” Journal of Medical Education 62, no. 9 (September 1987): 738–43.

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3625738
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Retchin, S. M., R. A. Waugh, and R. H. Fletcher. “The impact of echocardiographic results on treatment decisions for patients suspected of mitral valve prolapse..” Medical Care 25, no. 7 (July 1987): 652–57.

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2891882
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Lee, K. L., D. B. Pryor, F. E. Harrell, R. M. Califf, V. S. Behar, W. L. Floyd, J. J. Morris, R. A. Waugh, R. E. Whalen, and R. A. Rosati. “Predicting outcome in coronary disease. Statistical models versus expert clinicians..” The American Journal of Medicine 80, no. 4 (April 1986): 553–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9343(86)90807-7.

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3963036
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Belkin, R. N., R. A. Waugh, and J. Kisslo. “Interatrial shunting in atrial septal aneurysm..” The American Journal of Cardiology 57, no. 4 (February 1986): 310–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(86)90909-4.

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3946220
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Retchin, S. M., R. H. Fletcher, P. C. Buescher, R. A. Waugh, and S. W. Battaglini. “The application of official policy. Prophylaxis recommendations for patients with mitral valve prolapse..” Medical Care 23, no. 10 (October 1985): 1156–62.

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4058070
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