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

Retchin, S. M., R. H. Fletcher, and R. A. Waugh. “Endocarditis and mitral valve prolapse: what is the "risk"?.” International Journal of Cardiology 5, no. 5 (1984): 653–59.

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Califf, R. M., R. A. McKinnis, J. F. McNeer, F. E. Harrell, K. L. Lee, D. B. Pryor, R. A. Waugh, P. J. Harris, R. A. Rosati, and G. S. Wagner. “Prognostic value of ventricular arrhythmias associated with treadmill exercise testing in patients studied with cardiac catheterization for suspected ischemic heart disease..” J Am Coll Cardiol 2, no. 6 (December 1983): 1060–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(83)80330-1.

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6630778
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Pritchett, E. L., M. J. Reiter, S. C. Hammill, R. Stack, R. A. Waugh, and D. G. Shand. “Is it safe to use intravenous verapamil to treat a patient who is taking oral verapamil?.” Am Heart J 105, no. 2 (February 1983): 329–31.

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6823818
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Bossen, E. H., J. R. Sommer, and R. A. Waugh. “Comparative stereology of mouse atria..” Tissue Cell 13, no. 1 (1981): 71–77.

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7222012
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Gordon, M. S., G. A. Ewy, J. M. Felner, A. D. Forker, I. H. Gessner, D. Juul, J. W. Mayer, A. Sajid, and R. A. Waugh. “A cardiology patient simulator for continuing education of family physicians..” Journal of Family Practice 13, no. 3 (1981): 353–56.

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Waugh, R. A. “The effect of coronary bypass surgery on survival..” Proceedings, the Annual Meeting of the Medical Section of the American Council of Life Insurance, 1981, 31–42.

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Gordon, M. S., G. A. Ewy, A. C. DeLeon, R. A. Waugh, J. M. Felner, A. D. Forker, I. H. Gessner, J. W. Mayer, and D. Patterson. “"Harvey," the cardiology patient simulator: pilot studies on teaching effectiveness..” Am J Cardiol 45, no. 4 (April 1980): 791–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(80)90123-x.

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7361670
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Gordon, M. S., G. A. Ewy, J. M. Felner, A. D. Forker, I. Gessner, C. McGuire, J. W. Mayer, D. Patterson, A. Sajid, and R. A. Waugh. “Teaching bedside cardiologic examination skills using "Harvey", the cardiology patient simulator..” Med Clin North Am 64, no. 2 (March 1980): 305–13.

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6155573
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Sajid, A. W., M. S. Gordon, J. W. Mayer, G. A. Ewy, A. D. Forker, J. M. Felner, D. Juul, R. A. Waugh, H. S. Barrows, and A. S. Elstein. “Symposium: A multi-institutional research study on the use of simulation for teaching and evaluating patient examination skills..” Annual Conference on Research in Medical Education. Conference on Research in Medical Education, no. 19 (1980): 349–58.

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Blair, T. P., R. A. Waugh, M. Pollack, H. E. Ashworth, N. A. Young, S. E. Anderson, and T. P. Bem. “Histoplasma capsulatum endocarditis.” American Heart Journal 99, no. 6 (1980): 783–88.

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