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

Bossen, EH, Sommer, JR, and Waugh, RA. "Comparative stereology of the mouse and finch left ventricle." Tissue Cell 10, no. 4 (1978): 773-784.

PMID
746545
Scholars@Duke

Brenner, JI, and Waugh, RA. "Effect of phasic respiration on left ventricular dimension and performance in a normal population. An echocardiographic study." Circulation 57, no. 1 (1978): 122-127.

Scholars@Duke

Sommer, JR, and Waugh, RA. "Ultrastructure of heart muscle." Environmental Health Perspectives 26 (1978): 159-167.

PMID
363414
Scholars@Duke

Sommer, JR, and Waugh, RA. "The ultrastructure of the mammalian cardiac muscle cell: with special emphasis on the tubular membrane systems: a review." American Journal of Pathology 82, no. 1 (December 1, 1976): 191-232.

Scholars@Duke

Johnson, ML, Warren, SG, Waugh, RA, Kisslo, JA, Sabiston, DC, and Lester, RG. "Echocardiography of the aortic valve in non-rheumatic left ventricular outflow tract lesions." Radiology 112, no. 3 (September 1974): 677-684.

PMID
4858408
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Spray, TL, Waugh, RA, and Sommer, JR. "Peripheral couplings in adult vertebrate skeletal muscle. Anatomical observations and functional implications." Journal of Cell Biology 62, no. 1 (1974): 223-227.

PMID
4600885
Scholars@Duke

Waugh, RA, and Sommer, JR. "Lamellar junctional sarcoplasmic reticulum. A specialization of cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum." Journal of Cell Biology 63, no. 1 (1974): 337-343.

PMID
4421855
Scholars@Duke

Rotman, M, Wagner, GS, and Waugh, RA. "Significance of high degree atrioventricular block in acute posterior myocardial infarction. The importance of clinical setting and mechanism of block." Circulation 47, no. 2 (1973): 257-262.

PMID
4684925
Scholars@Duke

Waugh, RA, Wagner, GS, Haney, TL, Rosati, RA, and Jr, JJM. "Immediate and remote prognostic significance of fascicular block during acute myocardial infarction." Circulation 47, no. 4 (1973): 765-775.

PMID
4696798
Scholars@Duke

Waugh, RA, Spray, TL, and Sommer, JR. "Fenestrations of sarcoplasmic reticulum. Delineation by lanthanum acting as a fortuitous tracer and in situ negative stain." Journal of Cell Biology 59, no. 1 (1973): 254-260.

PMID
4127539
Scholars@Duke

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