Akiko Chiba, MD, FACS
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I strive to provide individualized care to my patients, making sure that they understand their diagnosis and all treatment options.
– Akiko Chiba, MD, FACS

Akiko Chiba, MD, FACS

Surgical Oncologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Breast Risk Assessment Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center Breast Clinic - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
I strive to provide individualized care to my patients, making sure that they understand their diagnosis and all treatment options.
– Akiko Chiba, MD, FACS

My Locations

20 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-2000
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Part of the Duke Cancer Institute

20 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
20 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-2000
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.

About Me

I became interested in medicine after my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. I strive to provide individualized care to my patients, making sure that they understand their diagnosis and all treatment options. My goal is to get to know my patients by listening to their concerns, so we can make the best treatment decision together using my breast treatment expertise. Having gone though breast cancer treatment with my mom, I understand the impact of the diagnosis on the rest of the family. Treating breast cancer patients is my passion. I have special interest in treating young women with breast cancer, those with genetic mutation, and women with increased risk of breast cancer. I also pay attention to cosmetic outcomes while completing breast cancer surgery using oncoplastic techniques. I also perform nipple-sparing mastectomy whenever possible. When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
Languages I Speak
English, Japanese

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Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Fellowship
Breast Surgical Oncology, Mayo Clinic (Minnesota), 2015-2016
Research Fellow, National Cancer Institute (Maryland), 2011-2012
Residency
General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center (New York), 2009-2015
Education
MD, St. George's University (Grenada), 2009

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I am interested in clinical research to improve the outcomes of breast cancer patients. My clinical interests include young patients with breast cancer, genetic mutation carriers, surgical treatment after neoadjuvant therapies, and breast microbiome.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • Bright HealthCare
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
    • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization plans*
    • *This plan is only accepted at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke HomeCare & Hospice.

  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • FAMIS*
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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External Relationships

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