Allison N. Martin, MD, MPH
Why are there no ratings?
Duke Health Provider question
I strive to provide all my patients with individualized care that is respectful and responsive to their specific needs and values.
– Allison N. Martin, MD, MPH

Allison N. Martin, MD, MPH

Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

Duke Health Provider question
Call for an Appointment
Where I See Patients
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center Gastrointestinal (GI) Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Regional Hospital - Durham, NC
Durham VA Health Care System - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
I strive to provide all my patients with individualized care that is respectful and responsive to their specific needs and values.
– Allison N. Martin, MD, MPH

About Me

I grew up in a rural county in Kentucky, where it was often difficult to find a doctor—much less a specialist—to meet patients' needs. This experience inspired me to attend medical school and ultimately become a cancer surgeon. I love being a surgeon because it demands both mastery of medical knowledge and precision in surgical technique. As a cancer surgeon, I aim to know my patients as human beings first and patients second. As a mother, I understand that parenthood is one of the most crucial roles humans will ever play in another's life; however, I believe the role your medical team plays in your care is equally vital. It is my privilege to be part of your cancer care journey. I value transparent communication, shared decision-making, and building long-term relationships with my patients. When you meet our team in the clinic, our goal is to provide a surgical plan that is easy to understand and personalized to you and your family's needs.

flag for LGBTQ+ Identified or Ally LGBTQ+ Identified or Ally
School of Medicine Departments and Divisions
Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak

Call for an Appointment

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2020-2022
Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2022-2023
General Surgery, University of Virginia Health, 2013-2020
MD, Vanderbilt University (Tennessee), 2013
MPH, Harvard University (Massachusetts), 2013

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My research interests are centered on the idea that all patients deserve access to high-quality, individualized cancer care. I primarily focus on healthcare disparities, differences in health outcomes impacted by factors such as where you live, the food you eat, and your home environment. Improving outcomes for patients undergoing liver and pancreas surgery is a particular passion of mine and forms the basis of my efforts to study how to make cancer surgery more predictable, transparent, and equitable.


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.

    • 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
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • 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
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • 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.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Contraline Inc.
  • Karios Technologies Inc.