Amy L. Behman, MB ChB, PhD, FRCSC
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I am privileged to be a part of each patient’s journey to overcome physical challenges and return to the activities they love.
– Amy L. Behman, MB ChB, PhD, FRCSC

Amy L. Behman, MB ChB, PhD, FRCSC

Hip Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Duke Orthopaedics Arringdon - Morrisville, NC
I am privileged to be a part of each patient’s journey to overcome physical challenges and return to the activities they love.
– Amy L. Behman, MB ChB, PhD, FRCSC

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About Me

I was first inspired to become an orthopaedic surgeon after witnessing the remarkable impact a simple cast had on healing my childhood injuries and enabling me to resume playing sports. Now, my primary career objective is to assist children and young adults in reclaiming the joy of participating in the activities they love without pain. To achieve this, I make it a point to understand my patients' goals and work with them and their families to craft a tailored recovery plan through shared decision-making. My specific areas of interest include hip problems such as hip dysplasia and Perthes disease in both children and young adults, as well as managing growth abnormalities in younger patients. Guiding patients through their formative years and aiding them in reaching their peak physical potential is what I find most motivating.

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Training and Education

Pediatric Orthopaedics, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (Australia), 2022
Hip Preservation, Schulthess Klinik (Switzerland), 2022
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto (Canada), 2013-2021
PhD, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto (Canada), 2018

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I believe research is critical to caring for patients. Through research, we better understand the biology of diseases, their impact on patients, and the outcomes of our treatments. My research focuses on improving outcomes by enhancing our surgical treatments and gaining a better understanding of our patients’ experiences, allowing us to tailor our treatments to improve their lives. Specifically, my research concentrates on conditions affecting the hip in both children and young adults.


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

Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.