Bruno Pedro Chumpitazi, MD, MPH
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I strive to provide the best care for my patients so that they can get back to living a high-quality life.
– Bruno Pedro Chumpitazi, MD, MPH

Bruno Pedro Chumpitazi, MD, MPH

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

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Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center - Durham, NC
I strive to provide the best care for my patients so that they can get back to living a high-quality life.
– Bruno Pedro Chumpitazi, MD, MPH

About Me

In pediatric gastroenterology, we see children of all ages with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. This can include disorders of the esophagus (food tube), stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum. I have a particular interest in caring for children with disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBI), such as irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia. DGBI in children may be associated with chronic abdominal pain and meal-related symptoms. I also have a particular interest in caring for children with motility disorders. These include disorders such as esophageal achalasia, gastroparesis, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and severe constipation. Pediatric gastroenterologists at Duke collaborate with several specialty colleagues in areas such as pediatric surgery, physical therapy, psychology, otolaryngology, and pulmonology to provide cutting-edge clinical care. We also educate pediatric gastroenterology trainees and lead academic innovation through quality initiatives and research to improve pediatric digestive health.

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Training and Education

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Boston Children's Hospital, 2004-2007
Pediatrics, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York), 2001-2004
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine (Massachusetts), 2001
MPH, Tufts University (Massachusetts), 2001

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

There are two primary research interests that I have. The first is research to understand the interaction between diet, such as fermentable sugars, and the gut microbiome to cause gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain, in children with irritable bowel syndrome. The second area of research is in pediatric gastroparesis through the NIH/NIDDK-supported Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium.

Publications and Grants

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.
  • AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
  • Cairn Diagnostics
  • Ironwood Pharma
  • Rome Foundation