Christopher J. Nash, MD
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Compassionate care in your urgent moments—expect clarity, empathy, and expertise for your health journey.
– Christopher J. Nash, MD

Christopher J. Nash, MD

Emergency Medicine Specialist

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Where I See Patients
Duke University Hospital: Emergency Room - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Compassionate care in your urgent moments—expect clarity, empathy, and expertise for your health journey.
– Christopher J. Nash, MD

About Me

As a dedicated healthcare provider in Durham, I derive immense joy from serving our vibrant community. My commitment extends beyond clinical expertise; it’s about fostering genuine connections with patients during the brief but critical moments we share. Specializing in emergency medicine, I approach each case—whether it’s triaging urgent situations, delivering life-saving interventions, or providing compassionate care—with unwavering empathy and precision. Collaborative care is at the heart of my practice. By actively listening to my patients’ stories and understanding their unique needs, I tailor treatments to the individual. I’m passionate about translating complex medical terminology into everyday language, ensuring patients feel informed and empowered. Durham isn’t just my workplace; it’s home. Since college, I have felt an enduring connection to Durham. Beyond the stethoscope, I revel in parenthood, enjoy watching American soccer matches, and cheer passionately for Duke basketball. If we cross paths in the emergency department, I aim to fulfill my commitment to comforting you on your hardest days and partnering with you to prioritize and optimize your health.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English, Spanish

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Education, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2023
Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2017-2021
MD, Northwestern University (Illinois), 2017
EdM, Harvard University (Massachusetts), 2022

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My background is in medical education, having completed a masters' degree and a fellowship to further my training. I study online medical education, telehealth training, and technology-enhanced medical education. I am especially interested in understanding how artificial intelligence can enhance training and assessment of medical learners. I have been grant funded by the Association of American Medical Colleges and was recently awarded the SEEF Fellowship by the National Board of Medical Examiners.


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.
  • Relias Learning