Christopher R. Kelsey, MD Christopher R. Kelsey, MD

Christopher R. Kelsey, MD

Radiation Oncologist

4.9 out of 5  (166 ratings, 32 reviews)
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Insurance

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

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I was drawn to the field of oncology because cancer is a terrifying diagnosis for most people. It is one of those health issues that make people very nervous. I find great satisfaction working with cancer patients to help allay their fears and provide the best care possible. For me, it is rewarding to work with individuals who express so much courage in overcoming a difficult diagnosis. It is very rare that a patient comes alone to an appointment. Usually they have a spouse, son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a mother or father accompanying them. I spend a lot of time answering family member’s questions, who often provide a significant amount of care and support for their loved one. My job is to help educate both the patient and the family and to formulate a plan by which we can provide comprehensive care for all of the patient’s needs.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2002
RESIDENCY
Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2007
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am involved in clinical trials optimizing the use of radiation therapy for both lung cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Patients are offered participation in such trials if they meet eligibility criteria. Multiple other studies are ongoing evaluating different aspects of treatment and outcomes in each of the disease sites I treat- lung cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and mesothelioma.

PUBLICATIONS
View Christopher Kelsey's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (166 ratings, 32 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.