Clerio F. De Azevedo Filho, MD, PhD
Why are there no ratings?
Duke Health Provider question

Clerio F. De Azevedo Filho, MD, PhD

Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging Specialist

Duke Health Provider question
Call for an Appointment
Where I See Patients
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I am a cardiologist specialized in cardiovascular imaging. I have decided to choose cardiology due to many reasons, but mostly because I love interacting with patients. I become motivated by the investigative diagnostic challenges and I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues during the complex decision-making process to determine the best therapeutic approach. In addition, I have always been fascinated by cardiac imaging, particularly by its ability to assess both structure and function of the heart through an amazing interaction between technology and medicine. Indeed, my main research interests are in the field of Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, particularly Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac Computed Tomography. Ever since I became a physician, I have always aspired to work in an environment in which medicine was practiced at its best. Being able to provide the best patient care, while at the same time having the chance to participate in foremost medical research. Today, I feel fortunate because I strongly believe that there is no better place for me to achieve these goals than at Duke Health.

Languages I Speak
English, Portuguese
Call for an Appointment
Training and Education
Fellowship
Cardiology, Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil), 2000-2002
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Imaging, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland), 2003-2004
Residency
Internal Medicine, Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil), 1999-2000
Education
MD, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 1998
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

For me, medical research represents a powerful tool to help advance medical knowledge in a collaborative effort to ultimately improve patient care. My main research interests are on the areas of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Particularly, my research work has focused on the characterization of acute myocardial infarction by cardiovascular MRI both in experimental and in clinical models, the development of imaging tools for the risk stratification of patients with acute myocardial infarction, and the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of patients with non-ischemic heart diseases.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

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

  • Aetna
    • 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 HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access 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
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • 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
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • 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 of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

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.

Industry Relationships
Duke requires faculty members to report working relationships with companies in order to make sure any potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.