David F. Kong, MD
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I work together with other members of Duke Cardiology to come to the best treatment plan for the individual patient.
– David F. Kong, MD

David F. Kong, MD

Interventional Cardiologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Where I See Patients
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
I work together with other members of Duke Cardiology to come to the best treatment plan for the individual patient.
– David F. Kong, MD
My Locations
Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
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About Me

One of the things that we bring to bear in the Duke University Health System is our concept of teamwork. Coach K always says it’s the name on the front of the jersey that matters, not so much the name on the back. Within Duke Cardiology, that’s also our ethos. We don’t hesitate to involve other members of the faculty for their ideas, inspirations and opinions to come to the best treatment plan for the individual patient. On the other hand, there are times when we have to act immediately, taking care of people in emergencies. We can always count on the fact that our entire team is available with an exceptional level of expertise, no matter who happens to be on duty when you need us most. In the hospital, I treat patients with severe heart attacks and complex heart problems with special equipment, including tiny balloons, metal stents, motorized devices, and lasers. After hours, I’m a master scuba diver and diver medic, and have lectured on cardiovascular dive medicine around the world.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, 1996-2000
Interventional Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2000-2001
Residency
Internal Medicine, Osler Medical Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1993-1996
Education
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland), 1993
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research evaluates how new drugs and medical devices for heart disease are tested for safety and effectiveness. I work with many different teams, blending statistics, computer science, medicine, and law. One example is developing standardized methods for how clinical trial data are collected electronically, to make it easier for doctors, scientists, and government officials to make important decisions. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provided me a Faculty Award in recognition of this research. These efforts will help make new technologies for heart patients available sooner.

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
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has an outside financial interest with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Allmed Healthcare
  • Chiesi USA
  • Faculty Connection
  • International Business Machines Corp.
  • OrbusNeich