David L. Witsell, MD, MHS David L. Witsell, MD, MHS

David L. Witsell, MD, MHS

Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgeon, Head and Neck Surgeon

4.7 out of 5  (228 ratings, 31 reviews)
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919-668-6065 Office number
919-668-6036
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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

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and have a deep love for the natural beauty that blesses us each day. I believe that we are all connected in our journeys to be better people and that healing takes place within a space of openness and honesty. I respect the tremendous privilege that comes with being a surgeon, and recognize that my role in healing often requires a period of pain and discomfort before improved health. This is an unavoidable part of surgery. My love of my specialty comes from its involvement with all five senses we have as human beings: hearing, smelling, seeing, feeling, and tasting. This is how we take information in and experience our world, our friends and family. I have two dogs, a wonderful daughter and son, and a partner; all who support and love me dearly. I work with a wonderful team that makes good work into tremendous work.

School of Medicine Department
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1990
RESIDENCY
Otolaryngology, UNC Hospitals, 1995
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interest is in coordination of practice-based research initiatives nationally. My research focus is on improving disease outcomes for patients with ear, nose and throat diseases and cancer. I am funded by the National Institute of Health and the Principal Investigator of the only otolaryngology research network in the US.

PUBLICATIONS
View David Witsell's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (228 ratings, 31 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.