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I enjoy working with patients and their families providing for the full continuum of their care needs.
– David A. Rizzieri, MD

David A. Rizzieri, MD

Cell Therapy and Hematologic Malignancies Specialist

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Adult Bone Marrow Transplant
Hematologic Malignancies
Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Where I See Patients
Duke Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
I enjoy working with patients and their families providing for the full continuum of their care needs.
– David A. Rizzieri, MD
My Locations
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20 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710
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About Me

My practice focuses on the care of patients with leukemia or lymphoma. I enjoy working with patients and their families providing for the full continuum of their care needs. From initial evaluation, through planning multidisciplinary treatments, offering investigational study options, and marrow/stem cell, cord blood, or haploidentical transplantation, my practice is able to provide a thorough management plan for all such treatment needs. I am confident that the multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, radiation, and medical oncologists that we provide assure the best outcomes possible for our patients.

Languages I Speak
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Adult Bone Marrow Transplant
Hematologic Malignancies
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Provider Rating
4.93 out of 5
151 ratings, 19 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Hematology and Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 1994-1997
Internal Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center (New York), 1991-1994
MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (New York), 1991
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I focus on developing new therapies for patients with leukemia or lymphoma. I am a member of the Combined International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry Lymphoma Writing Committee and the ALLIANCE (formerly CALGB) Leukemia Core Committee and NCI Leukemia Working Groups. I serve as chair or co-chair of multiple ALLIANCE lymphoma/ leukemia trials, the most recent being the last two national studies for Burkitt’s lymphoma, as well as the current leukemia in under 60-year-olds study. I have led our team’s novel approaches for the care of patients using monoclonal antibodies with non-myeloablative allogeneic therapy to optimize a less toxic regimen for transplant of patients with hematologic malignancies using haplo-identical, as well as matched, donors. This work is currently being extended with post-transplant graft manipulation studies focused on manipulating Natural Killer cell activity. I have led the development of anti-stromal therapy in lymphoma using new antibodies targeting the stromal protein, tenascin, for which a patent is pending, and first in-human studies targeting acute myelogenous leukemia by linking diphtheria to an antibody to the IL-3 receptor (now in phase 3).

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 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 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 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 Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • 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
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • 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
    • FAMIS*
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Select*
    • *Duke Primary Care is considered an authorized, non-network participating provider.

    • 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does 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.
  • AROG Pharmaceuticals
  • AbbVie
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Bayer
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Celltrion
  • Cephalon, Inc. (Teva Pharmaceuticals)
  • Chimerix, Inc.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Kite pharmaceuticals
  • Mustang
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Pharmacyclics (AbbVie)
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Stemline
  • acrobiotech
  • incyte
  • mustang bio
  • ucart