Elda L. Fisher, MD, FACS
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As a mom to three children and also a surgeon, I provide the same expertise, understanding, and care for my patients that I would expect for my own children.
– Elda L. Fisher, MD, FACS

Elda L. Fisher, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgeon, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Where I See Patients
Duke Aesthetic Center - Durham, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
As a mom to three children and also a surgeon, I provide the same expertise, understanding, and care for my patients that I would expect for my own children.
– Elda L. Fisher, MD, FACS

About Me

I love treating patients seeking maxillofacial surgery and facial gender affirmation surgery. Facial feminization surgery and facial masculinization surgery are new and exciting areas for patient-specific 3D planning and execution of surgery. When appropriate, the combination of functional skeletal surgery, such as orthognathic surgery, can be incorporated into facial gender affirmation surgery to obtain the best results in both aesthetic and functional outcomes.

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Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Grant Hospital, 2014
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2007-2013
General Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2010-2011
MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
DMD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2007
MSc, Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (New Jersey), 2004

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My primary research interest is at the cross-section of maxillofacial surgery and gender-affirmation surgery, analyzing craniofacial preoperative and postoperative measurements to improve planning and execution of facial gender affirmation surgery. I also have interests in the use of AI in aesthetic skeletal surgical planning, resident surgical education, and in the resident selection and matching process.


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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • 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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • 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
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do 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

Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.