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I am able to engage my patients and their families and caregivers so that they can make informed decisions.
– Eugene Friedman, MD, PhD

Eugene Friedman, MD, PhD

Critical Care Specialist, Pulmonologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Where I See Patients
Duke Allergy and Pulmonary South Durham - Durham, NC
I am able to engage my patients and their families and caregivers so that they can make informed decisions.
– Eugene Friedman, MD, PhD
My Locations
Duke Allergy and Pulmonary South Durham
234 Crooked Creek Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713-8507
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About Me

My clinical interest lies in the care of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit, as well as general pulmonary consultation for both inpatients and outpatients. In addition to my medical training, I have a scientific background in signal transduction and immunity. This dual training allows me to explain to my patients not only why something is happening, but also the mechanisms of how the body and the treatment works. In this way, I am able to engage my patients and their families and caregivers so that they can make informed decisions. Having recently moved to North Carolina, my family and I have enjoyed exploring the variety of hikes and activities found in the Durham area and many state and national parks.

Languages I Speak
English, Russian, Spanish
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.77 out of 5
39 ratings, 10 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Fellowship
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University, 2015-2018
Residency
Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 2012-2015
Education
MD, New York University School of Medicine, 2012
PhD, New York University School of Medicine, 2010
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research experiences have included the investigation of the mechanisms of immune evasion by viruses as well as the investigation of inflammatory phenotypes associated with variation in the lung microbiome. My current research interest is focused on the metabolism of immune cells during infection and the changes that occur during periods of health and disease. My goal is to learn how this knowledge can be harnessed to improve patient outcomes in sepsis and septic shock.

Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

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 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 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 Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • Experience Health
  • 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 copayments, co–insurance, 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 certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported outside relationships with industry.