James L. Abbruzzese, MD James L. Abbruzzese, MD

James L. Abbruzzese, MD

Medical Oncologist

4.86 out of 5  (75 ratings, 14 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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Contact
919-684-0476 Office number
919-684-0745
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Insurance

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.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

As a medical oncologist at the Duke Cancer Institute, my focus for many years has been on a challenging cancer – pancreatic cancer. We are learning and making progress, and with the collaborations we build with radiation oncologists, surgeons, our imaging colleagues and others, we’re able to do things today that we could not do 10 years ago. I enjoy interacting directly with patients, particularly sharing with them what the pictures of their diseases look like – in my practice we use a lot of scans to show us what we’re dealing with – and then trying to relate that information to patients in an understandable way, and talk about the different options that are available to them. In my spare time I like to run, work in my yard and fish. After doing mostly saltwater fishing when I lived in Houston, I’m looking forward to exploring my fresh water options in this area.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Illinois), 1978
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1978-1981
FELLOWSHIP
Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland), 1980-1981
Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts), 1981-1982
Clinical Fellow, Medical Oncology Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts), 1982-1983
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.86 out of 5 (75 ratings, 14 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) 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.
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bessor Pharma
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Driver
  • Fujifilm
  • Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Lustgarten Foundation
  • Pancreatic Cancer United Kingdom
  • PharmaCyte
  • Sun Biopharma
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Colorado Medical Center
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center