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My goal is to provide compassionate care for people with sickle cell disease and other serious blood disorders.
– John J. Strouse, MD, PhD

John J. Strouse, MD, PhD

Hematologist, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Where I See Patients
Duke Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center - Clinic 2N - Durham, NC
Duke Children's Health Center Hematology Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Hematology of Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
Duke Raleigh Hospital Benign Hematology - Raleigh, NC
My goal is to provide compassionate care for people with sickle cell disease and other serious blood disorders.
– John J. Strouse, MD, PhD
My Locations
Duke Adult Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center - Clinic 2N
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Children's Health Center Hematology Clinic
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Duke Hematology of Fayetteville
1991 Fordham Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28304-3774
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Raleigh Hospital Benign Hematology
3404 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609-7341
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I became interested in medicine after studying tropical forest in college and realizing that I wanted more contact with people than trees. In medical school, I cared for children and adults with sickle cell disease and was inspired by the challenges and complexity of this chronic illness. I chose to train in both pediatric and adult hematology and now see both children and adults with non-malignant blood disorders. I joined Duke Health in July 2016 to direct the Adult Sickle Cell Program and focus on the care of children and adults with disorders of hemoglobin.

Languages I Speak
English, Spanish
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.79 out of 5
80 ratings, 19 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Fellowship
Hematology, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Maryland), 2000-2004
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Johns Hopkins University and National Cancer Institute (Maryland), 2000-2004
Residency
Combined Program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Rochester, 1996-2000
Education
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland), 1996
PhD, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland), 2009
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I study risk factors for lung and brain injury from sickle cell disease and how to best prevent and treat these problems. I am also interested in understanding how sickle cell disease changes as people age and whether simple tests of function can identify people at increased risk of serious complications. We plan to study if a medical exercise program can prevent these problems and improve the function of older adults.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

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 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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • 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
  • 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
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has an outside financial interest 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.
  • Global Blood Therapeutics
  • Potomac Center for Medical Education