Joseph K. Salama, MD Joseph K. Salama, MD

Joseph K. Salama, MD

Radiation Oncologist

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919-286-6996 Office number
919-416-5808
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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. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I believe in finding the right treatment for each patient based on their unique situation. I am also a cancer researcher who focuses on developing new ways to treat head and neck, lung, and prostate cancers, as well as those with limited cancer spread. At the Durham VA Medical Center, I am the chief of the Radiation Oncology Service. I supervise the delivery of radiation for all types of cancer.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Baylor College of Medicine (Texas), 2001
RESIDENCY
Transition Year, University of Texas Houston Medical Center, 2001-2002
Radiation Oncology, University of Chicago Medical Center (Illinois), 2002-2006
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on improving treatments for patients with head and neck cancers, and lung cancers, through combinations of new medicines and advanced radiation techniques. I also study how new radiation techniques can be used to treat patients with limited cancer spread. I also lead a number of international trials for this problem.

PUBLICATIONS
View Joseph Salama's publications on PubMed
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.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb