Klaus Georg Erich Werner, MD, PhD
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Klaus Georg Erich Werner, MD, PhD

Pediatric Neurologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center - Durham, NC
Duke Children's Specialty Services of Brier Creek – Alm Street - Raleigh, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Lenox Baker Children's Hospital - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
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Duke Children's Specialty Services of Brier Creek – Alm Street
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Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
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Lenox Baker Children's Hospital
3000 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705-4599
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About Me

I am a pediatric neurologist and have special interests in tuberous sclerosis, pediatric headaches and general pediatric neurology. Early in my education, I was privileged to work with outstanding child neurologists sharing their love and enthusiasm for this specialty. It is essential not only to connect with the little toddler or adolescent but also the family to arrive at the right diagnosis and therapy. Listening to their story, understanding their needs, building the important partnership with the family and at the end getting a smile from a patient are most rewarding and satisfying. Besides work I love classical music, exercise and spend time with my family.

Languages I Speak
English, French
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Training and Education
Fellowship
Addenbrooke Hospital, 1997-1998
Lister Hospital, 1998
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, 1998-1999
Cromwell Hospital, 2000-2001
Pediatric Neurology, Hospital for Sick Children-Toronto, 2005-2010
Residency
Internship Program, Aberdeen Royal Hospitals,
1992
Internship Program, University of Munich Teaching Hospital, 1992-1993
King's College Hospital Medical School, 1993-1995
St. Mary's Hospital, England, 1995
Addenbrooke Hospital, 1995-1996
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, 1996-1997
Education
Medizinische Facultat - Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, 1991
MD, 1992
MRCP (I), 2000
MRCPCH, 2000
PhD, 2007
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research currently revolves around tuberous sclerosis and headaches. I am studying tuberous sclerosis trying to find neuromarkers as that there seems to be a critical window within the first year of life for possible intervention (Werner et al). The functional development of the temporal lobe, which is part of the brain, may play a crucial role in the developmental outcome in tuberous sclerosis. I am also currently planning major research in migraine and sleep. The glymphatic system, which is a clearance pathway, or paravascular system or functional waste clearance pathway for central nervous system (CNS) is effective only during sleep.

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 Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • 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*
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  • 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)

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Industry Relationships
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.
  • Novartis