Kristin Schroeder, MD, MPH
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My patients always show such incredible courage and strength, and I am honored to be a part of their treatment team.
– Kristin Schroeder, MD, MPH

Kristin Schroeder, MD, MPH

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Specialist, Pediatric Neuro-oncologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center - Durham, NC
My patients always show such incredible courage and strength, and I am honored to be a part of their treatment team.
– Kristin Schroeder, MD, MPH
My Locations
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
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About Me

I am a pediatric hematologist and oncologist, with further specialization in neuro-oncology. I treat pediatric patients with central nervous system (CNS) tumors in the brain and spine. I am also involved in the Duke Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Clinic where I see children and adults with neurofibromatosis type I and II. I believe that all children should have the same chance of cure regardless of where they live. I work both here at Duke and in Tanzania, Africa to help families navigate through what is an incredibly difficult time in their lives. My patients always show such incredible courage and strength, and I am honored to be a part of their treatment team. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling in the U.S. and abroad, photography and cooking, which are usually influenced by each new place that I visit.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Fellowship
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2010-2013
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2013-2014
Global Health, Duke University Medical Center, 2014-2016
Residency
Pediatrics, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2007-2010
Education
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, DC), 2007
MPH, West Virginia University, 2002
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

I am actively involved in clinical trials for both pediatric high and low grade brain tumors. Additionally, I believe that children should have the same chance of cancer cure regardless of where they live. I spend 6 months per year in Tanzania in East Africa, collaborating with clinicians and administrators  to develop a pediatric cancer program. Our research focuses on creating interventions to improve cancer outcomes and reducing treatment abandonment in low resource settings. 

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*
    • *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 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.

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.
  • Broadreach