Lars M. Wagner, MD
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My goal is to provide the very best treatment and support for the patients who have been entrusted to our care.
– Lars M. Wagner, MD

Lars M. Wagner, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center - Durham, NC
My goal is to provide the very best treatment and support for the patients who have been entrusted to our care.
– Lars M. Wagner, MD
My Locations
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
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About Me

The field of pediatric oncology offers a tremendous opportunity to improve the lives of cancer patients through the discovery, development, and compassionate administration of treatment. It is a privilege to journey alongside these patients and their families, and I learn from them each day. It is also a privilege to work with a dedicated and talented team of physicians and other medical staff as we try to comprehensively address the needs of our patients. Although I see a variety of children with cancer or blood diseases, my research focus is in sarcoma, which are tumors of connective tissue such as bone or muscle. Collaboration is necessary for progress, and my goal is to work with other clinicians and researchers at Duke Health and across the country to provide the very best treatment and support for the patients who have been entrusted to our care.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Fellowship
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Tennessee), 1998-2001
Residency
Pediatrics, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (Tennessee), 1991-1994
Education
MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1991
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research focus is on the development of new therapies for pediatric and young adult patients with sarcoma. I work with other clinicians across the country to develop new treatment regimens for sarcoma patients to better understand the nature of sarcoma and how patients respond to treatment. It is only through clinical trials that we can further our understanding of this rare disease and hopefully continue to improve the outcome of our patients.

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*
    • *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)

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Industry Relationships
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