Linda Carime Cendales, MD Linda Carime Cendales, MD

Linda Carime Cendales, MD

Hand Surgeon, Hand Transplant Surgeon

4.7 out of 5  (36 ratings, 4 reviews)
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919-684-8661 Office number
919-681-2670
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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

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I am a hand transplant surgeon with formal training in hand and microsurgery and transplant surgery. I enjoy working with adults and children who need hand surgery and/or upper extremity reconstruction. I treat conditions that involve the hand, including occupational related injuries and trauma. That can include carpel tunnel, tendon and nerve injuries and hand transplants. I'm fortunate to work with a team that provides outstanding patient care.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco (Mexico), 1992
Research Fellow, Instituto Nacional de la Nutricion "Dr. Salvador Zubiran", Mexico, 1992
RESIDENCY
Surgery, Hospital General "Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez", Mexico, 1996
FELLOWSHIP
Hand and Microsurgery, Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (Kentucky), 1997-2001
Transplant Surgery and Research, National Institutes of Health, NIDDK (Maryland), 2004
Senior Clinical Fellow, National Institutes of Health, NIAMS (Maryland), 2006
Translational Research, Emory Laney Graduate School (Georgia), 2011
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am actively engaged in research and study the field called vascularized composite allografts (VCA). VCA is the transplantation of multiple tissues like bone, skin, muscle, vessels, nerve, and tendon as one functional unit. Hand transplantation is an example of a VCA for those who have lost one or both hands. My investigation includes how patients do after a hand transplant, understanding rejection, as well as less morbid therapies for hand transplant patients. Our team uses preclinical models and receives samples from recipients to better understand VCA.

PUBLICATIONS
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (36 ratings, 4 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
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