Malcolm DeBaun, MD
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I take care of all my patients like they are my family members. No matter what the circumstance, I am here to serve.
– Malcolm DeBaun, MD

Malcolm DeBaun, MD

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

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Where I See Patients
Duke Orthopaedic Trauma Clinic - Clinic 1H - Durham, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
I take care of all my patients like they are my family members. No matter what the circumstance, I am here to serve.
– Malcolm DeBaun, MD

About Me

I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve my community. I specialize in treating fractures of the upper and lower extremity as well as in the pelvis/acetabulum and periarticular injuries. I love to manage the most challenging cases for patients, including complex fracture revision surgery, nonunion, malunion, and osteomyelitis. In addition, I also specialize in adult limb lengthening and deformity correction. I believe in the restoration of anatomy after injury using biomechanical principles and minimally invasive techniques for maximum clinical benefit to the patient. My surgeries utilize the most cutting-edge technology, techniques, and implants to create the best possible outcome for my patients. My goal is to return my patients to their pre-injury lifestyle and promote mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.68 out of 5
166 ratings, 24 reviews

Training and Education

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center (Washington), 2020-2021
Bioengineering, Stanford University (California), 2018-2020
Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University (California), 2015-2020
MD, Bioengineering Scholarly Concentration, Stanford University (California), 2015

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My research focuses primarily on three domains. Relying on my background in bioengineering, I develop novel technology, implants, and instrumentation to improve surgery for my patients. I also am focused on translational research to develop solutions for fracture-related infection and critical bone loss. Lastly, having spent 10 years training in the Silicon Valley, I am passionate about leveraging innovation and digital health to provide solutions for orthopaedic patients.

Publications and Grants

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • 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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • 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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Azra Care Inc.
  • Depuy Synthes
  • NSite Medical, INC
  • Nextscience
  • Osteocentric
  • SI Bone
  • Shukla Medical
  • reselute