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I strongly believe that my patients should be empowered with the knowledge necessary to be active and informed participants in their health care.
– Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH

Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH

Hepatologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Med, Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Med, Transplant Hepatology
Where I See Patients
Duke Endoscopy Clinic - Clinic 2H - Durham, NC
Duke Gastroenterology Clinic - Clinic 2J - Durham, NC
I strongly believe that my patients should be empowered with the knowledge necessary to be active and informed participants in their health care.
– Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH

My Locations

40 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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40 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-4000
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.

About Me

I am an epidemiologist and clinical researcher who is eager to find safe and effective treatments, as well as specific lifestyle or dietary recommendations, which may improve the complication of metabolism and obesity on the liver. I strongly believe that my patients should be empowered with the knowledge necessary to be active and informed participants in their health care management. I value my doctor-patient relationships and am passionate about delivering the highest quality of health care possible. I value time with my family and children, enjoy music and the arts, and love engaging in the process of scientific discovery in hopes that my work might have positive impact on the field of medicine beyond caring for my individual patients alone.

Languages I Speak
English, Arabic

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Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Provider Rating
4.83 out of 5
109 ratings, 23 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Med, Transplant Hepatology
Fellowship
Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Mayo Clinic (Arizona, Minnesota), 1995-1998
Residency
Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Minnesota), 1992-1995
Education
MD, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, 1992
MPH, University of Florida, 2004

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My research focuses on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), currently one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease in the United States. My work investigates the risk factors associated with NAFLD and its associated liver injury, and evaluates new therapies which may treat and/or reverse liver injury. My research goals are to optimize the liver-related complications of obesity and improve the quality of life and liver health of patients with NAFLD.

Clinical Trials
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 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 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 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 Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • 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
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • 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
    • FAMIS*
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Select*
    • *Duke Primary Care is considered an authorized, non-network participating provider.

    • 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does 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.
  • Allergan
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Celgene Pharmaceuticals
  • Clinical Care Options
  • Durect
  • Galmed
  • Genentech, Inc (Roche Holding)
  • Genfit
  • Hamni Pharmaceuticals
  • Intercept
  • Inventiva
  • Madrigal
  • NGM Biopharmaceuticals
  • Novo Nordisk
  • PanNASH Initiative
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Poxel
  • Prime Education
  • Promethera Biosciences
  • Taiwan J Pharmaceuticals
  • iHEP NASH