Marat Fudim, MD, MHS
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I strive to understand my patient's condition as well as possible in order to provide the best care and help my patients return to a healthy lifestyle
– Marat Fudim, MD, MHS

Marat Fudim, MD, MHS

Advanced Heart Failure Specialist, Cardiologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Cardiology Clinic - Clinic 2F/2G - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Internal Med, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
I strive to understand my patient's condition as well as possible in order to provide the best care and help my patients return to a healthy lifestyle
– Marat Fudim, MD, MHS

About Me

I am a cardiologist with a clinical and research interest in heart failure, including advanced therapies such as mechanical assist devices or "heart pumps" and heart transplantation. As part of my work, I also perform cardiac catheterizations to understand a patient’s disease. I became a heart failure cardiologist in order to help patients manage their chronic disease over many months and years. I consider myself strongly committed to compassionate patient care with a focus on quality of life and patient preference. Outside of my work on heart failure, I am married with two children, and I spend my time enjoying the beautiful nature of the state of North Carolina.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English, German, Russian

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.85 out of 5
89 ratings, 12 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Duke University, 2015-2020
Clinical Research, Duke University, 2017-2019
InnovateMD, Duke University, 2017-2018
Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University (Tennessee), 2012-2015
MHS, Duke University, 2019
MD, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany), 2011

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My research seeks to understand why patients develop heart failure, and I am actively studying novel methods to treat heart failure and associated symptoms. I am involved in and lead multiple studies of patients with heart failure at both Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. I currently serve as the medical director for the Heart Failure Research Cluster.

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.
  • ADI
  • Abbott
  • Acorai
  • Ajax
  • Akros
  • Alio
  • Alleviant Medical
  • Artha
  • Audicor
  • Axon Therapies
  • Bodiguide
  • Bodyport
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Broadview Ventures
  • CVRx
  • Cadence
  • Cardioflow
  • Cardiosense, Inc
  • Daxor
  • EKO Inc
  • Endotronix
  • Feldschuh Foundation
  • Fire1
  • FutureCardia
  • Gradient
  • Hatteras Investment Partners, LLC
  • Heka Heart
  • HemodynamIQ
  • Impulse Dynamics
  • Intershunt
  • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Ni-Medical
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Nucleus Rx
  • Pharmacosmos
  • PreHealth
  • Presidio Medical
  • Procyreon
  • Puzzle Medical
  • ReCor
  • Respicardia
  • Restore Medical
  • SC Pharma
  • Shifamed
  • Splendo Health Duke startup
  • Summacor
  • SyMap
  • Vascular Dynamics
  • Verily LIfe Sciences
  • Vironix
  • Viscardia
  • Zoll