Matthew J. Ellis, MD Matthew J. Ellis, MD

Matthew J. Ellis, MD

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Specialist, Nephrologist

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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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Contact
919-613-6133 Office number
919-684-8716, 919-668-3897
Fax number
919-620-5300 Appointments 919-613-6133 Office
919-684-8716, 919-668-3897 Fax number
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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Contact
919-613-6133 Office
919-684-8716, 919-668-3897 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I am the medical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant programs at Duke Health, and I take care of patients undergoing kidney transplants. What led me into medicine was a passion for taking care of patients. Kidney transplant requires a very complex team, and I enjoy the collaboration among providers and the challenge of helping the team operate more efficiently. I love seeing patients and developing relationships with them. I always try to be very open and candid about the process and plan for care. When I evaluate patients, I always try to view them as a whole person to make sure that transplant is the right choice for them. I grew up in New Mexico but have lived in North Carolina for over two decades. I now consider myself a native North Carolinian and a die-hard Duke fan. In my free time, I am very active with my family and coach soccer and basketball.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2002
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2002-2005
FELLOWSHIP
Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, 2005-2008
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Matthew Ellis's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Novartis
  • Relypsa
  • Veloxis