Melanie B. Thomas, MD, FACP, MSc Melanie B. Thomas, MD, FACP, MSc

Melanie B. Thomas, MD, FACP, MSc

Duke Cancer Network, Medical Oncologist

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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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919-681-8701 Office number
919-493-3234
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919-681-8701 Office
919-493-3234 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.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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ABOUT ME

I am a medical oncologist with more than 16 years’ experience caring for patients with primarily solid organ tumors. My focus has been on malignancies of the GI tract; however, I see patients with all types of cancer. My goal is to provide the best possible care for my patients and bring high-value clinical trials to our clinics. My reason for becoming a physician was to serve and take care of others. Being an oncologist is the best possible job in the world: there are new, exciting treatments coming every day, and oncology provides the opportunity to build long-term relationships with patients, helping them and navigate a very difficult time in their lives. My patients are the greatest inspiration to me every day through their strength and determination and acceptance that life is lived in the present. In my free time, I enjoy reading and outdoor activities, including cycling, hiking, paddle boarding, and adventure travel.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Boston University School of Medicine (Massachusetts), 1996
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Massachusetts), 1999
FELLOWSHIP
Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2002
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research has focused on clinical trials of novel chemotherapy agents in cancers of the liver, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas, and colon. I have also been involved in many Phase I trials of new drugs in all solid tumors. Currently, I am focusing on bringing clinical trials to underserved regions of NC and on cancer disparities research. I currently serve as a member of the National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board (NCI CIRB), Early Phase Emphasis. In this role, I help bring the highest quality Phase I clinical trials to patients throughout the country.

PUBLICATIONS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.