Michael D. Deel, MD Michael D. Deel, MD

Michael D. Deel, MD

Duke Cancer Network, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Specialist

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919-684-3401 Office 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 pediatric hematologist/oncologist who treats children who have blood disorders or cancer. I see patients in the hospital and I also conduct research in a laboratory investigating better ways to treat the childhood cancer rhabdomyosarcoma. Because I enjoyed finding solutions to challenging problems, I had trained and worked as an engineer. Seeking a greater sense of purpose, I switched careers and went into medicine. Pediatric hematology/oncology - with its strong foundation in curative research and opportunities to meaningfully impact the lives of children – is a dream job. It is so humbling to walk alongside patients as they go through the difficult journey of being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment. Because of decades of research and collaborative clinical trials, we can now offer a hope of cure to most patients. My greatest desire is to make this a reality for all children. Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, and bike riding, as well as spending time with my wife and I our three sons. We are passionate Virginia Tech sports fans and pull for Duke too (when not playing against VT). We also enjoy spending time with our church community and circle of friends in the Triangle.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University (West Virginia), 2010
RESIDENCY
General Pediatrics, Kosair Children's Hospital/University of Louisville, 2010-2013
FELLOWSHIP
Advanced Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Research Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, 2016-2017
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Duke University, 2013-2016
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on finding novel ways to target fusion-positive pediatric sarcomas. My current work aims at understanding the gene regulation and molecular pathways responsible for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, which is among the most difficult to cure pediatric cancers. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is driven by chromosomal translocations t(2;13) or t(1;13) that result in oncogenic transcription factors encoding for PAX3/7-FOXO1 fusion proteins. The PAX3/7-FOXO1 oncogenes are currently not viable therapeutic targets. Using a variety of cell culture and murine models, I am investigating genes and pathways that regulate or coordinate PAX3/7-FOXO1-mediated tumorigenesis.

PUBLICATIONS
View Michael Deel's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.