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Michael L. "Luke" James, MD, FAHA

Anesthesiologist, Critical Care Specialist, Neurologist

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Contact
919-681-6472 Office number
919-681-4698
Fax number
919-681-6472 Office
919-681-4698 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. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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Contact
919-681-6472 Office
919-681-4698 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

Following residencies in neurology and anesthesiology with fellowships in neurocritical care, neuroanesthesia, and vascular neurology, I joined an active clinical practice in neuro-anesthesia. Our center consistently handles a high volume of neuro-vascular neuro-surgical cases, which require the neuro-anesthesia subspecialization. This small group of neuro-anesthesiologists handles patient care and research opportunities during the perioperative period, as patients move between the emergency department, neuro-intensive care unit, operative suites, and neuro-interventional suites. Further, I am or have been a principal investigator (PI) on several clinical trials involving patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. As part of the Translational Acute Brain Injury Research Center at Duke, I have been the Duke site-PI for large, multi-center trials funded by the National Institutes of Health, including CLEAR-IVH, MISTIE, ERICH, and HI-Def studies.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine–New Orleans, 1999
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2000
Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, 2003
Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2006
FELLOWSHIP
Neuro-critical Care, Duke University Medical Center, 2006
Neuro-anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2006
Vascular Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, 2007
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Vascular Neurology
American Board of Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

After training, I developed a murine model of intracerebral hemorrhage in the Multidisciplinary Neuroprotection Laboratories at Duke. Optimization of the model resulted in my pursuit of translatable mechanisms of modifying neuro-inflammation after intracerebral hemorrhage to improve long-term functional recovery. In addition, I have used the model to evaluate the potential of several novel therapeutics for translation into human clinical trials. This allows me to propel ideas from my research to the patient bedside, and the ability to reverse translate ideas from the patient bedside back to my research.

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