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When I see patients, I try to spend as much time as possible explaining the issues. I think it helps patients to understand what is going on.
– Michel G. Khouri, MD

Michel G. Khouri, MD

Cardiologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Adv Heart Failure-Transpl Card
Where I See Patients
Duke Advanced Heart and Lung Failure Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
When I see patients, I try to spend as much time as possible explaining the issues. I think it helps patients to understand what is going on.
– Michel G. Khouri, MD
My Locations
Duke Advanced Heart and Lung Failure Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
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About Me

Cardio-oncology is a relatively new field that’s at the intersection of cardiology and oncology. It’s been emerging with the increased awareness of cardiovascular disease in patients who have either been treated for cancer or who are being treated with cancer agents that may potentially cause heart complications. When patients come in, I evaluate if they are at higher risk for developing heart disease or complications and intervene to help prevent any issues. By protecting the heart, it allows us to treat our patients’ cancers as aggressively as possible. I also like to educate patients. This is based on my own experience with physicians. Instructions didn’t resonate with me without an explanation. Understanding gave me more buy-in. Now, when I see patients, I try to spend as much time as possible explaining the issues and find that at times even illustrating with pictures can help make things clearer. I think it helps patients to understand what is going on and feel more invested in their care.

Languages I Speak
English, Spanish
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.92 out of 5
125 ratings, 31 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Adv Heart Failure-Transpl Card
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiovascular Imaging, Duke University Medical Center, 2008-2012
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2004-2007 (Chief Resident, 2007-2008)
Education
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York), 2004
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My primary interest is in the emerging field of cardio-oncology (the intersection of heart disease and cancer) where I hope to improve how we identify cancer patients at higher risk for developing heart disease and heart failure during cancer therapy and afterwards. My clinic primarily focuses on seeing patients with heart disease and cancer. I have also published in medical journals and presented at national meetings on new heart imaging technologies and exercise testing that may help us identify early heart disease in cancer patients.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • 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 HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access 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
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • 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
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • 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 of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

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Industry Relationships
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has an outside financial interest 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.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Chimerix Inc
  • Moleculin Biotech Inc.
  • Pfizer Inc.