Neal E. Ready, MD, PhD Neal E. Ready, MD, PhD

Neal E. Ready, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist

4.8 out of 5  (177 ratings, 33 reviews)
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919-681-6932 Office number
919-684-5163
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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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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am a medical oncologist and researcher who specializes in treating patients with lung cancer and head and neck cancer. I’ve been at Duke for eight years. I first realized I wanted to become a doctor in graduate school, because it gave me the opportunity to practically apply scientific evidence to help others. What I love most about my job is working with our research and clinical staff to come up with new and hopeful therapies for patients. When a patient comes to see me, I look at their past and current medical history, review their lab tests, and then work with a team to figure out which treatment would work best for them. If a patient comes from far away, we try to make sure we can fit in visits with all the relevant specialists before they leave. Outside of work, I enjoy exercising with friends and spending time with my children at their various activities.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Tennessee), 1986
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University Medical School, 1986-1989
FELLOWSHIP
Hematology, Brown University Medical School (Rhode Island), 1990-1992
Medical Oncology, New England Medical Center, Tufts University Medical School (Massachusetts), 1992-1994
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am a medical oncologist with a clinical practice in lung cancer and head and neck cancer. My research interest is in translational clinical research trials with a focus in thoracic oncology. I am presently a cadre committee member of CALGB respiratory committee and have been the principal investigator for CALGB trials in non-small cell and small cell lung cancer. I lead the clinical research program office for thoracic oncology. The focus of our clinical research program is to develop genomic and immunologic biomarkers for molecular, cytotoxic and immune therapy in thoracic cancers.

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (177 ratings, 33 reviews)
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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.
  • AbbVie
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Genentech, Inc (Roche Holding)
  • Heat biologics
  • Merck & Co. USA (not assoc'd with Merck KGaA)
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Stem CentRX Inc