Nelson J. Chao, MD, MBA Nelson J. Chao, MD, MBA

Nelson J. Chao, MD, MBA

Cell Therapy and Hematologic Malignancies Specialist

4.8 out of 5  (60 ratings, 12 reviews)
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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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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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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

What makes Duke unique in bone marrow transplants is its holistic approach. We take care of the disease -- which is important, because these are very serious, potentially fatal diseases. But at the same time, we pay attention to patients’ emotional and psychological well-being in addition to their physical well-being. And not only for patients but also the whole family, because the caregivers and other parts of the family need attention as well. I wanted to go into medicine, because it was a great way to interact and take care of patients. n my mind, cancer is one of two diseases within internal medicine where you can actually cure people. The best part of bone marrow transplant is that the time between the laboratory and the patient is short. Patients who need a transplant tend to be relatively sick and in need of new therapies. That’s been very intellectually challenging and fun.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
Chinese, English, Portuguese, Spanish
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Yale University School of Medicine (Connecticut), 1981
RESIDENCY
Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center (California), 1981-1984
Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center (California), 1985-1987
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests are treatments for blood diseases, graft-versus-host disease, leukemia and lymphoma.

PUBLICATIONS
View Nelson Chao's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (60 ratings, 12 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.