Patrick Georgoff, MD
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My approach to patient care is simple: I strive to treat patients like family.
– Patrick Georgoff, MD

Patrick Georgoff, MD

Critical Care Specialist, General Surgeon, Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon

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Where I See Patients
Duke Raleigh Hospital - Raleigh, NC
Duke Raleigh Hospital Surgical Specialties Clinic - Raleigh, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
My approach to patient care is simple: I strive to treat patients like family.
– Patrick Georgoff, MD

About Me

I am an Acute Care Surgeon who specializes in trauma surgery, emergency general surgery, critical care, hernia surgery, and the treatment of rib fractures. My approach to patient care is simple: I strive to treat patients like family. I take pride in listening to my patients, communicating clearly, and offering truly exceptional care before, during, and after surgery. I am passionate about surgical education and enjoy working with students and trainees. One of my favorite things to do is create innovative and exciting surgical education content for Behind the Knife, which is a surgery podcast and education platform. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, exercising, traveling, listening to music, and watching college football.

School of Medicine Departments and Divisions
Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak

Training and Education

Surgical Critical Care, University of Michigan, 2016-2017
Trauma Surgery, Red Duke Trauma Institute (Texas Medical Center), 2019-2020
General Surgery, University of Michigan, 2012-2016 and 2018-2019
MD, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I have two primary areas of research interest. The first is exploring how to create innovative and exciting surgical education content for the digital age. To do this, I use cutting edge technology to produce multimedia projects that focus on practical, high-yield content for learners, trainees, and practicing surgeons. My second area of research interest is studying how to improve the care of injured patients. Specifically, how we can use education and simulation to get better results.


Insurance Accepted

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

    • 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 Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna 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
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • 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 Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • 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 Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

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.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Behind the Knife LLC