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I love what I do, and I hope that that enthusiasm shows in a patient- and service-centered approach to neurosurgery and neuro-oncology.
– Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD

Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon

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Where I See Patients
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center - Durham, NC
I love what I do, and I hope that that enthusiasm shows in a patient- and service-centered approach to neurosurgery and neuro-oncology.
– Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD
My Locations
Duke Cancer Center
20 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710
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The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center
20 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-2000
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About Me

I’ve spent significant portions of my life in New York, North Carolina, and Massachusetts, and I rejoined the team here at Duke in 2014. I love what I do, and I hope that that enthusiasm shows in a patient- and service-centered approach to neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. My career is dedicated to co-operative, multidisciplinary, rational, and organized brain tumor therapy, and I look to usher in a period where the science and treatment arms of brain tumor therapy suffer no disjoint, but instead represent the convergent efforts of researchers, neuro-oncologists, and neurosurgeons alike. I hope to see such synergy become standard of care. Outside the hospital walls, I lead an active life, and have strong interests in travel, food, and wine.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.91 out of 5
74 ratings, 14 reviews
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Training and Education
Fellowship
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute-Harvard University (Massachusetts), 2012
Residency
Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard University, 2013
Education
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2007
PhD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2007
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research interests lie within the arenas of brain tumor immuno-biology and immuno-therapeutic design. As director of the Duke Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program, I head a very talented group focused on bringing to clinical trial the latest immune-based therapies (such as vaccines) for primary brain tumors and brain metastases. I have particular interest in uncovering and reversing alterations to the immune systems of brain tumor patients, with the goal of designing more tailored and successful personalized therapies.

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
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