Priya S. Kishnani, MD, MBBS
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I connect very well with children, and I cherish the life-long relationships with them and their families.
– Priya S. Kishnani, MD, MBBS

Priya S. Kishnani, MD, MBBS

Pediatric Medical Genetics Specialist

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Where I See Patients
Lenox Baker Children's Hospital - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics and Genomics - General
I connect very well with children, and I cherish the life-long relationships with them and their families.
– Priya S. Kishnani, MD, MBBS

About Me

My mother was a pediatrician in India during a time when it was not common for women to be doctors. Her independence, and the satisfaction she received from devoting her life to charitable, compassionate care for her patients, inspired me to pursue a career in medicine as well. I am a trained pediatrician with a subspecialty in clinical and biochemical genetics. While I see patients diagnosed with a variety of genetic conditions, I have specific expertise in lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs), including Pompe disease, Gaucher disease, Fabry disease and mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) disorders. I also have expertise in the areas of glycogen storage diseases and Down syndrome. I connect very well with children, and I cherish the life-long relationships with them and their families that result as I care for them not only during infancy, childhood and adolescence, but throughout their adult lives as well. Children are vulnerable, and yet, they represent our future. To be a part of that future, to help patients live their best possible lives despite their medical diagnoses, is truly gratifying.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English, Gujarati, Hindi

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.99 out of 5
54 ratings, 8 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics and Genomics - General
Genetics and Metabolism, Duke University Medical Center, 1992-1995
Pediatrics, Bombay University (India), 1987-1990
Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 1990-1991
MB BS, Topiwala National College, Bombay (India), 1986

Clinical Focus and Research

Publications and Grants

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.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a subsidiary of AstraZeneca
  • Alnylam
  • Amicus Therapeutics
  • Aruvant
  • AskBio
  • Baebies, Inc.
  • Bayer
  • Catalyst Medical Education, LLC
  • Genzyme Corporation (Sanofi Aventis)
  • Homology
  • Kriya Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Maze Therapeutics
  • Moderna Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.