Ralph Abi Hachem, MD, MSc Ralph Abi Hachem, MD, MSc

Ralph Abi Hachem, MD, MSc

Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgeon, Head and Neck Surgeon

4.73 out of 5  (204 ratings, 24 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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919-684-3834 Office number
919-684-8583
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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. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am a board-certified otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, with a special interest in diseases affecting the nose and sinuses, endoscopic sinus surgery and in-office sinus procedures, benign and malignant tumors of the nose as well as diseases affecting the base of the skull that can be treated surgically using a minimally invasive technique. New technologies help us resect tumors that can be reached through the nostrils using an endoscope, especially tumors at the base of the skull, with no external scars, and a faster recovery. My philosophy consists of carefully listening to my patient’s symptoms and needs in order to identify the correct diagnosis and deliver the optimal personalized management. Being apart of the Duke Health team allows me to provide my patients with top-notch care using cutting-edge therapies and research with the help of a multidisciplinary team consisting of colleagues I can trust and who share the same vision of excellence in care as I do. When I am not on the job or talking passionately about rhinology and skull base surgery, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, outdoor activities, soccer and tennis. I strongly believe in the mission of Duke Health in providing excellence in care to our patients and their loved ones using cutting-edge research and individualized treatment. I am humbled and inspired to be part of such a noble cause.

School of Medicine Department
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Saint Joseph University School of Medicine, 2008
MS, Saint Joseph University School of Medicine, 2008
RESIDENCY
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2010-2015
FELLOWSHIP
Clinical Fellowship, Advanced Rhinology-Skull Base Oncology and Surgery, The Ohio State University, 2015-2016
Research Fellowship, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Miami, 2009-2010
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My current research is focused on optimizing patients’ outcomes in skull base surgery, sinonasal oncology and inflammatory diseases of the sinuses. I have contributed to more than 18 peer-reviewed articles, co-edited a textbook on sinonasal disorders, authored and co-authored book chapters published in six different textbooks, presented more than 20 oral presentations and performed live cadaveric sinonasal and skull base dissections at national and international meetings.

PUBLICATIONS
View Ralph Abi Hachem's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.73 out of 5 (204 ratings, 24 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.