S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS

S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS

Medical Oncologist

4.84 out of 5  (121 ratings, 15 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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919-668-6610 Office number
919-613-5228
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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
Profile
ABOUT ME

I am a medical oncologist with a focus on patients who have gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal, pancreatic, esophageal, anal, and gastric cancers. My goal is to provide patient-centered care in a multidisciplinary setting, where I work closely with surgical and radiation oncology colleagues.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Medical College of Ohio (University of Toledo College of Medicine), 2002
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Ohio), 2002-2005
FELLOWSHIP
Hematology-Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2005-2008
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on how the rising cost of cancer care impacts patients and the quality of their care. We have found that even insured patients can face mounting health care bills. My goal is to determine how to deliver the highest-quality care at the lowest cost to patients.

PUBLICATIONS
View S. Zafar's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.84 out of 5 (121 ratings, 15 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • AIM Specialty Health
  • Copernicus Group IRB
  • Shattuck Labs