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Sean Pokorney, MD, MBA

Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist

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Call for an Appointment
919-862-5100
Duke Cardiology of Raleigh
919-681-5816
Duke Electrophysiology Clinic
Board Certified
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Med, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysio
Where I See Patients
Duke Cardiology Clinic - Clinic 2F/2G - Durham, NC
Duke Cardiology of Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Duke Electrophysiology Clinic - Clinic 2F/2G - Durham, NC
Duke Raleigh Hospital - Raleigh, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC

My Locations

40 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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3320 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609-7300
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40 Duke Medicine Cir
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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3400 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
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2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27710
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.

About Me

I am excited about electrophysiology because it gives me the opportunity to improve patients' quality of life and allows patients to live longer in many cases. I ultimately went to medical school because of a passion for helping people, lifelong learning, and establishing meaningful relationships with my patients. I strongly believe in patient engagement and patient-centered decision making. Therefore, I believe that it is important to spend time educating patients and discussing all available treatment options. I encourage patients and their family members to ask questions so that I can help them understand their health. I offer medical therapy and catheter ablation therapy to patients with atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), and ventricular tachycardia. I also place transvenous pacemakers and defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, leadless pacemakers, and subcutaneous defibrillators. I also perform lead extractions. I have two children, and I enjoy cooking, as well as playing golf, tennis, and skiing.

Languages I Speak
English

Call for an Appointment

919-862-5100
Duke Cardiology of Raleigh
919-681-5816
Duke Electrophysiology Clinic

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.92 out of 5
184 ratings, 43 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Med, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysio
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Disease, Duke University Medical Center, 2015
Clinical Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute, 2015
Electrophysiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2017
Residency
Internal Medicine, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center (Illinois), 2011
Education
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Illinois), 2008
MBA, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management (Illinois), 2008

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My research interests include catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation, management of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), management of pacemakers and defibrillators (ICDs), lead management, and antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. I evaluate gaps in care, opportunities to improve the quality of care that patients receive, and ways to improve patient outcomes. I also focus my research on patient-centered decision making, shared decision making, and patient engagement.

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 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 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 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 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
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • 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
    • FAMIS*
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • 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)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does 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.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Medtronic (Covidien)
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Zoll Medical