Shruti H. Agashe, MD, MS
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I strive for the best patient outcomes by using a personalized medicine approach.
– Shruti H. Agashe, MD, MS

Shruti H. Agashe, MD, MS

Epileptologist, Neurologist

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Areas of Expertise
Where I See Patients
Duke Neurological Disorders Clinic - Clinic 1L - Durham, NC
Duke Neurology of Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Epilepsy
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
I strive for the best patient outcomes by using a personalized medicine approach.
– Shruti H. Agashe, MD, MS

About Me

I am a Neurologist with a special interest in Epilepsy. I diagnose and treat patients with epilepsy in clinic and acute neurological problems in the hospital. I take a personalized medicine approach which becomes important in difficult to control seizures. A teenager with newly diagnosed epilepsy starting college or a woman with epilepsy requiring guidance through pregnancy will have unique needs. At Duke Health, I am able to offer cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic options to my patients ranging from medications to stereoEEG and device therapies such as deep brain stimulation, responsive neurostimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation. Unraveling the complexities of the brain is extremely fulfilling but we are yet to fully understand it’s intricacies. For me, this makes practicing as a neurologist a rewarding but also humbling experience. Knowing that the teenager I first diagnosed with epilepsy is now graduating college or seeing a healthy baby with my patient after follow up during pregnancy, is a gratifying sight. I want my patients to know that I care and to feel confident that they are being heard. At Duke Health, I work with a multidisciplinary team with the common goal of providing the best care for our patients.

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Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Epilepsy
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Rochester (Minnesota), 2021-2022
Clinical Neurophysiology, Mayo Clinic Rochester (Minnesota), 2022-2023
Neurology, Houston Methodist (Texas), 2017-2021
MD, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2017
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2007

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

My patients with epilepsy have motivated me to be actively involved in clinical research. I have an interest in pre-surgical, drug and device based research studies. I am a biomedical engineer by training with a special interest in devices such as DBS, RNS, VNS as well as stereo-EEG. I have been fortunate to receive the “ American Clinical Neurophysiology Society’s Young Investigator Award” and the “ David Chiu Excellence in Stroke Research Award” for my research work. I strive to provide my patients not only the best treatment options available currently, but by participating in cutting edge medical research, I have the opportunity to continually improve care for patients with epilepsy.


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.
  • Blackrock Microsystems