Suheil J. Muasher, MD
Why are there no ratings?
Duke Health Provider question

Suheil J. Muasher, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist

Duke Health Provider question
Call for an Appointment
Board Certified
American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Where I See Patients
Duke Fertility Center - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke Fertility Center
5704 Fayetteville Rd
Durham, NC 27713-9089
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

Since I was a medical student, I have been interested in helping patients overcome infertility and achieve their dream of completing their family. I have been lucky and privileged to have done my fellowship training with Howard W. Jones, Jr., MD, and Georgeanna Jones, MD -- the physicians responsible for the first in vitro fertilization baby born in the United States in December 1981. More than all the medical material that they taught me, I learned from them to be inquisitive and creative in my thinking, and to not accept certain forms of treatment simply because they are considered the "current standard of practice." This has helped me throughout my career to do research and publish more than 180 articles on understanding fertility issues that patients have, and to devise newer methods of treatment. I love to see patients who were told that they could not be helped, as I often find the contrary. My biggest reward is when I meet patients, several years after they were successful with a baby (or babies), and they look at me with joy and gratitude and say, "Doctor, you have changed our lives."

Languages I Speak
English, Arabic
Call for an Appointment
Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellowship
Clinical Obstetrics-Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland), 1977-1978
Reproductive Endocrinology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1983-1985
In Vitro Fertilization, The Jones Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1983-1985
Residency
Internship, Obstetrics-Gynecology, American University of Beirut (Lebanon), 1975-1976
Obstetrics-Gynecology, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (Maryland), 1976-1980
Education
MD, American University of Beirut (Lebanon), 1976
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research interests for the last 30 years has focused on ovarian stimulation protocols for in vitro fertilization. Specifically, I am interested in simplifying the in vitro fertilization procedure for patients, so it can become less costly, less stressful, and more successful. I have also focused on decreasing the risks and complications for patients.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • 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 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
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • 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
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

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

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • 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
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • 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)

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 copayments, co–insurance, 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.

Industry Relationships
Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported outside relationships with industry.