Susan Faye Dent, MD
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Susan Faye Dent, MD

Medical Oncologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
My Locations
Duke Cancer Center
20 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710
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About Me

I am a medical oncologist and professor of medicine at Duke University. I am the associate director of breast cancer clinical research and co-director of the cardio-oncology Program at Duke University. My interest in the toxicities of cancer treatments, in particular, cardiotoxicity, led to the 2008 establishment of the first cardio-oncology clinic in Ottawa, Canada. I subsequently established the not-for-profit Canadian Cardiac Oncology Network (CCON) in 2011, an organization dedicated to learning how to deliver optimal cancer therapy without compromising cardiovascular health. In 2015, I launched the Global Cardio-Oncology Summit (GCOS), an annual meeting designed to bring health care providers from around the world together to learn about the potential cardiovascular impact of cancer therapies. As a faculty member at Duke University, I plan to use my expertise to promote breast cancer clinical research in order to provide the best care for cancer patients and foster the growth and development of a cardio-oncology program.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Fellowship
Research Fellowship, National Cancer Centre of Canada, 1995-1996
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Ottawa (Canada), 1990-1993
Medical Oncology, University of Ottawa (Canada), 1993-1995
Education
MD, McMaster University (Canada), 1990
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

My research over the last 20 years has focused on novel and emerging therapies for breast cancer as well as treatment-related toxicities including cardiotoxicity. I have led, as the principal investigator for Canada, a global phase III breast cancer trial, and I have been actively involved in steering committees at the International level. I have been a co-investigator of a number of investigator-initiated peer-reviewed funded studies and have been an active member of grant review boards including the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF). At the national level, I served for several years as a member of the clinical guidance panel for breast cancer for the Pan Canadian Drug Review. At Duke Health, my research will focus on identifying patients who are at risk of experiencing cancer therapy-related to cardiac dysfunction as well as optimizing cardiac health in order to provide optimal cancer therapy.

Insurance Accepted

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 Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • 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 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.

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.