Vinod K. Prasad, MD, MBBS Vinod K. Prasad, MD, MBBS

Vinod K. Prasad, MD, MBBS

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist

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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.

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919-668-0442 Office number
919-668-1180
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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. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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ABOUT ME

For more than 20 years, I have had the privilege of taking care of children with some of the most difficult diagnoses, including leukemia, lymphoma, and other cancers, CGD and other immune deficiencies, thalassemia, sickle cell disease, and other blood disorders, and leukodystrophy, MPS, and other inherited disorders. Specializing in bone marrow transplants and hematopoietic cell transplants, I strive for my patients’ success. I feel fortunate to be providing care during a time when advancements in the medical field, fueled by incredible discoveries in immunology, drug development, genomics, and computing, have brought us closer to providing a good donor for almost all patients requiring a BMT or HCT.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Hindi
Training
EDUCATION
MD (Pediatrics), University of Delhi (India), 1986
MBBS, University of Delhi (India), 1983
University of Delhi Pediatrics Training (India), 1984-1989
RESIDENCY
Member, Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom), 1991
Pediatrics, Cornell University (New York), 1995
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Hammersmith Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children and Saint James University Hospital (United Kingdom), 1990-1993
FELLOWSHIP
Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University Medical Center (New York), 1994-1997
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

The practice of BMT and UCBT (umbilical cord blood transplantation) has matured over the past couple decades, but even now there are a number of challenges. These challenges are a source of continued inspiration and resolve for expanding access to and broadening the utility of BMT and UCBT. These challenges continue to guide my professional and research career. My research interests have spanned a number of areas, including the outcomes of unrelated cord blood transplantation for inherited metabolic diseases (IMD), post-transplant adenovirus infections, anti-viral drug development, and the impact of molecular determinants of donor-patient alloreactivity (Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors, high-resolution HLA alleles, and non-inherited maternal HLA alleles) on transplant outcomes. Over the last 20 years, I have authored and co-authored about 40 peer reviewed journal articles and submitted almost 100 abstracts for national and international meetings.

PUBLICATIONS
View Vinod Prasad's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.