Will Eward, MD, DVM Will Eward, MD, DVM

Will Eward, MD, DVM

Orthopaedic Cancer Surgeon

4.9 out of 5  (187 ratings, 46 reviews)
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Contact
919-681-6982 Office number
919-681-7645
Fax number
919-681-6982 Office
919-681-7645 Fax number
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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Contact
919-681-6982 Office
919-681-7645 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

As an orthopedic oncologist, I treat cancers of the bone and muscle. My background is very different from most doctors. I started as a veterinarian and became interested in cancer because so many dogs have cancer, and I came to medical school to learn how to treat and beat some of these types of cancer. I’m still a veterinarian, and that’s a big part of what we do here. Many cancers of the bone and muscles, called sarcomas, are rare in people, but common in dogs. So continuing to treat dogs with this type of cancer lets us and our group gain a deeper understanding of how these cancers work. With my patients, I try to find out what the cancer has taken from them, and what their goals are for how to get back in control. For some, their goal is to beat the cancer no matter what. For others, the goal is to keep walking or to be able to walk again, or to be in less pain. Then we try to tailor our approach to the patient. Often, people think being a surgical oncologist must be a terrible job. But I find something in each patient to admire, because patients dealing with cancer develop a strength the rest of us don’t get to have.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Experience
Orthopaedic oncology team

I am part of an orthopaedic oncology team that is dedicated to evaluating and treating bone cancers, bone sarcomas, and soft tissue sarcomas.

My surgical specialties
  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Bone biopsy
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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  • Bone tumor surgery
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  • Knee replacement
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  • Major hip surgery
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Orthopaedic Oncology Team
892
Surgeries Performed by the Orthopaedic Oncology Team
892
My surgical specialties
  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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  • Bone biopsy
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  • Hip replacement and other major hip surgery
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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  • Bone tumor surgery
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  • Knee replacement
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  • Major hip surgery
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2006
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2006-2011
FELLOWSHIP
Musculoskeletal Oncology, University of Toronto, 2011-2012
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My laboratory focuses on comparative oncology -- the study of cancers from one species to another. Because sarcomas are rare in people but common in dogs, we attempt to learn as much as we can from every patient with a sarcoma, regardless of whether that patient walks on two legs or four.

PUBLICATIONS
View Will Eward's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (187 ratings, 46 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.