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Wolfgang B. Liedtke, MD, PhD

Neurologist, Pain Medicine Specialist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Innovative Pain Therapies at Brier Creek - Raleigh, NC
Duke Neurology Morreene Road - Durham, NC

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932 Morreene Rd
Durham, NC 27705-4410
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About Me

Both as a physician and as a scientist, my focus is to understand the mechanisms critical for pain to alleviate the suffering of patients who are afflicted by therapy-refractory pain. I focus on trigeminal and other cranial nerve (glossopharyngeal) pain disorders. As a laboratory-based scientist, I maintain a research agenda in sync with my clinical focus, taking advantage of methodology from molecular biology, physiology, and biomedical engineering. In my laboratory, I intend to understand how calcium influx regulates pain. This applies to both physiological pain, which is a healthy mechanism that has given our species a survival advantage, and to pathological pain, which can torment patients. In my clinical practice and as a headache specialist, I continue to learn from my patients. I hope I can understand their suffering from a special perspective because of my specific training and research background.

Languages I Speak
English, French, German

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.88 out of 5
239 ratings, 74 reviews

Training and Education

Neuropathology, Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York), 1994-1997
Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany)
Feodor Lynen Fellow in Neuropathology
Neurology, University of Tuebingen (Germany), 1989-1991
Neurology, University Hospital of Essen (Germany), 1991-1993
Psychiatry, University Hospital of Essen and State Hospital for Psychiatric Care–Essen (Germany), 1993-1994
MD, University of Cologne (Germany), 1989

Clinical Focus and Research

View my publications on PubMed

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance providers. At Duke Innovative Pain Therapies at Brier Creek, all services may not be covered. Please contact Duke Innovative Pain Therapies at Brier Creek at 919-660-9000 to confirm that we accept your insurance plan, and what (if any) co-payments, co-insurances and deductibles will be your responsibility. For services at other locations, please call your insurance company to confirm your access to health care services.

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.
  • Achelios Therapeutics, Inc.
  • TRPblue Inc.