Dr. James Abbruzzese, MD

Dr. James Abbruzzese, MD

Medical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. James Abbruzzese, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in medical oncology.

20 Duke Medicine Cir

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 668-6688

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Pancreatic Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
very high
more than 92% of peers
Neuroendocrine Tumors
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Abbruzzese's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abbruzzese "As a medical oncologist at the Duke Cancer Institute my focus for many years has been on a challenging cancer pancreatic cancer. We are learning and making progress and with the collaborations we build with radiation oncologists surgeons our imaging colleagues and others were able to do things today that we could not do 10 years ago. I enjoy interacting directly with patients particularly sharing with them what the pictures of their diseases look like in my practice we use a lot of scans to show us what were dealing with and then trying to relate that information to patients in an understandable way and talk about the different options that are available to them. In my spare time I like to run work in my yard and fish. After doing mostly saltwater fishing when I lived in Houston Im looking forward to exploring my fresh water options in this area."
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1  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

61  Conditions Treated

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1  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abbruzzese has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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