Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, MD

Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, MD is a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from New York Medical College in 1976 and specializes in pediatric hematology & oncology.

2301 Erwin Rd

Durham, NC 27705

Contact Information

(919) 668-1100

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Kurtzberg's Experience

Dr. Kurtzberg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • Board certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kurtzberg "Im a pediatric blood and bone marrow transplant specialist. I see patients from all over the world many of whom have very rare diseases. I take care of patients with leukodystrophies leukemias and other blood disorders that are resistant to standard treatment and children with brain injuries like cerebral palsy. Its rewarding to make a difference when treating challenging diseases. Ive been fortunate over my career to be able to develop new treatments in the laboratory that I take into the clinic to help patients. In fact here at Duke I was involved in the first cord-blood transplant anywhere in the world. When meeting with patients I focus on making their experience more than just the medicine. We have a family support program for things beyond medical needs which is especially helpful for families that are far from home. Outside of work I like to knit bike and spend time with my family."


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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

5  Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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.


  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Upstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kurtzberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kurtzberg's Reviews

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4 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Dr. Kurtzberg's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Kurtzberg has been treating me for my entire life. I was born with an extremely rare cancer and was given 2 weeks at the most to live. Dr. K has helped me with the side effects of the 8 chemotherapies and maximum amount of radiation one person can receive in their lifetime. I truly praise God...more
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Dr Kurtzberg saved our son multiple times. She is an amazing caring incredible person and the best doctor. My son is now 22 years old graduated college with honors. So blessed to have found Dr Kurtzberg
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