Dr. Julie Thacker, MD

Dr. Julie Thacker, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Julie Thacker, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in surgical oncology.

20 Duke Medicine Cir

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-4064

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Thacker performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anal Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 89% of peers
Anal and Rectal Cancer
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Thacker'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. Thacker "I specialize in the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) tract. Specifically trained in laparoscopic resection of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer I perform the full range of colorectal operations including reconstructive operations such as ileal pouches. My clinical research and administrative efforts are all focused on implementing perioperative care practices that ensure best patient outcomes. Bridging specialties to best care for GI surgery patients I particularly enjoy combined cases. For instance I regularly operate with the pediatric surgery team on younger patients with IBD or pelvic cancer. Until my exposure to surgery in medical school I thought I wanted the patient-doctor relationship well-known to primary care. With experience however I realized this relationship was possible in the practice of surgery. Colorectal surgery allows me the privilege of long-term relationships with a great variety of patients; close relationships with my colleagues; and administrative positions that promote the best care."
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1  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

37  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.


  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Utah Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Mayo Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thacker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thacker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thacker to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Thacker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

She is the worst doc I have ever met. Arrogant and don't care. She did colectomy on my father and his abdomen got infected.
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