Michael D. Kappelman, MD, MPH


UNC Health Provider

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Pediatric Gastroenterology
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 7:30 AM - 5:30 PMClosed Today Closed Today

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Clinic
101 Manning Drive
Ground Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible


Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

About the Provider


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

About Michael D. Kappelman, MD, MPH

Medical School

  • Washington University, 2001


  • Harvard University, 2007
  • Area: Pediatric Health Services Research


  • Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, 2007
  • Area: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Internship and Residency

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, 2001 - 2004


  • Pediatrics, Board Eligible, 2004
  • Pediatrics-Pediatric Gastroenterology, Board Certified, 2008
Crohn's disease; ulcerative colitis; pediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy; clinical epidemiology; and health services research.Cr+LfCr+LfMy research includes studies of the clinical and comparative effectiveness of treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) using real-world data to evaluate the risks and benefits of treatments used in everyday clinical practice. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), foundations, and industry.Cr+LfCr+LfSelected examples of ongoing research studies include:Cr+LfCr+Lf- The largest pediatric Crohn's trial in history to compare the effectiveness and safety of anti-TNF biologic agents (infliximab, adalimumab) used alone or in combination with a second immune suppressive agent (methotrexate).Cr+Lf- A patient powered research network for children and adults with IBD that utilizes internet based recruitment and data collection to study the course of IBD through the eyes of patients and caregivers.Cr+Lf- A study comparing the effectiveness and safety of 2nd line treatments for patients with IBD who did not respond to, or lost response to, anti-TNF.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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