Yara Abdou, MD

Assistant Professor
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Cancer
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Adult Oncology Clinics
101 Manning Drive
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Cancer

Subspecialties

  • Breast Cancer

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Female

About Yara Abdou, MD

Every doctor tends to choose their specialty based on various reasons; I choose mine because of my patients. Cancer patients carry stories that are unique to medicine, which is where my passion for this field is rooted. Their entire world is often rocked by a diagnosis of cancer, and it is a privilege to be able to contribute to how that period of their lives play out. That is where my role as a physician becomes deeper, more intense and more ...
Every doctor tends to choose their specialty based on various reasons; I choose mine because of my patients. Cancer patients carry stories that are unique to medicine, which is where my passion for this field is rooted. Their entire world is often rocked by a diagnosis of cancer, and it is a privilege to be able to contribute to how that period of their lives play out. That is where my role as a physician becomes deeper, more intense and more personal. The key is understanding that its not just the longevity of life that makes it precious, its the quality. As a clinician and a researcher, I strive to enhance treatment strategies to prolong my patients lives while minimizing their suffering and morbidity from the disease.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2012

Fellowship

  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2020
  • Area: Hematology and Oncology

Internship and Residency

  • University of New Mexico, 2017
  • Area: Internal Medicine

Research Fellowship

  • Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, 2014

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2017
Development of novel therapies to treat different subtypes of breast cancer, breast tumor microenvironment and finding ways to enhance treatment approaches by utilizing the immune system, racial differences in tumor biology and immune microenvironment to better understand racial disparities and improve clinical outcomes in African American women with breast cancer
Early stage and metastatic breast cancer, immunotherapy, immune microenvironment, racial disparities, clinical trials

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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