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Dugan, James Patrick, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.80 out of 5 | 63 reviews
Hematology and Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Forsyth (Hematology)
(336) 718-5570
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Patient Comments 14 reviews
February 04, 2021
All of the staff are always efficient, friendly and anxious to be of help in whatever capacity.
-Patient in ADVANCE, North Carolina

February 02, 2021
We are very pleased with our care
-Patient in KERNERSVILLE, North Carolina

January 29, 2021
The nurse who took the blood samples did an excellent job - engaged verbally, worked efficiently and made it a painless process. I only wish that everyone else I see could be so good!
-Patient in HARMONY, North Carolina

January 28, 2021
Great visit. I was very impressed with Dr. Dugan. He listened to me and was very thorough with his responses. He was extremely knowledgeable about my medical history and how to treat my MDS. GREAT!
-Patient in KERNERSVILLE, North Carolina

January 21, 2021
Dr. Dugan explained everything that we needed to know and answered all of our questions.
-Patient in EAST BEND, North Carolina


Practice locations
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Forsyth (Hematology)
(336) 718-5570

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Medical School:
Univ. of Nevada - Reno

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 2013

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 2016

University of Colorado School of Medicine 2019

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

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I consider myself a Tar Heel state native. I am blessed to have a wonderful wife and life partner, Kathleen, and am a proud parent of our beautiful twins. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy spending time outdoors, especially at the beach.

I am a hematology/oncology specialist and the physician lead for the transplant and cellular therapy department for Novant Health Cancer Institute.

No two cancers are the same because no two patients are the same. Each patient comes with a different set of life experiences and ideas, which makes treating cancer unique to each individual patient. And this is why I was drawn to the field of oncology; it allows me an opportunity to improve a person's life during what might be the most difficult time of their life.

To properly treat the whole person and not just the disease, you need to engage in active conversation with the patient throughout the treatment process. This is why I approach medicine and oncology from the position of a partnership between me and the patient. Very rarely in oncology do we find ourselves with decisions where the right answer is in black and white.

I am a member of the American Society of Hematology, as well as the American Society for Transplant and Cellular therapy. My membership in these organizations keep me up to date on the latest research and treatment options in the field. I'm also actively engaged in clinical research focused on acute leukemia, with the goal of finding new, targeted therapies that improve disease control and survival while limiting side effects and maintaining a good quality of life through treatment.

When I am not seeing patients, I enjoy time with my wife and three daughters. I am an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys skiing, SCUBA diving, kite surfing and long-distance running. I am passionate about the shared human experience and love meeting new people and exploring new ideas and places.

Special Interests: Malignant Hematology, Hematology, Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Cellular Therapy and Apheresis

Gender: Male