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Dugan, James Patrick, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.80 out of 5 | 131 reviews
Hematology and Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Forsyth (Hematology)
(336) 718-5570
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Patient Comments 18 reviews
October 29, 2021
Great is it.
-Patient in CLEMMONS, North Carolina

October 25, 2021
Everyone involved in my care was very professional, caring & kind.
-Patient in KING, North Carolina

October 23, 2021
Dr Dugan is an exceptional physician. He was professional, knowledgeable and was quick to answer questions with detail I could understand and made me feel at ease. He has earned my total trust and confidence with my health care. I thank him each time. He is a credit to his profession and Novant Health.
-Patient in HAMPTONVILLE, North Carolina

October 21, 2021
Dr. Dugan was straightforward and thorough during my visit. I like his candor and completeness in his explanation of my diagnosis.
-Patient in CLEMMONS, North Carolina

October 20, 2021
Dr James Dugan was by far the most knowledgeable about my condition then other Drs that l have seen he is far and away the best took time to call me at home and explained my issues
-Patient in CLEMMONS, 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