While participating in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) at Duke University, patients may be seen at various facilities in the Duke University Health System including (but not limited to) Duke University Hospital, the Duke Eye Center, Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, and Duke Medical Plaza Patterson Place. Additional information about each location follows.
Duke University Hospital – Duke University Hospital (also referred to as Duke University Medical Center) is a top-rated academic hospital in Durham, North Carolina. It is 938-bed acute care teaching hospital with a Level I trauma center. The facility also includes:
- Duke Specialty Clinics - Duke Clinics house many of Duke's renowned specialty services in a single building located near the Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Specialty clinics available to UDN patients include cardiology-electrophysiology (EP), dermatology, endoscopy, endocrinology and bone densitometry, gastroenterology, hematology, liver, nephrology, neurological disorders, neurophysiology and neuromuscular laboratories, obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), otolaryngology, physical therapy, pulmonology, rheumatology, speech pathology and audiology, urology and more. Clinics include a range of amenities to help guests feel comfortable, including free wireless internet access, a variety of food service options, gift shops, interfaith chapels, information desks, and a resources center with patient education and other materials.
- Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center - Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center (CHC), ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals nationally in 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report, provides care for thousands of patients annually. Located adjacent to Duke University Hospital, the McGovern-Davison Children's Health Center provides a variety of specialized pediatric services in a family-friendly setting. Facilities include specialty clinics, dedicated cardiology and pulmonary suites, a pediatric endoscopy and procedure suite, a pediatric perioperative suite, a pediatric sedation unit, and an outpatient pharmacy.
- Duke Radiology - Duke Radiology provides a full range of diagnostic imaging and interventional services including radiography (x-rays), computational tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography (US), mammography, and positron emission tomography (PET). To optimize imaging performance and patient safety, Duke Radiology utilizes cutting-edge technology, including 18 CT scanners, 13 clinical MRI units, and digital mammography and radiography systems with advanced image acquisition and post-processing capabilities.
All Duke Radiology imaging studies are interpreted by board-certified subspecialty trained radiologists with nationally and internationally recognized expertise. In addition, Duke Radiology includes board-certified pediatric radiologists, offering imaging modalities for the diagnosis and management of pediatric disease, including ultrasound, radiographic imaging, fluoroscopy, CT, 3D-CT, PET-CT, and MRI. Interventional procedures include, but are not limited to, feeding tube placement, percutaneous interventional procedures (biopsies, joint injections and drainage procedures), and esophageal dilatation.
Duke Eye Center - Duke Eye Center, which consistently ranks among the top 10 programs in the nation, offers cutting-edge treatments and research and serves more than 130,000 patients each year. Clinical specialties include comprehensive and age-related ophthalmology, eye diseases, and surgeries including LASIK and oculofacial plastic surgery. Duke Eye Center features outpatient clinics, surgical suites, and houses the Department of Opthalmology's clinical and basic science research space.
Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital – Located one mile from Duke University Hospital, Lenox Baker is a pediatric outpatient facility for patients with genetic, metabolic, endocrine, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Services include radiology, mobile MRI, and physical and occupational therapies.
Duke Medical Plaza, Patterson Place – Several medical specialties are located at Patterson Place. Clinics include dermatology, micrographic surgery, radiology, urogynecology, women’s health, and obstetrics and gynecology.