Durham VA Medical Center

The Durham VA Medical Center is a 271 bed general medical and surgical tertiary care facility affiliated with Duke University School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina School Of Dentistry, and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The facility provides diagnostic and therapeutic services in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, and skilled nursing home care, as well as complete ambulatory care services including community based outpatient clinics located in Greenville, Morehead City, and Raleigh. There are 151 acute beds (75 Medicine, 48 Surgery, 28 Psychiatry) and 120 nursing home beds. The facility has an 11-bed SICU, 8-bed CCU, and 8-bed MICU.

The facility serves as a major referral center for North Carolina, southern Virginia, northern South Carolina, and eastern Tennessee for subspecialty treatment, radiation therapy, neurological disorders, therapeutic endoscopy, high-risk open-heart surgery, and other special procedures. Special programs at Durham include a comprehensive Women’s Health Center, a Home Based Primary Care program, a Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), the VISN 6 Mental Illness, Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, the Southeast Epilepsy Center of Excellence, and the Epidemiology Research and Information Center (ERIC).

Durham has an active research program, with 149 investigators and 460 active projects. The Durham VAMC’s FY12 VA research expenditures totaled more than $23M and total expenditures exceeded $35M.

During FY2012, the facility treated 59,598 unique patients, with more than 567,356 outpatient visits and 6,885 inpatient admissions.

Medical Director

Joseph Salama, MD


Michael Moravan, MD

Medical Physicists

Devon Godrey, PhD
Angie Hu, PhD
Haijun Song, PhD

Contact Information

Department of Radiation Oncology
Durham VA Medical Center
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705
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