Duke Health Referring Physicians


Duke Grows Liver Care Service Area

New consult clinics expand Duke offerings in Greensboro, NC, and Norfolk, VA

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As part of an effort to provide high quality care to patients throughout the region, Duke is now offering consultation services at more locations for liver patients. With these locations, Duke hepatologists are building upon their ongoing work to help treat patients with liver disease in their local communities.

Sentara Norfolk consult clinic

Following the retirement of Dr. Carl Berg, two physicians are building on Duke’s relationship with Sentara Norfolk, offering more appointments with Duke providers in Virginia. 

Duke hepatologist M. Cristina Segovia, MD, medical director of the Duke Small Bowel Transplant Program, will see consultations at Sentara Norfolk. Matthew R. Kappus, MD, medical director of the Duke Living Donor Liver Transplant Program, will also see consultations at the Sentara Norfolk. Both will continue to maintain their practices in North Carolina as well.

Greensboro consult clinic

Lindsay Y. King, MD, MPH, medical director for the Duke Liver Transplant Program, brings Duke’s renowned care to Greensboro. “We strive to get everyone who needs a liver transplant into the process, and we’re working hard to improve access,” she says. “We’re trying to work with the mentality of ‘how do we get to a transplant?’ rather than focusing on the barriers.”

King will see consultations and returns at a monthly clinic at Central Carolina Surgery—Greensboro, helping to determine the appropriate course of care for patients. She will also continue to see patients in Durham.

Refer a Patient

To refer a patient to Duke physicians at Sentara Norfolk or Central Carolina Surgery, or to facilitate a solid organ transplant evaluation for your patient, please use the appropriate transplant referral form.

The same quality coordinated care

Duke’s expanding efforts help increase access to Duke physicians by bringing them closer to patients. Referred liver patients will also continue to receive the same coordinated care, with their Duke physicians working closely with providers in their local communities. This coordination helps to alleviate the burden and cost of travel.

Duke’s liver transplant program is one of the largest in the nation by volume. In 2023, the liver transplant program surpassed 2,000 transplants, with a 2024 median wait time of 73 days, compared to 201 days nationally. With innovations from multi-organ transplant, ex-vivo perfusion, living donor transplant, and HIV+ transplants, Duke handles complex and advanced liver disease cases.