Arif H Kamal, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail Box 2715, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-0333
Email address

health services and outcomes research, information-technology enabled registries, supportive oncology and palliative care, quality assessment and improvement

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Hematology/ Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Alix School of Medicine, 2008 - 2009
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Alix School of Medicine, 2005 - 2008
  • M.B.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2016
  • M.H.S., Duke University, 2015
  • M.D., University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Medicine, 2005


Balboni, Tracy A., Ka-Kit P. Hui, and Arif H. Kamal. “Supportive Care in Lung Cancer: Improving Value in the Era of Modern Therapies.” Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book 38 (May 23, 2018): 716–25.

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Wiesenthal, Alison C., Sandip P. Patel, Thomas W. LeBlanc, Eric J. Roeland, and Arif H. Kamal. “Top Ten Tips for Palliative Care Clinicians Caring for Cancer Patients Receiving Immunotherapies.” J Palliat Med 21, no. 5 (May 2018): 694–99.

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Kamal, Arif H., Kathryn B. Kirkland, Diane E. Meier, Tamara S. Morgan, Eugene C. Nelson, and Steven Z. Pantilat. “A Person-Centered, Registry-Based Learning Health System for Palliative Care: A Path to Coproducing Better Outcomes, Experience, Value, and Science.” J Palliat Med 21, no. S2 (March 2018): S61–67.

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Dharmarajan, Kavita V., Shayna E. Rich, Candice A. Johnstone, Lauren M. Hertan, Randy Wei, Lauren E. Colbert, Joshua A. Jones, Arif H. Kamal, and Christopher A. Jones. “Top 10 Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Radiation Oncology.” J Palliat Med 21, no. 3 (March 2018): 383–88.

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Kamal, Arif H., Joseph D. Rotella, Katherine Ast, Marianne Matzo, and Lisa C. Lindley. “Circling the Dragon-Taming Health IT Systems to Measure What Matters.” In Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55:587–587. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2018.


Ast, Katherine, Arif H. Kamal, Lisa C. Lindley, Marianne Matzo, and Joseph D. Rotella. “Maintaining the Momentum of Measuring What Matters: Overcoming Hurdles To Develop Electronic Clinical Quality Measures.” J Palliat Med 21, no. 2 (February 2018): 123–24.

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Davidson, Brittany A., Haley A. Moss, and Arif H. Kamal. “Top 10 Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know When Caring for Patients with Ovarian Cancer.” J Palliat Med 21, no. 2 (February 2018): 250–54.

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