Dr. David Tanaka MD Neonatologist

Dr. David Tanaka is a neonatologist in Durham, North Carolina and is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Tanaka accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 36 doctors at Duke University Hospital who specialize in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neonatologist: General Neonatology, Neonatal Respiratory Failure & Lung Development

Clinical Interests: Forensic Financial Analysis

Hospital Affiliation

Duke University Hospital
Ranked #18 in Pediatrics: Neonatology

Durham Regional Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of Colorado
Residency, Pediatrics, 1979 - 1982

National Jewish Medical & Research Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, 1982 - 1985

University of Colorado
Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1982 - 1985

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Economic Impact of Human Milk on Medical Charges of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants.
Seigel JK, Tanaka DT, Goldberg RN, Smith PB, Cotten CM, Bidegain M 2014 2 3

Relationship of neonatal treatments with the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants.
Carter BM, Holditch-Davis D, Tanaka D, Schwartz TA

Bridging the gap: leveraging business intelligence tools in support of patient safety and financial effectiveness.
Ferranti JM, Langman MK, Tanaka D, McCall J, Ahmad A

See all 21 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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