Dr. Kenneth I Ataga MD Hematologist

Dr. Kenneth Ataga is a hematologist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospitals. He received his medical degree from University of Benin Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 24 years. He is one of 31 doctors at University of North Carolina Hospitals who specialize in Hematology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Hematologist: General Hematology

Hospital Affiliation

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Ranked #43 in Cancer

Education & Medical Training

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1994 - 1997

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 1997 - 2000

University of Benin Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Hematology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Medical Oncology

NC State Medical License

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Publications & Presentations

A dose-escalation phase IIa study of 2,2-dimethylbutyrate (HQK-1001), an oral fetal globin inducer, in sickle cell disease.
Kutlar, A.,Reid, M. E.,Inati, A.,Taher, A. T.,Abboud, M. R.,El-Beshlawy, A.,Buchanan, G. R.,Smith, H.,Ataga, K. I.,Perrine, S. P.,Ghalie, R. G.

The contribution of red blood cells to thrombin generation in sickle cell disease: meizothrombin generation on sickled red blood cells.
Whelihan, M. F.,Mooberry, M. J.,Zachary, V.,Bradford, R. L.,Ataga, K. I.,Mann, K. G.,Key, N. S.

A pilot study of eptifibatide for treatment of acute pain episodes in sickle cell disease.
Desai, P. C.,Brittain, J. E.,Jones, S. K.,McDonald, A.,Wilson, D. R.,Dominik, R.,Key, N. S.,Parise, L. V.,Ataga, K. I.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
  • Capital Blue Cross PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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