Brian J. Duffy, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I’m pretty even-keeled. Because I wanted a profession I could have a lifelong passion for, and felt drawn since childhood toward medicine, I chose pediatric surgery. It’s fulfilling on a daily basis – not just the actual surgery, but also the opportunities to communicate with patients and families and establish bonds with them.

Why I Treat Children

For me, pediatric surgery is the most rewarding of all fields – for many reasons. Children are innocent, resilient, and fun to take care of. The kids I see are afflicted by an accident or bad luck, and it’s great to have a positive impact on them and their families.

What I'm Passionate About

I feel strongly about spending time with parents – after all, they’re entrusting their child’s care to me and my team. It’s a privilege and a responsibility to establish a bond with them. I take this aspect of my work very seriously. I’m also passionate about doing the right thing, being a good family person, raising my kids to be wholesome children who grow up to be good, happy people.

How I Try to Make A Difference

Recently I tied with another physician for the highest patient satisfaction score at Nemours. It’s not the kind of award you actively try to win – I didn’t even know I was competing at all – but it’s something I take pride in. It was a welcome surprise, and it’s satisfying to think I’ve made a positive impact on children and their families.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Surgery - Riley Children's Hospital, 2008
  • Surgical Research - Children's National Medical Center, 2006

Internship Residency

  • Surgery - Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2004

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery/General Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015 Main Line Today Magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2016 Main Line Today Magazine, Top Doctors

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medicaid

  • Abdominal Masses
  • Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Breast Disorders
  • Burn Care
  • Chest Wall Disorders
  • Gall Bladder Disease
  • Hernias and Hydroceles
  • Wound Care

Medical Interests

  • Cancer surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neonatal surgery

  • English