David Lee Simel, MD

Professor of Medicine
Vice-chair for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail Room C8010, Durham VA Med Ct., 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 286-6941
Email address david.simel@duke.edu

Chief, Medical Service, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Appropriateness of diagnostic test use, including not just traditional laboratory and radiographic tests, but also the clinical examination. Editor of the "Rational Clinical Examination Series" published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Metaanalysis of diagnostic test studies

Education and Training

  • Fellowship in Hematology-Oncology, Medicine, Duke University, 1985 - 1986
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1984 - 1985
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1981 - 1984
  • Fellowship in Hematology-Oncology, Medicine, Duke University, 1981 - 1981
  • M.D., Duke University, 1980

Publications

Shah, SN, Bachur, RG, Simel, DL, and Neuman, MI. "Does this child have pneumonia? the Rational Clinical Examination systematic review (vol 318, pg 462, 2017)." JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 318, no. 13 (October 3, 2017): 1284-1284.

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Harel, Z, Simel, DL, and Wald, R. "Urinalysis in the Evaluation of Proliferative Glomerulonephritis." JAMA 318, no. 13 (October 2017): 1276-1277.

PMID
28973230
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Shah, SN, Bachur, RG, Simel, DL, and Neuman, MI. "Does This Child Have Pneumonia?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review." JAMA 318, no. 5 (August 2017): 462-471. (Review)

PMID
28763554
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Shah, SN, Bachur, RG, Simel, DL, and Neuman, MI. "Childhood Pneumonia." JAMA 318, no. 5 (August 2017): 490-.

PMID
28763551
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Mitchell, AP, Boggan, JC, Lau, K, and Simel, DL. "Splenectomy as a Destination: Improving Quality of Care Among Asplenic Veterans Through a Travel Clinic." The American journal of medicine 130, no. 7 (July 2017): 856-861.

PMID
28213046
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Boggan, JC, Swaminathan, A, Thomas, S, Simel, DL, Zaas, AK, and Bae, JG. "Improving Timely Resident Follow-Up and Communication of Results in Ambulatory Clinics Utilizing a Web-Based Audit and Feedback Module." Journal of graduate medical education 9, no. 2 (April 2017): 195-200.

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28439353
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Millar, AC, Lau, ANC, Tomlinson, G, Kraguljac, A, Simel, DL, Detsky, AS, and Lipscombe, LL. "Predicting low testosterone in aging men: a systematic review." CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne 188, no. 13 (September 2016): E321-E330. (Review)

PMID
27325129
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Boggan, JC, Schulteis, RD, and Simel, DL. "DECISION SUPPORT, ALLOPURINOL USE, AND URIC ACID TESTING IN PATIENTS WITH GOUT-RELATED VISITS AT ONE VA MEDICAL CENTER." May 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Boggan, JC, Schulteis, RD, Donahue, M, and Simel, DL. "Guideline-based decision support has a small, non-sustained effect on transthoracic echocardiography ordering frequency." BMJ quality & safety 25, no. 1 (January 2016): 57-62. (Review)

PMID
26405095
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Fanaroff, AC, Rymer, JA, Goldstein, SA, Simel, DL, and Newby, LK. "Does This Patient With Chest Pain Have Acute Coronary Syndrome?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review." JAMA 314, no. 18 (November 2015): 1955-1965. (Review)

PMID
26547467
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