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

Albassam, Omar T., Robert J. Redelmeier, Steven Shadowitz, Aatif M. Husain, David Simel, and Edward E. Etchells. “Did This Patient Have Cardiac Syncope?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review..” Jama 321, no. 24 (June 25, 2019): 2448–57. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.8001.

PMID
31237649
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Klimas, Jan, Lauren Gorfinkel, Nadia Fairbairn, Laura Amato, Keith Ahamad, Seonaid Nolan, David L. Simel, and Evan Wood. “Strategies to Identify Patient Risks of Prescription Opioid Addiction When Initiating Opioids for Pain: A Systematic Review..” Jama Netw Open 2, no. 5 (May 3, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.3365.

PMID
31050783
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Gerardo, Charles J., João R. N. Vissoci, C Scott Evans, David L. Simel, and Eric J. Lavonas. “Does This Patient Have a Severe Snake Envenomation?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review..” Jama Surg 154, no. 4 (April 1, 2019): 346–54. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5069.

PMID
30758508
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Detsky, Michael E., Naheed Jivraj, Neill K. Adhikari, Jan O. Friedrich, Ruxandra Pinto, David L. Simel, Duminda N. Wijeysundera, and Damon C. Scales. “Will This Patient Be Difficult to Intubate?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review..” Jama 321, no. 5 (February 5, 2019): 493–503. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2018.21413.

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30721300
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Meier, David, Tinh-Hai Collet, Isabella Locatelli, Jacques Cornuz, Bengt Kayser, David L. Simel, and Claudio Sartori. “Does This Patient Have Acute Mountain Sickness?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review..” Jama 318, no. 18 (November 14, 2017): 1810–19. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2017.16192.

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29136449
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Shah, Sonal N., Richard G. Bachur, David L. Simel, and Mark I. Neuman. “Does This Child Have Pneumonia?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review..” Jama 318, no. 5 (August 1, 2017): 462–71. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2017.9039.

PMID
28763554
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