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.S., Duke University, 1990
  • M.D., Duke University, 1980

Publications

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.

PMID
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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Mitchell, Aaron P., Joel C. Boggan, Karen Lau, and David L. Simel. “Splenectomy as a Destination: Improving Quality of Care Among Asplenic Veterans Through a Travel Clinic.” Am J Med 130, no. 7 (July 2017): 856–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.01.024.

PMID
28213046
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Boggan, Joel C., Richard M. Atkins, David Simel, and Blake Cameron. “IDENTIFYING VETERANS AT HIGH-RISK FOR PROGRESSION TO END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEPHROLOGY REFERRAL.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 32:S213–S213. SPRINGER, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Boggan, Joel C., Aparna Swaminathan, Samantha Thomas, David L. Simel, Aimee K. Zaas, and Jonathan G. Bae. “Improving Timely Resident Follow-Up and Communication of Results in Ambulatory Clinics Utilizing a Web-Based Audit and Feedback Module.” J Grad Med Educ 9, no. 2 (April 2017): 195–200. https://doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-16-00460.1.

PMID
28439353
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Millar, Adam C., Adrian N. C. Lau, George Tomlinson, Alan Kraguljac, David L. Simel, Allan S. Detsky, and Lorraine L. Lipscombe. “Predicting low testosterone in aging men: a systematic review.” Cmaj 188, no. 13 (September 20, 2016): E321–30. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.150262.

PMID
27325129
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Boggan, Joel C., Ryan D. Schulteis, and David L. Simel. “DECISION SUPPORT, ALLOPURINOL USE, AND URIC ACID TESTING IN PATIENTS WITH GOUT-RELATED VISITS AT ONE VA MEDICAL CENTER.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31:S173–S173. SPRINGER, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

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