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

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)

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26547467
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Simel, DL. "Approach to the Patient: History and Physical Examination." In Goldman-Cecil Medicine. Saunders, April 15, 2015. (Chapter)

Scholars@Duke

Boggan, JC, Schulteis, RD, Donahue, M, and Simel, DL. "INCORPORATION OF GUIDELINE DATA INTO ORDERING SYSTEMS REDUCES TRANSTHORACIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY ORDER FREQUENCY." April 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Boggan, JC, Navar-Boggan, AM, Patel, V, Schulteis, RD, and Simel, DL. "Reductions in telemetry order duration do not reduce telemetry utilization." Journal of hospital medicine 9, no. 12 (December 2014): 795-796. (Letter)

PMID
25263661
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Wood, E, Kerr, T, Rowell, G, Montaner, JSG, Phillips, P, Korthuis, PT, and Simel, DL. "Does this adult patient have early HIV infection?: The Rational Clinical Examination systematic review." JAMA 312, no. 3 (July 2014): 278-285. (Review)

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25027143
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Hermans, J, Luime, JJ, Meuffels, DE, Reijman, M, Simel, DL, and Bierma-Zeinstra, SMA. "Does this patient with shoulder pain have rotator cuff disease?: The Rational Clinical Examination systematic review." JAMA 310, no. 8 (August 28, 2013): 837-847. (Review)

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23982370
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Myers, KA, Mrkobrada, M, and Simel, DL. "Does this patient have obstructive sleep apnea?: The Rational Clinical Examination systematic review." JAMA 310, no. 7 (August 21, 2013): 731-741. (Review)

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23989984
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Hollands, H, Johnson, D, Hollands, S, Simel, DL, Jinapriya, D, and Sharma, S. "Do findings on routine examination identify patients at risk for primary open-angle glaucoma? The rational clinical examination systematic review." JAMA 309, no. 19 (May 15, 2013): 2035-2042. (Review)

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23677315
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Simel, DL, Easter, J, and Tomlinson, G. "Likelihood ratios, sensitivity, and specificity values can be back-calculated when the odds ratios are known." J Clin Epidemiol 66, no. 4 (April 2013): 458-460.

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23021858
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Simel, DL, Easter, J, and Tomlinson, G. "Likelihood ratios, sensitivity, and specificity values can be back-calculated when the odds ratios are known." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 66, no. 4 (2013): 458-460.

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