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

Feingold, S. A., P. B. Landsman, M. Weinberger, G. P. Samsa, D. L. Simel, and E. Z. Oddone. “Can a summary laboratory score predict health status and inpatient utilization.” Drug Information Journal 30, no. 3 (1996): 761–68.

Scholars@Duke

Whited, J. D., R. D. Horner, R. P. Hall, and D. L. Simel. “The influence of history on interobserver agreement for diagnosing actinic keratoses and malignant skin lesions..” J Am Acad Dermatol 33, no. 4 (October 1995): 603–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/0190-9622(95)91278-9.

PMID
7673492
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Piscitelli, J. T., L. A. Bastian, A. Wilkes, and D. L. Simel. “Cytologic screening after hysterectomy for benign disease..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 173, no. 2 (August 1995): 424–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9378(95)90262-7.

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7645617
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Oddone, E., M. Weinberger, A. Hurder, W. Henderson, and D. Simel. “Measuring activities in clinical trials using random work sampling: implications for cost-effectiveness analysis and measurement of the intervention..” J Clin Epidemiol 48, no. 8 (August 1995): 1011–18.

PMID
7775988
Scholars@Duke

HOLLEMAN, D. R., and D. L. SIMEL. “DOES THE CLINICAL EXAMINATION PREDICT AIR-FLOW LIMITATION (VOL 273, PG 313, 1995).” Jama Journal of the American Medical Association 273, no. 17 (May 3, 1995): 1334–1334.

Scholars@Duke

Williams, J. W., D. R. Holleman, G. P. Samsa, and D. L. Simel. “Randomized controlled trial of 3 vs 10 days of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for acute maxillary sinusitis..” Jama 273, no. 13 (April 5, 1995): 1015–21.

PMID
7897784
Scholars@Duke

Williams, J. W., D. R. Holleman, and D. L. Simel. “Measuring shoulder function with the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index..” J Rheumatol 22, no. 4 (April 1995): 727–32.

PMID
7791172
Scholars@Duke

Holleman, D. R., J. W. Williams, and D. L. Simel. “Usual care and outcomes in patients with sinus complaints and normal results of sinus roentgenography..” Archives of Family Medicine 4, no. 3 (March 1995): 246–52.

PMID
7881607
Scholars@Duke

Weinberger, M., M. S. Kirkman, G. P. Samsa, E. A. Shortliffe, P. B. Landsman, P. A. Cowper, D. L. Simel, and J. R. Feussner. “A nurse-coordinated intervention for primary care patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: impact on glycemic control and health-related quality of life..” J Gen Intern Med 10, no. 2 (February 1995): 59–66. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf02600227.

PMID
7730940
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