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

Simel, DL, Samsa, GP, and Matchar, DB. "Likelihood ratios for continuous test results--making the clinicians' job easier or harder?." J Clin Epidemiol 46, no. 1 (January 1993): 85-93.

PMID
8433118
Scholars@Duke

Oddone, E, Guarisco, S, and Simel, D. "Comparison of housestaff's estimates of their workday activities with results of a random work-sampling study." Academic Medicine 68, no. 11 (1993): 859-861.

PMID
8216660
Scholars@Duke

Cass, AR, Cantor, SB, Clover, RD, Jr, JWW, and Simel, DL. "Diagnosing sinusitis [2]." Annals of Internal Medicine 119, no. 1 (1993): 92--.

PMID
8498772
Scholars@Duke

WESTMAN, EC, SIMEL, DL, LEVIN, ED, and ROSE, JE. "DERIVATION OF A LOGISTIC MODEL USING BASE-LINE CLINICAL INFORMATION TO PREDICT SUCCESS WITH THE NICOTINE PATCH IN SMOKING CESSATION." CLINICAL RESEARCH 40, no. 4 (December 1992): A811-A811.

Scholars@Duke

HOLLEMAN, DR, and SIMEL, DL. "RADIOLOGY AND LABORATORY SUMMARIES - EFFECT ON TEST ORDERING IN VA OUTPATIENTS." CLINICAL RESEARCH 40, no. 4 (December 1992): A868-A868.

Scholars@Duke

Williams, JW, Simel, DL, Roberts, L, and Samsa, GP. "Clinical evaluation for sinusitis. Making the diagnosis by history and physical examination." Ann Intern Med 117, no. 9 (November 1, 1992): 705-710.

PMID
1416571
Scholars@Duke

Williams, JW. "The Rational Clinical Examination-Reply." Jama: the Journal of the American Medical Association 268, no. 16 (October 28, 1992): 2166-2166.

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Simel, DL, and Feussner, JR. "Suspended judgment. Clinical trials of informed consent." Control Clin Trials 13, no. 5 (October 1992): 321-324.

PMID
1330436
Scholars@Duke

SIMEL, DL, MATCHAR, DB, and FEUSSNER, JR. "CHANCE-CORRECTED SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY FOR 3-ZONE DIAGNOSTIC-TESTS - RESPONSE." JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 45, no. 9 (September 1992): 1038-1039.

Full Text

Williams, JW, Roberts, L, Distell, B, and Simel, DL. "Diagnosing sinusitis by X-ray: is a single Waters view adequate?." J Gen Intern Med 7, no. 5 (September 1992): 481-485.

PMID
1403202
Scholars@Duke

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