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

Holleman, D. R., D. L. Simel, and J. S. Goldberg. “Diagnosis of obstructive airways disease from the clinical examination..” J Gen Intern Med 8, no. 2 (February 1993): 63–68.

PMID
8441077
Scholars@Duke

Simel, D. L., G. P. Samsa, and D. B. Matchar. “Likelihood ratios for continuous test results--making the clinicians' job easier or harder?.” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 46, no. 1 (January 1993): 85–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/0895-4356(93)90012-p.

PMID
8433118
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WESTMAN, E. C., D. L. SIMEL, E. D. LEVIN, and J. E. ROSE. “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 1, 1992): A811–A811.

Scholars@Duke

HOLLEMAN, D. R., and D. L. SIMEL. “RADIOLOGY AND LABORATORY SUMMARIES - EFFECT ON TEST ORDERING IN VA OUTPATIENTS.” Clinical Research 40, no. 4 (December 1, 1992): A868–A868.

Scholars@Duke

Williams, J. W., D. L. Simel, L. Roberts, and G. P. Samsa. “Clinical evaluation for sinusitis. Making the diagnosis by history and physical examination..” Annals of Internal Medicine 117, no. 9 (November 1992): 705–10. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-117-9-705.

PMID
1416571
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Simel, D. L., and J. R. Feussner. “Suspended judgment. Clinical trials of informed consent..” Controlled Clinical Trials 13, no. 5 (October 1992): 321–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/0197-2456(92)90034-w.

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1330436
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Williams, J. W., L. Roberts, B. Distell, and D. L. Simel. “Diagnosing sinusitis by X-ray: is a single Waters view adequate?.” J Gen Intern Med 7, no. 5 (September 1992): 481–85.

PMID
1403202
Scholars@Duke

Jamart, J. “Chance-corrected sensitivity and specificity for three-zone diagnostic tests..” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 45, no. 9 (September 1992): 1035–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/0895-4356(92)90124-6.

PMID
1432020
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