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, D. L., and J. R. Feussner. “A randomized controlled trial comparing quantitative informed consent formats..” J Clin Epidemiol 44, no. 8 (1991): 771–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/0895-4356(91)90129-w.

PMID
1941028
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Simel, D. L., D. B. Matchar, and J. R. Feussner. “Diagnostic tests are not always black or white: or, all that glitters is not [a] gold [standard]..” J Clin Epidemiol 44, no. 9 (1991): 967–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/0895-4356(91)90065-h.

PMID
1890442
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Simel, D. L., G. P. Samsa, and D. B. Matchar. “Likelihood ratios with confidence: sample size estimation for diagnostic test studies..” J Clin Epidemiol 44, no. 8 (1991): 763–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/0895-4356(91)90128-v.

PMID
1941027
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HOLLEMAN, D. R., J. S. GOLDBERG, and D. L. SIMEL. “PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS OF OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY-DISEASE.” Clinical Research 38, no. 4 (December 1, 1990): A936–A936.

Scholars@Duke

WILLIAMS, J. W., L. ROBERTS, B. DISTELL, and D. L. SIMEL. “DIAGNOSING SINUSITIS BY X-RAY - COMPARING A SINGLE WATERS VIEW TO 4-VIEW PARANASAL SINUS RADIOGRAPHS.” Clinical Research 38, no. 4 (December 1, 1990): A937–A937.

Scholars@Duke

HOLLEMAN, D. R., D. L. SIMEL, G. P. SAMSA, W. E. WILKINSON, and J. R. FEUSSNER. “A PREDICTIVE MODEL OF PREOPERATIVE LENGTH OF STAY.” Clinical Research 38, no. 4 (December 1, 1990): A1003–A1003.

Scholars@Duke

Rao, K. M., D. L. Simel, H. J. Cohen, J. Crawford, and M. S. Currie. “Effects of pentoxifylline administration on blood viscosity and leukocyte cytoskeletal function in patients with intermittent claudication..” J Lab Clin Med 115, no. 6 (June 1990): 738–44.

PMID
2366034
Scholars@Duke

Samlaska, C. P., W. D. James, and D. L. Simel. “Superficial migratory thrombophlebitis and factor XII deficiency..” J Am Acad Dermatol 22, no. 5 Pt 2 (May 1990): 939–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/0190-9622(90)70130-a.

PMID
2110579
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WILLIAMS, J. W., L. ROBERTS, and D. L. SIMEL. “THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLINICAL EXAMINATION FOR SINUSITIS.” Clinical Research 38, no. 2 (April 1, 1990): A725–A725.

Scholars@Duke

WILLIAMS, J. W., and D. L. SIMEL. “INTEROBSERVER VARIABILITY OF THE HISTORY AND PHYSICAL-EXAMINATION FOR SINUSITIS.” Clinical Research 38, no. 2 (April 1, 1990): A725–A725.

Scholars@Duke

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