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

Nishijima, DK, Simel, DL, Wisner, DH, and Holmes, JF. "Does this adult patient have a blunt intra-abdominal injury?." JAMA 307, no. 14 (April 11, 2012): 1517-1527.

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Samad, Z, Hakeem, A, Mahmood, SS, Pieper, K, Patel, MR, Simel, DL, and Douglas, PS. "A meta-analysis and systematic review of computed tomography angiography as a diagnostic triage tool for patients with chest pain presenting to the emergency department." J Nucl Cardiol 19, no. 2 (April 2012): 364-376. (Review)

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Udell, JA, Wang, CS, Tinmouth, J, FitzGerald, JM, Ayas, NT, Simel, DL, Schulzer, M, Mak, E, and Yoshida, EM. "Does this patient with liver disease have cirrhosis?." JAMA 307, no. 8 (February 22, 2012): 832-842.

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Simel, DL. "NICE guideline for management of chronic heart failure in adults." Ann Intern Med 156, no. 1 Pt 1 (January 3, 2012): 69-70. (Letter)

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Simel, DL. "NICE guideline for management of chronic heart failure in adults." Annals of Internal Medicine 156, no. 1 (2012): 69-70.

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Leblanc, TW, Tulsky, JA, and Simel, DL. "Autopsy and Grief: A Case of Transformative Postmortem Examination." Journal of palliative medicine (August 2011). (Academic Article)

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Simel, DL. "Approach to the Patient: History and Physical Examination." 1 (July 1, 2011): 22-27. (Chapter)

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Taylor, SM, Molyneux, ME, Simel, DL, Meshnick, SR, and Juliano, JJ. "Does this patient have malaria?." JAMA 304, no. 18 (November 10, 2010): 2048-2056. (Review)

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Curtis, S, Stobart, K, Vandermeer, B, Simel, DL, and Klassen, T. "Clinical features suggestive of meningitis in children: a systematic review of prospective data." Pediatrics 126, no. 5 (November 2010): 952-960. (Review)

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Wong, CL, Holroyd-Leduc, J, Simel, DL, and Straus, SE. "Does this patient have delirium?: value of bedside instruments." JAMA 304, no. 7 (August 18, 2010): 779-786. (Review)

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