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 TRIAL OF THE INFORMED CONSENT PROCESS IN AMBULATORY PATIENTS.” Clinical Research 37, no. 1 (January 1, 1989): A87–A87.

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Campbell, P. T., and D. L. Simel. “Left arm pain isn't always angina..” N C Med J 49, no. 11 (November 1988): 564–67.

PMID
3200321
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Simel, D. L., D. B. Matchar, and J. T. Piscitelli. “Routine intravenous pyelograms before hysterectomy in cases of benign disease: possibly effective, definitely expensive..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 159, no. 5 (November 1988): 1049–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9378(88)90409-7.

PMID
3142261
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MATCHAR, D. B., D. L. SIMEL, J. F. GEWEKE, and J. R. FEUSSNER. “ESTIMATING MEDICAL TEST OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS WHEN THE REFERENCE-STANDARD IS NOT ALWAYS DIAGNOSTIC.” Medical Decision Making 8, no. 4 (October 1, 1988): 331–331.

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Simel, D. L., R. A. Halvorsen, and J. R. Feussner. “Quantitating bedside diagnosis: clinical evaluation of ascites..” J Gen Intern Med 3, no. 5 (September 1988): 423–28. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf02595917.

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3049966
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SIMEL, D. L., and J. R. FEUSSNER. “DO EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS USE BLOOD-ALCOHOL LEVELS TO TREAT PATIENTS.” Clinical Research 36, no. 3 (April 1, 1988): A717–A717.

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Simel, D. L., E. R. DeLong, J. R. Feussner, J. B. Weinberg, and J. Crawford. “Erythrocyte anisocytosis. Visual inspection of blood films vs automated analysis of red blood cell distribution width..” Arch Intern Med 148, no. 4 (April 1988): 822–24. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.148.4.822.

PMID
3355302
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Piscitelli, J. T., D. L. Simel, and W. F. Rosse. “Does maternal platelet-associated or platelet-bindable IgG correlate with levels in umbilical cord blood or colostrum during normal pregnancy?.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 158, no. 2 (February 1988): 430–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9378(88)90171-8.

PMID
3341416
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MATCHAR, D. B., D. L. SIMEL, and J. T. PISCITELLI. “ARE ROUTINE PRE-HYSTERECTOMY IVPS COST-EFFECTIVE.” Clinical Research 36, no. 1 (January 1, 1988): A91–A91.

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