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., D. B. Matchar, and J. T. Piscitelli. “Routine intravenous pyelograms before hysterectomy in cases of benign disease: possibly effective, definitely expensive..” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 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.

Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
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.

Scholars@Duke

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.

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?.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 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.

Scholars@Duke

SIMEL, D. L., and P. J. SIMEL. “A RANDOMIZED SHAM-CONTROLLED CROSSOVER TRIAL FOR TREATMENT OF REFRACTORY GLAUCOMA.” Clinical Research 36, no. 1 (January 1, 1988): A93–A93.

Scholars@Duke

Simel, D. L., and P. J. Simel. “Does lacrimal duct occlusion decrease intraocular pressure in patients refractory to medical treatment for glaucoma? A randomized, sham-controlled, crossover trial..” J Clin Epidemiol 41, no. 9 (1988): 859–65.

PMID
3183692
Scholars@Duke

Ortel, T. L., C. L. Bedrosian, and D. L. Simel. “Arsenic poisoning and seizures..” N C Med J 48, no. 12 (December 1987): 627–30.

PMID
3480434
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