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.S., Duke University, 1990
  • M.D., Duke University, 1980

Publications

Hollands, Hussein, Davin Johnson, Simon Hollands, David L. Simel, Delan Jinapriya, and Sanjay Sharma. “Do findings on routine examination identify patients at risk for primary open-angle glaucoma? The rational clinical examination systematic review.” Jama 309, no. 19 (May 15, 2013): 2035–42. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2013.5099.

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23677315
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Simel, David L., Joshua Easter, and George Tomlinson. “Likelihood ratios, sensitivity, and specificity values can be back-calculated when the odds ratios are known.” J Clin Epidemiol 66, no. 4 (April 2013): 458–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2012.07.014.

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23021858
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Nishijima, Daniel K., David L. Simel, David H. Wisner, and James F. Holmes. “Does this adult patient have a blunt intra-abdominal injury?” Jama 307, no. 14 (April 11, 2012): 1517–27. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2012.422.

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22496266
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Samad, Zainab, Abdul Hakeem, Syed Shad Mahmood, Karen Pieper, Manesh R. Patel, David L. Simel, and Pamela S. Douglas. “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): 364–76. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-012-9520-2.

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22322526
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Udell, Jacob A., Charlie S. Wang, Jill Tinmouth, J Mark FitzGerald, Najib T. Ayas, David L. Simel, Michael Schulzer, Edwin Mak, and Eric M. Yoshida. “Does this patient with liver disease have cirrhosis?” Jama 307, no. 8 (February 22, 2012): 832–42. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2012.186.

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22357834
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LeBlanc, Thomas W., James A. Tulsky, and David L. Simel. “Autopsy and grief: a case of transformative postmortem examination.” J Palliat Med 15, no. 2 (February 2012): 251–53. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2011.0044.

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21815752
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Taylor, Steve M., Malcolm E. Molyneux, David L. Simel, Steven R. Meshnick, and Jonathan J. Juliano. “Does this patient have malaria?” Jama 304, no. 18 (November 10, 2010): 2048–56. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2010.1578.

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21057136
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Curtis, Sarah, Kent Stobart, Ben Vandermeer, David L. Simel, and Terry Klassen. “Clinical features suggestive of meningitis in children: a systematic review of prospective data.” Pediatrics 126, no. 5 (November 2010): 952–60. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2010-0277.

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20974781
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