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

Taylor, SM, Molyneux, ME, Simel, DL, Meshnick, SR, and Juliano, JJ. "Does this patient have malaria?." Jama 304, no. 18 (November 5, 2010): 2048-2056. (Review)

PMID
21057136
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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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20974781
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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 2010): 779-786. (Review)

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20716741
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Leonardi, RA, Kransdorf, EP, Simel, DL, and Wang, A. "Meta-analyses of septal reduction therapies for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: comparative rates of overall mortality and sudden cardiac death after treatment." Circ Cardiovasc Interv 3, no. 2 (April 2010): 97-104.

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20197511
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Crowley, MJ, Barkauskas, CE, Srygley, FD, Kransdorf, EP, Leblanc, TW, Simel, DL, and McNeill, DB. "A comparative resident site visit project: A novel approach for implementing programmatic change in the duty hours era." Academic Medicine 85, no. 7 (2010): 1140-1146.

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20592509
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Simel, DL, and Bossuyt, PMM. "Differences between univariate and bivariate models for summarizing diagnostic accuracy may not be large." J Clin Epidemiol 62, no. 12 (December 2009): 1292-1300.

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19447007
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Hollands, H, Johnson, D, Brox, AC, Almeida, D, Simel, DL, and Sharma, S. "Acute-onset floaters and flashes: is this patient at risk for retinal detachment?." Jama 302, no. 20 (November 2009): 2243-2249. (Review)

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19934426
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Ford, AC, Talley, NJ, van, ZSJO, Vakil, NB, Simel, DL, and Moayyedi, P. "Will the History and Physical Examination Help Establish That Irritable Bowel Syndrome Is Causing This Patient's Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Symptoms? (vol 300, pg 1793, 2008)." JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 301, no. 15 (April 15, 2009): 1544-1544.

Scholars@Duke

Bosworth, HB, Olsen, MK, Dudley, T, Orr, M, Goldstein, MK, Datta, SK, McCant, F, Gentry, P, Simel, DL, and Oddone, EZ. "Patient education and provider decision support to control blood pressure in primary care: a cluster randomized trial." American Heart Journal 157, no. 3 (March 2009): 450-456.

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19249414
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Ford, AC, Talley, NJ, Veldhuyzen van Zanten, SJO, Vakil, NB, Simel, DL, and Moayyedi, P. "Will the history and physical examination help establish that irritable bowel syndrome is causing this patient's lower gastrointestinal tract symptoms?." Jama 300, no. 15 (October 2008): 1793-1805. (Review)

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18854541
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