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

Wong, Camilla L., Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, David L. Simel, and Sharon E. Straus. “Does this patient have delirium?: value of bedside instruments.” Jama 304, no. 7 (August 18, 2010): 779–86. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2010.1182.

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20716741
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Crowley, Matthew J., Christina E. Barkauskas, F Douglas Srygley, Evan P. Kransdorf, Thomas W. LeBlanc, David L. Simel, and Diana B. McNeill. “A comparative resident site visit project: a novel approach for implementing programmatic change in the duty hours era.” Acad Med 85, no. 7 (July 2010): 1140–46. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181e18cee.

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20592509
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Leonardi, Robert A., Evan P. Kransdorf, David L. Simel, and Andrew Wang. “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. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.109.916676.

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20197511
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Simel, David L., and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt. “Differences between univariate and bivariate models for summarizing diagnostic accuracy may not be large.” J Clin Epidemiol 62, no. 12 (December 2009): 1292–1300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2009.02.007.

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19447007
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Hollands, Hussein, Davin Johnson, Anya C. Brox, David Almeida, David L. Simel, and Sanjay Sharma. “Acute-onset floaters and flashes: is this patient at risk for retinal detachment?” Jama 302, no. 20 (November 25, 2009): 2243–49. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2009.1714.

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19934426
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Ford, A. C., N. J. Talley, Zanten S. J. O. van, N. B. Vakil, D. L. Simel, and P. Moayyedi. “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, Hayden B., Maren K. Olsen, Tara Dudley, Melinda Orr, Mary K. Goldstein, Santanu K. Datta, Felicia McCant, Pam Gentry, David L. Simel, and Eugene Z. Oddone. “Patient education and provider decision support to control blood pressure in primary care: a cluster randomized trial.” Am Heart J 157, no. 3 (March 2009): 450–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2008.11.003.

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19249414
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Ford, Alexander C., Nicholas J. Talley, Sander J. O. Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Nimish B. Vakil, David L. Simel, and Paul Moayyedi. “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 15, 2008): 1793–1805. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.300.15.1793.

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18854541
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Simel, David, and Drummond Rennie. The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis. McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech, 2008.

Scholars@Duke

Simel, David L., Drummond Rennie, and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt. “The STARD statement for reporting diagnostic accuracy studies: application to the history and physical examination.” J Gen Intern Med 23, no. 6 (June 2008): 768–74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-008-0583-3.

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18347878
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