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

Ranji, SR, Goldman, LE, Simel, DL, and Shojania, KG. "Opiates and acute abdominal pain - In reply." JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 297, no. 5 (February 7, 2007): 468-468.

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Ranji, SR, Goldman, LE, Simel, DL, and Shojania, KG. "In reply [7]." Journal of the American Medical Association 297, no. 5 (2007): 468--.

Scholars@Duke

Ranji, SR, Goldman, LE, Simel, DL, and Shojania, KG. "Do opiates affect the clinical evaluation of patients with acute abdominal pain?." JAMA 296, no. 14 (October 11, 2006): 1764-1774. (Review)

PMID
17032990
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Detsky, ME, McDonald, R, Baerlocher, O, Tomlinson, GA, McCrory, DC, Simel, DL, and Booth, CM. "Rational clinical exam: Does this patient with headache have a migraine or need neuroimaging?." JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE 21 (April 2006): 121-121.

Scholars@Duke

Goldberg, KC, Melnyk, SD, and Simel, DL. "Overcoming provider inertia: Improvement in LDL-cholesterol management." JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE 21 (April 2006): 200-200.

Scholars@Duke

Simel, DL. "Time, now, to recover the fun in the physical examination rather than abandon it." Arch Intern Med 166, no. 6 (March 27, 2006): 603-604.

PMID
16567596
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Khan, NA, Rahim, SA, Anand, SS, Simel, DL, and Panju, A. "Does the clinical examination predict lower extremity peripheral arterial disease?." JAMA 295, no. 5 (February 1, 2006): 536-546. (Review)

PMID
16449619
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Kush, ML, Piscitelli, JT, and Simel, DL. "Intravenous Pyelography." When to Screen in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2006): 666-672.

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Bedlack, RS, Simel, DL, Bosworth, H, Samsa, G, Tucker-Lipscomb, B, and Sanders, DB. "Quantitative myasthenia gravis score: assessment of responsiveness and longitudinal validity." Neurology 64, no. 11 (June 14, 2005): 1968-1970.

PMID
15955957
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Goldstein, LB, and Simel, DL. "Is this patient having a stroke?." JAMA 293, no. 19 (May 18, 2005): 2391-2402. (Review)

PMID
15900010
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