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

Rothman, R, Owens, T, and Simel, DL. "Does this child have acute otitis media?." Jama 290, no. 12 (September 2003): 1633-1640. (Review)

PMID
14506123
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Fowler, VG, Kaye, KS, Simel, DL, Cabell, CH, McClachlan, D, Smith, PK, Levin, S, Sexton, DJ, Reller, LB, Corey, GR, and Oddone, EZ. "Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia after median sternotomy: clinical utility of blood culture results in the identification of postoperative mediastinitis." Circulation 108, no. 1 (July 2003): 73-78.

PMID
12821547
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Rothman, RL, Owens, TA, and Simel, DL. ""Does this child have Acute Otitis Media (AOM)?" - An evidence-based appraisal of clinical diagnosis." April 2003.

Scholars@Duke

Whited, JD, Datta, S, Hall, RP, Foy, ME, Marbrey, LE, Grambow, SC, Dudley, TK, Simel, DL, and Oddone, EZ. "An economic analysis of a store and forward teledermatology consult system." Telemedicine Journal and E Health : the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association 9, no. 4 (January 2003): 351-360.

PMID
14980092
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Jr, JWW, Aguilar, C, Cornell, J, Chiquette, ED, Makela, M, Holleman, DR, and Simel, DL. "Antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis." Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), no. 2 (2003): CD000243-.

Scholars@Duke

Williams, JW, Aguilar, C, Cornell, J, Chiquette, ED, Makela, M, Holleman, DR, and Simel, DL. "Antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis." Cochrane Database Syst Rev, no. 2 (2003): CD000243-. (Review)

PMID
12804392
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Bent, S, Nallamothu, BK, and Simel, DL. "Review: Specific combinations of symptoms effectively rule in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection based on history alone." Evidence-Based Medicine 8, no. 1 (2003): 27--.

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Bent, S, Nallamothu, BK, Simel, DL, Fihn, SD, and Saint, S. "Does this woman have an acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection?." Jama 287, no. 20 (May 2002): 2701-2710. (Review)

PMID
12020306
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Solomon, DH, Simel, DL, Bates, DW, Katz, JN, and Schaffer, JL. "General physical examination is accurate for identification of meniscal or ligamentous injuries of the knee - By Solomon DH, Simel DL, Bates DW, Katz JN, Schaffer JL. Does this patient have a torn meniscus or ligament of the knee? Value of the physical examination. JAMA. 2001 Oct 3;286 : 1610-20." JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME 84A, no. 5 (May 2002): 884-884.

Scholars@Duke

Dolor, RJ, Williams, JW, Simel, DL, and Califf, RM. "Efficacy of intranasal corticosteroids for acute sinusitis - Reply." JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 287, no. 10 (March 13, 2002): 1261-1262.

Scholars@Duke

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