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

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." Telemed J E Health 9, no. 4 (2003): 351-360.

PMID
14980092
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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 22, 2002): 2701-2710. (Review)

PMID
12020306
Scholars@Duke

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

Whited, JD, Hall, RP, Foy, ME, Marbrey, LE, Grambow, SC, Dudley, TK, Datta, S, Simel, DL, and Oddone, EZ. "Teledermatology's impact on time to intervention among referrals to a dermatology consult service." Telemed J E Health 8, no. 3 (2002): 313-321.

PMID
12419025
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Starke, PR, Chowdhury, BA, Dolor, RJ, Jr, JWW, Simel, DL, and Califf, RM. "Efficacy of intranasal corticosteroids for acute sinusitis [1] (multiple letters)." Journal of the American Medical Association 287, no. 10 (2002): 1261-1262.

PMID
11886305
Scholars@Duke

Farkouh, ME, Oddone, EZ, and Simel, DL. "Improving the clinical examination for a low ankle-brachial index." International Journal of Angiology 11, no. 1 (2002): 41-45.

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Dolor, RJ, Witsell, DL, Hellkamp, AS, Williams, JW, Califf, RM, Simel, DL, and Ceftin and Flonase for Sinusitis (CAFFS) Investigators, . "Comparison of cefuroxime with or without intranasal fluticasone for the treatment of rhinosinusitis. The CAFFS Trial: a randomized controlled trial." JAMA 286, no. 24 (December 26, 2001): 3097-3105.

PMID
11754675
Scholars@Duke

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