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

Bent, Stephen, Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, David L. Simel, Stephan D. Fihn, and Sanjay Saint. “Does this woman have an acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection?.” Jama 287, no. 20 (May 22, 2002): 2701–10. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.287.20.2701.

PMID
12020306
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Solomon, D. H., D. L. Simel, D. W. Bates, J. N. Katz, and J. L. Schaffer. “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 1, 2002): 884–884.

Scholars@Duke

Dolor, R. J., J. W. Williams, D. L. Simel, and R. M. Califf. “Efficacy of intranasal corticosteroids for acute sinusitis - Reply.” Jama Journal of the American Medical Association 287, no. 10 (March 13, 2002): 1261–62.

Scholars@Duke

Whited, John D., Russell P. Hall, Marjorie E. Foy, Laurie E. Marbrey, Steven C. Grambow, Tara K. Dudley, Santanu Datta, David L. Simel, and Eugene Z. Oddone. “Teledermatology's impact on time to intervention among referrals to a dermatology consult service..” Telemed J E Health 8, no. 3 (2002): 313–21. https://doi.org/10.1089/15305620260353207.

PMID
12419025
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Dolor, R. J., D. L. Witsell, A. S. Hellkamp, J. W. Williams, R. M. Califf, D. L. Simel, and D. L. 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. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.286.24.3097.

PMID
11754675
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Solomon, D. H., D. L. Simel, D. W. Bates, J. N. Katz, and J. L. Schaffer. “The rational clinical examination. Does this patient have a torn meniscus or ligament of the knee? Value of the physical examination..” Jama 286, no. 13 (October 3, 2001): 1610–20. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.286.13.1610.

PMID
11585485
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Solomon, D. H., D. L. Simel, D. W. Bates, J. N. Katz, and J. L. Schaffer. “Does this patient have a torn meniscus or ligament of the knee? Value of the physical examination.” Journal of the American Medical Association 286, no. 13 (October 3, 2001): 1610–20. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.286.13.1610.

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Williams, J., C. Aguilar, M. Makela, J. Cornell, D. R. Holleman, E. Chiquette, and D. L. Simel. “Antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis.” Praxis 89, no. 39 (September 28, 2000).

Scholars@Duke

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