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

Williams, JW, Aguilar, C, Makela, M, Cornell, J, Holleman, DR, Chiquette, E, and Simel, DL. "Antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis." Cochrane Database Syst Rev, no. 2 (2000): CD000243-. (Review)

PMID
10796515
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Gopal, AK, Whitehouse, JD, Simel, DL, and Corey, GR. "Cranial computed tomography before lumbar puncture: a prospective clinical evaluation." Arch Intern Med 159, no. 22 (December 13, 1999): 2681-2685.

PMID
10597758
Scholars@Duke

Whited, JD, Hall, RP, Simel, DL, Foy, ME, Stechuchak, KM, Drugge, RJ, Grichnik, JM, Myers, SA, and Horner, RD. "Reliability and accuracy of dermatologists' clinic-based and digital image consultations." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 41, no. 5 Pt 1 (November 1999): 693-702.

PMID
10534630
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Smieja, M, Hunt, DL, Edelman, D, Etchells, E, Cornuz, J, and Simel, DL. "Clinical examination for the detection of protective sensation in the feet of diabetic patients. International Cooperative Group for Clinical Examination Research." J Gen Intern Med 14, no. 7 (July 1999): 418-424.

PMID
10417599
Scholars@Duke

Nanda, K, Bastian, LA, Hasselblad, V, and Simel, DL. "Hormone replacement therapy and the risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis." Obstet Gynecol 93, no. 5 Pt 2 (May 1999): 880-888.

PMID
10912438
Scholars@Duke

McGee, S. "Is This Patient Hypovolemic?." Jama 281, no. 11 (March 17, 1999): 1022-1022.

Full Text

McGee, S, Abernethy, WB, and Simel, DL. "The rational clinical examination. Is this patient hypovolemic?." Jama 281, no. 11 (March 1999): 1022-1029.

PMID
10086438
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Lederle, FA, and Simel, DL. "The rational clinical examination. Does this patient have abdominal aortic aneurysm? ." JAMA 281, no. 1 (January 6, 1999): 77-82.

PMID
9892455
Scholars@Duke

Smieja, M, Hunt, DL, Edelman, D, Etchells, E, Cornuz, J, and Simel, DL. "Clinical examination for the detection of protective sensation in the feet of diabetic patients." Journal of General Internal Medicine 14, no. 7 (1999): 418-424.

Full Text

Whited, JD, Hall, RP, Simel, DL, Foy, ME, Stechuchak, KM, Drugge, RJ, Grichnik, JM, Myers, SA, and Horner, RD. "Reliability and accuracy of dermatologists' digital image consultations." Journal of Investigative Medicine 47, no. 2 (1999): 131A-.

Scholars@Duke

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