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.S., Duke University, 1990
  • M.D., Duke University, 1980

Publications

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.

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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.

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11585485
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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): 1566.

Scholars@Duke

Dolor, R. J., D. L. Witsell, and D. L. Simel. “Quality of life and treatment differences between primary care and otolaryngology in rhinosinusitis.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 15:111–111. BLACKWELL SCIENCE INC, 2000.

Scholars@Duke

Goldberg, K. C., E. Z. Oddone, and D. L. Simel. “The effect of a narcotics management system on narcotics prescribing and unscheduled visits in a large veterans primary care clinic.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 15 (April 1, 2000): 117–117.

Scholars@Duke

Jr, J. W. W., C. Aguilar, M. Makela, J. Cornell, D. R. Holleman, E. Chiquette, and D. L. Simel. “Antibiotics for acute maxillary sinusitis.” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), no. 2 (2000): CD000243.

Scholars@Duke

Gopal, A. K., J. D. Whitehouse, D. L. Simel, and G. R. Corey. “Cranial computed tomography before lumbar puncture: a prospective clinical evaluation.” Arch Intern Med 159, no. 22 (December 13, 1999): 2681–85. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.159.22.2681.

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10597758
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Whited, J. D., R. P. Hall, D. L. Simel, M. E. Foy, K. M. Stechuchak, R. J. Drugge, J. M. Grichnik, S. A. Myers, and R. D. Horner. “Reliability and accuracy of dermatologists' clinic-based and digital image consultations.” J Am Acad Dermatol 41, no. 5 Pt 1 (November 1999): 693–702. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0190-9622(99)70003-4.

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10534630
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McGee, S., W. B. Abernethy, and D. L. Simel. “Review: Physical signs are not useful for detecting non-blood-loss hypovolemia.” Evidence Based Medicine 4, no. 5 (September 1, 1999): 155.

Scholars@Duke

Smieja, M., D. L. Hunt, D. Edelman, E. Etchells, J. Cornuz, and D. L. Simel. “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): 418–24. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1525-1497.1999.05208.x.

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10417599
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