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

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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Nanda, K., L. A. Bastian, V. Hasselblad, and D. L. Simel. “Hormone replacement therapy and the risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis.” Obstet Gynecol 93, no. 5 Pt 2 (May 1999): 880–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0029-7844(98)00424-4.

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10912438
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Simel, D. “A report on my headaches.” N C Med J 60, no. 2 (March 1999): 104–7.

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10344136
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Lederle, F. A., and D. L. Simel. “The rational clinical examination. Does this patient have abdominal aortic aneurysm? .” Jama 281, no. 1 (January 6, 1999): 77–82. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.281.1.77.

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9892455
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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' digital image consultations.” Journal of Investigative Medicine 47, no. 2 (January 1, 1999).

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Panju, A. A., B. R. Hemmelgarn, G. H. Guyatt, and D. L. Simel. “The rational clinical examination. Is this patient having a myocardial infarction?” Jama 280, no. 14 (October 14, 1998): 1256–63. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.280.14.1256.

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9786377
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Bastian, L. A., K. Nanda, V. Hasselblad, and D. L. Simel. “Diagnostic efficiency of home pregnancy test kits. A meta-analysis.” Arch Fam Med 7, no. 5 (September 1998): 465–69. https://doi.org/10.1001/archfami.7.5.465.

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9755740
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Nanda, K., L. A. Bastian, V. Hasselblad, and D. L. Simel. “Hormone replacement therapy and the risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis.” Prim Care Update Ob Gyns 5, no. 4 (July 1, 1998): 165. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1068-607x(98)00064-x.

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10838309
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Begg, C., M. Cho, S. Eastwood, R. Horton, D. Moher, I. Olkin, R. Pitkin, et al. “[Improving the quality of reports on randomized controlled trials. Recommendations of the CONSORT Study Group].” Rev Esp Salud Publica 72, no. 1 (January 1998): 5–11.

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9477711
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