Deborah Anne Fisher, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail Duke 3913, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-3063

1) Clinical interests and focus: I am a general gastroenterologist with a particular interest in colorectal cancer screening/surveillance and quality improvement.  I recently served on the ASGE Assessment of Quality in Endoscopy committee and currently serve on the AGA Clinical Practice Updates committee.

2) Research focus: Outcomes, big data, and health services research as applied to a variety of GI areas including weight-loss devices, NAFLD, colorectal cancer screening, choledocholithiasis.  I conduct clinical research (outcomes, clinical trials, diagnostic studies) in colorectal cancer screening and have collaborated with the School of Engineering on GI clinical applications of new technology.

3) Educational activities:  Clinical teaching in gastroenterology and endoscopy, directing the Department of Medicine MENTORS program for research fellows, mentoring trainees and junior faculty in research.  I am faculty of the GI T32 training grant and of the Duke Clinical Research Training Program. In my role as the GI Director of Social and Digital Media, I train and advise in using social media for medical education and professional development.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Gastroenterology, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2002
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Virginia, 1996 - 1999
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1996

Publications

Turner, M. C., O. Jawitz, M. A. Adam, E. Srinivasan, D. Niedzwiecki, J. Migaly, D. A. Fisher, and C. R. Mantyh. “Comparison of survival of stage I-III colon cancer by travel distance and hospital volume.” Tech Coloproctol 24, no. 7 (July 2020): 703–10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10151-020-02207-8.

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32281019
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Posner, Shai, Kurren Mehta, Alice Parish, Donna Niedzwiecki, Rajan T. Gupta, Deborah A. Fisher, and David A. Leiman. “Correction to: Esophageal Function Tests are Not Associated with Barium Swallow Findings in Advanced Lung Disease.” Dysphagia, May 9, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00455-020-10122-1.

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32388772
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Johnson, Alyson M., Alice Parish, Donna Niedzwiecki, John Yerxa, Dan G. Blazer, Joshua P. Spaete, and Deborah A. Fisher. “CHOLECYSTECTOMY FOLLOWING CHOLEDOCHOLITHIASIS: THE EFFECT OF RACE AND ETHNICITY ON THE TIMELINESS OF SURGERY.” In Gastroenterology, 158:S493–94, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Posner, Shai, Kurren Mehta, Alice Parish, Donna Niedzwiecki, Rajan T. Gupta, Deborah A. Fisher, and David A. Leiman. “Esophageal Function Tests are Not Associated with Barium Swallow Findings in Advanced Lung Disease.” Dysphagia, April 10, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00455-020-10113-2.

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32277290
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Garcia, David A., Deborah A. Fisher, Hillary Mulder, Lisa Wruck, Raffele De Caterina, Sigrun Halvorsen, Christopher B. Granger, et al. “Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with Apixaban or warfarin: Insights from the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) trial.” Am Heart J 221 (March 2020): 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.10.013.

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31896036
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Garbarino, Stephanie, Megan von Isenburg, Deborah A. Fisher, and David A. Leiman. “Management of Functional Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction: A Systematic Review.” In J Clin Gastroenterol, 54:35–42, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1097/MCG.0000000000001156.

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30575636
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Posner, Shai, Raymond T. Finn, Rahul A. Shimpi, Richard K. Wood, Deborah Fisher, Matthew G. Hartwig, Jacob Klapper, et al. “Esophageal contractility increases and gastroesophageal reflux does not worsen after lung transplantation.” In Dis Esophagus, 32:1–8, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/dote/doz039.

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Elizabeth McCracken, Emily K., Gregory P. Samsa, Deborah A. Fisher, Norma E. Farrow, Karenia Landa, Kevin N. Shah, Dan G. Blazer, and Sabino Zani. “Prognostic significance of primary tumor sidedness in patients undergoing liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer.” Hpb (Oxford) 21, no. 12 (December 2019): 1667–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2019.03.365.

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31155452
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LaRiviere, Ben, N Lynn Ferguson, Katherine S. Garman, Deborah A. Fisher, and Nan M. Jokerst. “Methods of extraction of optical properties from diffuse reflectance measurements of ex-vivo human colon tissue using thin film silicon photodetector arrays.” Biomed Opt Express 10, no. 11 (November 1, 2019): 5703–15. https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.10.005703.

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31799041
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Goldstein, Karen M., Deborah A. Fisher, R Ryanne Wu, Lori A. Orlando, Cynthia J. Coffman, Janet M. Grubber, Tejinder Rakhra-Burris, et al. “An electronic family health history tool to identify and manage patients at increased risk for colorectal cancer: protocol for a randomized controlled trial.” Trials 20, no. 1 (October 7, 2019): 576. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3659-y.

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31590688
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