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

As Associate Director for Gastroenterology Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute I am building on the success of the Hepatology research program at DCRI GI and expanding the research portfolio to GI medical devices and GI luminal (e.g., upper GI, colorectal) research. My own research focus is colorectal cancer prevention, detection, and surveillance.  My research, advocacy, and clinical work are connected by the goal to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of medical care and in particular colorectal cancer screening and surveillance programs.  My work has been recognized by several awards and I am funded by NIH and VA.  I have served on national committees including chairing the National VA GI Field Advisory Committee and am currently a member of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Publications Committee and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Quality in Endoscopy committee. My current educational work includes clinical teaching in medicine, clinical gastroenterology and endoscopy, directing the Department of Medicine MENTORS program for clinical research fellows and research mentoring individual fellows and residents.  I am faculty of the GI Division T32 training grant and of the Duke Clinical Research Training Program. Finally, I am the Director of Social and Digital Media for the GI Division.

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

Bustamante, Ranier, Ashley Earles, James D. Murphy, Alex K. Bryant, Olga V. Patterson, Andrew J. Gawron, Tonya Kaltenbach, et al. “Ascertainment of Aspirin Exposure Using Structured and Unstructured Large-scale Electronic Health Record Data..” Med Care 57, no. 10 (October 2019): e60–64. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001065.

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30807451
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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), May 30, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2019.03.365.

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31155452
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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, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/dote/doz039.

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31076744
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Yang, Nancy, Shai Posner, Raymond T. Finn, Alice Parish, Rahul A. Shimpi, Richard K. Wood, Deborah A. Fisher, et al. “IDENTIFYING GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE POST-LUNG TRANSPLANT IS NOT IMPROVED WITH INTRALUMINAL IMPEDANCE VERSUS PH-METRY.” In Gastroenterology, 156:S297–98. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Campbell, Kevin R., Deborah A. Fisher, Jason Hale, Noemi Ray, and Ciprian Bordea. “DIFFERENCES IN REMOTE TRANSMISSION RATES FOR IMPLANTABLE LOOP RECORDERS VERSUS ALL CARDIOVASCULAR IMPLANTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 73:394–394. Elsevier BV, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(19)31002-2.

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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, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1097/MCG.0000000000001156.

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30575636
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Earles, Ashley, Lin Liu, Ranier Bustamante, Pat Coke, Julie Lynch, Karen Messer, María Elena Martínez, et al. “Structured Approach for Evaluating Strategies for Cancer Ascertainment Using Large-Scale Electronic Health Record Data..” Jco Clin Cancer Inform 2 (December 2018): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1200/CCI.17.00072.

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30652546
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Johnson, Alyson M., Joshua P. Spaete, Paul S. Jowell, Arif H. Kamal, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Interventional Symptom Management Options When Caring for Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies..” J Palliat Med 21, no. 9 (September 2018): 1339–43. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2018.0251.

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29905501
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Gupta, Samir, Lin Liu, Olga V. Patterson, Ashley Earles, Ranier Bustamante, Andrew J. Gawron, William K. Thompson, et al. “A Framework for Leveraging "Big Data" to Advance Epidemiology and Improve Quality: Design of the VA Colonoscopy Collaborative..” Egems (Wash Dc) 6, no. 1 (April 13, 2018). https://doi.org/10.5334/egems.198.

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29881762
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Lariviere, Ben, Katherine S. Garman, N Lynn Ferguson, Deborah A. Fisher, and Nan M. Jokerst. “Spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy endoscopic sensing with custom Si photodetectors..” Biomed Opt Express 9, no. 3 (March 1, 2018): 1164–76. https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.9.001164.

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29541510
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