Deborah Anne Fisher, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC 27705
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

Lariviere, B, Garman, KS, Ferguson, NL, Fisher, DA, and Jokerst, NM. "Spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy endoscopic sensing with custom Si photodetectors." Biomedical optics express 9, no. 3 (March 2018): 1164-1176.

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29541510
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Early, DS, Lightdale, JR, Vargo, JJ, Acosta, RD, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, KV, Evans, JA, Fisher, DA, Fonkalsrud, L, Hwang, JH, Khashab, MA, Muthusamy, VR, Pasha, SF, Saltzman, JR, Shergill, AK, Cash, BD, and DeWitt, JM. "Guidelines for sedation and anesthesia in GI endoscopy (Accepted)." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (January 1, 2018).

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Abbott, DE, Macke, RA, Kurtz, J, Safdar, N, Greenberg, CC, Weber, SM, Voils, CI, Fisher, DA, and Maloney, JD. "Financial and Temporal Advantages of Virtual Consultation in Veterans Requiring Specialty Care." Military medicine 183, no. 1-2 (January 2018): e71-e76.

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29401334
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Sun, Z, Adam, MA, Kim, J, Turner, MC, Fisher, DA, Choudhury, KR, Czito, BG, Migaly, J, and Mantyh, CR. "Association between neoadjuvant chemoradiation and survival for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer." Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland 19, no. 12 (December 2017): 1058-1066.

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28586509
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Gray, DM, and Fisher, DA. "Making Social Media Work for Your Practice." Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 15, no. 11 (November 2017): 1651-1654.

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29037306
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Patel, VA, Romain, PS, Sanchez, J, Fisher, DA, and Schulteis, RD. "Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases the Risk of Cardiopulmonary Adverse Events Associated with Ambulatory Colonoscopy Independent of Body Mass Index." Digestive diseases and sciences 62, no. 10 (October 2017): 2834-2839.

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28884402
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Mansouraty, G, Edelman, KM, Fisher, DA, and Gellad, ZF. "Voice-of-the-Veteran Analysis: Implementation of a Revised Pathology Letter after Colonoscopy." April 2017.

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Abbott, DE, Voils, CL, Fisher, DA, Greenberg, CC, and Safdar, N. "Socioeconomic disparities, financial toxicity, and opportunities for enhanced system efficiencies for patients with cancer." Journal of surgical oncology 115, no. 3 (March 2017): 250-256. (Review)

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28105638
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Dakik, HK, Srygley, FD, Chiu, S-T, Chow, S-C, and Fisher, DA. "Clinical Performance of Prediction Rules and Nasogastric Lavage for the Evaluation of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Retrospective Observational Study." Gastroenterology research and practice 2017 (January 26, 2017): 3171697-.

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28246528
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Bian, J, Bennett, C, Cooper, G, D'Alfonso, A, Fisher, D, Lipscomb, J, and Qian, C-N. "Assessing Colorectal Cancer Screening Adherence of Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Age 76 to 95 Years." Journal of oncology practice 12, no. 6 (June 2016): e670-e680.

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27189357
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