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

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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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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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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LaRiviere, B., K. S. Garman, N. L. Ferguson, D. A. Fisher, and N. M. Jokerst. “Spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of tumor and normal excised human colon with thin film Si sensors.” In Optics Infobase Conference Papers, Vol. Part F166-Sensors 2019, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1364/SENSORS.2019.STu2D.5.

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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): 4. 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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