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

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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Saini, SD, Powell, AA, Dominitz, JA, Fisher, DA, Francis, J, Kinsinger, L, Pittman, KS, Schoenfeld, P, Moser, SE, Vijan, S, and Kerr, EA. "Developing and Testing an Electronic Measure of Screening Colonoscopy Overuse in a Large Integrated Healthcare System." Journal of general internal medicine 31 Suppl 1 (April 2016): 53-60.

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26951277
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Murphy, CC, Sandler, RS, Grubber, JM, Johnson, MR, and Fisher, DA. "Underuse and Overuse of Colonoscopy for Repeat Screening and Surveillance in the Veterans Health Administration." Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 14, no. 3 (March 2016): 436-444.e1.

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26492843
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Sherer, EA, Fisher, DA, Barnd, J, Jackson, GL, Provenzale, D, and Haggstrom, DA. "The accuracy and completeness for receipt of colorectal cancer care using Veterans Health Administration administrative data." BMC health services research 16 (February 11, 2016): 50-.

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26869265
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Johnson, MR, Grubber, J, Grambow, SC, Maciejewski, ML, Dunn-Thomas, T, Provenzale, D, and Fisher, DA. "Physician Non-adherence to Colonoscopy Interval Guidelines in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System." Gastroenterology 149, no. 4 (October 2015): 938-951.

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26122143
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, KV, Acosta, RD, Decker, GA, Early, DS, Eloubeidi, MA, Evans, JA, Faulx, AL, Fanelli, RD, Fisher, DA, Foley, K, Fonkalsrud, L, Hwang, JH, Jue, TL, Khashab, MA, Lightdale, JR, Muthusamy, VR, Pasha, SF, Saltzman, JR, Sharaf, R, Shaukat, A, Shergill, AK, Wang, A, Cash, BD, and DeWitt, JM. "The role of endoscopy in benign pancreatic disease." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 82, no. 2 (August 2015): 203-214.

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26077456
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Evans, JA, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, KV, Decker, GA, Early, DS, Fisher, DA, Foley, K, Hwang, JH, Jue, TL, Lightdale, JR, Pasha, SF, Sharaf, R, Shergill, AK, Cash, BD, and DeWitt, JM. "The role of endoscopy in the management of premalignant and malignant conditions of the stomach." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 82, no. 1 (July 2015): 1-8.

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25935705
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