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


Fisher, Deborah, Amy Jeffreys, Hayden Bosworth, Jennifer Wang, Joseph Lipscomb, and Dawn Provenzale. “Quality of life in patients with Barrett's esophagus undergoing surveillance.” Am J Gastroenterol 97, no. 9 (September 2002): 2193–2200.

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FISHER, D. “Mortality and follow-up colonoscopy for colorectal cancer.” The American Journal of Gastroenterology 97, no. 9 (September 2002): S237–S237.

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Ceglie, A. D., R. Filiberti, S. Blanchi, V. Fontana, D. A. Fisher, E. Grossi, T. Lacchin, et al. “History of cancer in first degree relatives of Barrett's esophagus patients: A case-control study.” Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology, n.d.

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