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

Powell, AA, Saini, SD, Breitenstein, MK, Noorbaloochi, S, Cutting, A, Fisher, DA, Bloomfield, HE, Halek, K, and Partin, MR. "Rates and Correlates of Potentially Inappropriate Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Veterans Health Administration." Journal of General Internal Medicine 30, no. 6 (June 26, 2015): 732-741.

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Powell, AA, Saini, SD, Breitenstein, MK, Noorbaloochi, S, Cutting, A, Fisher, DA, Bloomfield, HE, Halek, K, and Partin, MR. "Rates and correlates of potentially inappropriate colorectal cancer screening in the Veterans Health Administration." Journal of general internal medicine 30, no. 6 (June 2015): 732-741.

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25605531
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American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Standards of Practice Committee, , Shergill, AK, Lightdale, JR, Bruining, DH, Acosta, RD, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, KV, Decker, GA, Early, DS, Evans, JA, Fanelli, RD, Fisher, DA, Fonkalsrud, L, Foley, K, Hwang, JH, Jue, TL, Khashab, MA, Muthusamy, VR, Pasha, SF, Saltzman, JR, Sharaf, R, Cash, BD, and DeWitt, JM. "The role of endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 81, no. 5 (May 2015): 1101-21.e1-13-null.

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25800660
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Patel, V, Schulteis, RD, and Fisher, DA. "Sa1647 BMI and Colonoscopy Quality Metrics." May 2015.

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Dakik, HK, Srygley, D, Chiu, S-T, and Fisher, DA. "Comparative Clinical Performance of 4 Prediction Scores and Nasogastric Lavage for the Evaluation of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding." April 2015.

Scholars@Duke

ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Saltzman, JR, Cash, BD, Pasha, SF, Early, DS, Muthusamy, VR, Khashab, MA, Chathadi, KV, Fanelli, RD, Chandrasekhara, V, Lightdale, JR, Fonkalsrud, L, Shergill, AK, Hwang, JH, Decker, GA, Jue, TL, Sharaf, R, Fisher, DA, Evans, JA, Foley, K, Shaukat, A, Eloubeidi, MA, Faulx, AL, Wang, A, and Acosta, RD. "Bowel preparation before colonoscopy." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 81, no. 4 (April 2015): 781-794.

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25595062
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Chathadi, KV, Chandrasekhara, V, 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 ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 81, no. 4 (April 2015): 795-803.

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25665931
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Hwang, JH, Shergill, AK, Acosta, RD, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, KV, Decker, GA, Early, DS, Evans, JA, Fanelli, RD, Fisher, DA, Foley, KQ, Fonkalsrud, L, Jue, T, Khashab, MA, Lightdale, JR, Muthusamy, VR, Pasha, SF, Saltzman, JR, Sharaf, R, Cash, BD, and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, . "The role of endoscopy in the management of variceal hemorrhage." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 80, no. 2 (August 2014): 221-227. (Review)

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25034836
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Pasha, SF, Shergill, A, Acosta, RD, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, KV, Early, D, Evans, JA, Fisher, D, Fonkalsrud, L, Hwang, JH, Khashab, MA, Lightdale, JR, Muthusamy, VR, Saltzman, JR, and Cash, BD. "The role of endoscopy in the patient with lower GI bleeding." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 79, no. 6 (June 2014): 875-885.

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24703084
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Lightdale, JR, Acosta, R, Shergill, AK, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, K, Early, D, Evans, JA, Fanelli, RD, Fisher, DA, Fonkalsrud, L, Hwang, JH, Kashab, M, Muthusamy, VR, Pasha, S, Saltzman, JR, Cash, BD, and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, . "Modifications in endoscopic practice for pediatric patients." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 79, no. 5 (May 2014): 699-710.

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24593951
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