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

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

Patel, Vaishali A., Paul St Romain, Juan Sanchez, Deborah A. Fisher, and Ryan D. Schulteis. “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases the Risk of Cardiopulmonary Adverse Events Associated with Ambulatory Colonoscopy Independent of Body Mass Index.” Dig Dis Sci 62, no. 10 (October 2017): 2834–39. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-017-4731-7.

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28884402
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Mansouraty, Gabriel, Krista M. Edelman, Deborah A. Fisher, and Ziad F. Gellad. “Voice-of-the-Veteran Analysis: Implementation of a Revised Pathology Letter after Colonoscopy.” In Gastroenterology, 152:S98–99. Elsevier BV, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0016-5085(17)30672-8.

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Abbott, Daniel E., Corrine L. Voils, Deborah A. Fisher, Caprice C. Greenberg, and Nasia Safdar. “Socioeconomic disparities, financial toxicity, and opportunities for enhanced system efficiencies for patients with cancer.” J Surg Oncol 115, no. 3 (March 2017): 250–56. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.24528.

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28105638
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Dakik, Hassan K., F Douglas Srygley, Shih-Ting Chiu, Shein-Chung Chow, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Clinical Performance of Prediction Rules and Nasogastric Lavage for the Evaluation of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Retrospective Observational Study.” Gastroenterol Res Pract 2017 (2017): 3171697. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3171697.

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28246528
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Bian, John, Charles Bennett, Gregory Cooper, Alessandra D’Alfonso, Deborah Fisher, Joseph Lipscomb, and Chao-Nan Qian. “Assessing Colorectal Cancer Screening Adherence of Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Age 76 to 95 Years.” J Oncol Pract 12, no. 6 (June 2016): e670–80. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.2015.009118.

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27189357
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Saini, Sameer D., Adam A. Powell, Jason A. Dominitz, Deborah A. Fisher, Joseph Francis, Linda Kinsinger, Kathleen S. Pittman, et al. “Developing and Testing an Electronic Measure of Screening Colonoscopy Overuse in a Large Integrated Healthcare System.” J Gen Intern Med 31 Suppl 1 (April 2016): 53–60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-015-3569-y.

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26951277
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Murphy, Caitlin C., Robert S. Sandler, Janet M. Grubber, Marcus R. Johnson, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Underuse and Overuse of Colonoscopy for Repeat Screening and Surveillance in the Veterans Health Administration.” Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 14, no. 3 (March 2016): 436-444.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2015.10.008.

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26492843
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Sherer, Eric A., Deborah A. Fisher, Jeffrey Barnd, George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, and David A. Haggstrom. “The accuracy and completeness for receipt of colorectal cancer care using Veterans Health Administration administrative data.” Bmc Health Serv Res 16 (February 11, 2016): 50. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1294-9.

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26869265
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, John M., Ruben D. Acosta, Neena S. Abraham, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, Dayna S. Early, Mohamad A. Eloubeidi, et al. “The management of antithrombotic agents for patients undergoing GI endoscopy.” Gastrointest Endosc 83, no. 1 (January 2016): 3–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2015.09.035.

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26621548
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, John M., Mohamad A. Eloubeidi, G Anton Decker, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, Dayna S. Early, John A. Evans, et al. “The role of endoscopy in the evaluation and management of patients with solid pancreatic neoplasia.” Gastrointest Endosc 83, no. 1 (January 2016): 17–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2015.09.009.

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26706297
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