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

ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, John M., Dayna S. Early, Jenifer R. Lightdale, John J. Vargo, Ruben D. Acosta, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, et al. “Guidelines for sedation and anesthesia in GI endoscopy.” Gastrointest Endosc 87, no. 2 (February 2018): 327–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2017.07.018.

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29306520
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Abbott, Daniel E., Ryan A. Macke, Jodi Kurtz, Nasia Safdar, Caprice C. Greenberg, Sharon M. Weber, Corrine I. Voils, Deborah A. Fisher, and James D. Maloney. “Financial and Temporal Advantages of Virtual Consultation in Veterans Requiring Specialty Care.” Mil Med 183, no. 1–2 (January 1, 2018): e71–76. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usx006.

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29401334
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Sun, Z., M. A. Adam, J. Kim, M. C. Turner, D. A. Fisher, K. R. Choudhury, B. G. Czito, J. Migaly, and C. R. Mantyh. “Association between neoadjuvant chemoradiation and survival for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer.” Colorectal Dis 19, no. 12 (December 2017): 1058–66. https://doi.org/10.1111/codi.13754.

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28586509
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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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