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

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). 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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Johnson, Marcus R., Janet Grubber, Steven C. Grambow, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Tyra Dunn-Thomas, Dawn Provenzale, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Physician Non-adherence to Colonoscopy Interval Guidelines in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System..” Gastroenterology 149, no. 4 (October 2015): 938–51. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2015.06.026.

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26122143
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, John M., Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, Ruben D. Acosta, G Anton Decker, Dayna S. Early, Mohamad A. Eloubeidi, et al. “The role of endoscopy in benign pancreatic disease..” Gastrointest Endosc 82, no. 2 (August 2015): 203–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2015.04.022.

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26077456
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, John M., John A. Evans, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, G Anton Decker, Dayna S. Early, Deborah A. Fisher, et al. “The role of endoscopy in the management of premalignant and malignant conditions of the stomach..” Gastrointest Endosc 82, no. 1 (July 2015): 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2015.03.1967.

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25935705
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Powell, Adam A., Sameer D. Saini, Matthew K. Breitenstein, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Andrea Cutting, Deborah A. Fisher, Hanna E. Bloomfield, Krysten Halek, and Melissa R. Partin. “Rates and correlates of potentially inappropriate colorectal cancer screening in the Veterans Health Administration..” J Gen Intern Med 30, no. 6 (June 2015): 732–41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-014-3163-8.

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25605531
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American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Standards of Practice Committee, John M., Amandeep K. Shergill, Jenifer R. Lightdale, David H. Bruining, Ruben D. Acosta, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, et al. “The role of endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease..” Gastrointest Endosc 81, no. 5 (May 2015). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.10.030.

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25800660
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