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

Dakik, Hassan K., Douglas Srygley, Shih-Ting Chiu, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Comparative Clinical Performance of 4 Prediction Scores and Nasogastric Lavage for the Evaluation of Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.” In Gastroenterology, 148:S624–25, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Ruben D., John R. Saltzman, Brooks D. Cash, Shabana F. Pasha, Dayna S. Early, V Raman Muthusamy, Mouen A. Khashab, et al. “Bowel preparation before colonoscopy..” Gastrointest Endosc 81, no. 4 (April 2015): 781–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.09.048.

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25595062
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, John M., Krishnavel V. Chathadi, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Ruben D. Acosta, G Anton Decker, Dayna S. Early, Mohamad A. Eloubeidi, et al. “The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract..” Gastrointest Endosc 81, no. 4 (April 2015): 795–803. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019.

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25665931
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Hwang, Joo Ha, Amandeep K. Shergill, Ruben D. Acosta, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, G Anton Decker, Dayna S. Early, et al. “The role of endoscopy in the management of variceal hemorrhage..” Gastrointest Endosc 80, no. 2 (August 2014): 221–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2013.07.023.

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25034836
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Shabana F. Pasha, Amandeep Shergill, Ruben D. Acosta, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, Dayna Early, et al. “The role of endoscopy in the patient with lower GI bleeding..” Gastrointest Endosc 79, no. 6 (June 2014): 875–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2013.10.039.

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24703084
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Jenifer R. Lightdale, Ruben Acosta, Amandeep K. Shergill, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel Chathadi, Dayna Early, et al. “Modifications in endoscopic practice for pediatric patients..” Gastrointest Endosc 79, no. 5 (May 2014): 699–710. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2013.08.014.

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24593951
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks, Shabana F. Pasha, Ruben D. Acosta, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, G Anton Decker, Dayna S. Early, et al. “The role of endoscopy in the evaluation and management of dysphagia..” Gastrointest Endosc 79, no. 2 (February 2014): 191–201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2013.07.042.

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24332405
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Conio, Massimo, Deborah A. Fisher, Sabrina Blanchi, Corrado Ruggeri, Rosa Filiberti, and Peter D. Siersema. “One-step circumferential endoscopic mucosal cap resection of Barrett's esophagus with early neoplasia..” Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol 38, no. 1 (February 2014): 81–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinre.2013.05.015.

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23856637
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Mangiavillano, Benedetto, Deborah A. Fisher, and Massimo Conio. “Temporary placement of a fully covered self-expanding metal stent to allow therapeutic ERCP..” Endoscopy 46 Suppl 1 UCTN (2014). https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1377440.

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25314171
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Picasso, Massimo, Andrea Parodi, Deborah A. Fisher, Sabrina Blanchi, and Massimo Conio. “Full thickness endoscopic resection of a colonic cancer: a case report..” Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol 37, no. 4 (September 2013): e99-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinre.2012.10.005.

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23916955
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