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

Conio, M, Fisher, DA, Blanchi, S, Ruggeri, C, Filiberti, R, and Siersema, PD. "One-step circumferential endoscopic mucosal cap resection of Barrett's esophagus with early neoplasia." Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology (2013).

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23856637
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Picasso, M, Parodi, A, Fisher, DA, Blanchi, S, and Conio, M. "Full thickness endoscopic resection of a colonic cancer: A case report." Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology (2013).

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23916955
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Fisher, DA, Shergill, AK, Early, DS, Acosta, RD, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, KV, Decker, GA, Evans, JA, Fanelli, RD, Foley, KQ, Fonkalsrud, L, Hwang, JH, Jue, T, Khashab, MA, Lightdale, JR, Muthusamy, VR, Pasha, SF, Saltzman, JR, Sharaf, R, and Cash, BD. "Role of endoscopy in the staging and management of colorectal cancer." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 78, no. 1 (2013): 8-12.

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23664162
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Conio, M, Fisher, DA, and Palazzo, L. "Radiofrequency ablation and endoscopic mucosal resection in Barrett's esophagus with early neoplasiaCan we avoid complications?." Endoscopy 45, no. 6 (2013): 506--.

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23733732
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Picasso, M, Parodi, A, Fisher, DA, Blanchi, S, and Conio, M. "Full thickness endoscopic resection of a colonic cancer: A case report." Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology 37, no. 4 (2013): e99-e101.

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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Evans, JA, Early, DS, Fukami, N, Ben-Menachem, T, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, KV, Decker, GA, Fanelli, RD, Fisher, DA, Foley, KQ, Hwang, JH, Jain, R, Jue, TL, Khan, KM, Lightdale, J, Malpas, PM, Maple, JT, Pasha, SF, Saltzman, JR, Sharaf, RN, Shergill, A, Dominitz, JA, Cash, BD, and Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, . "The role of endoscopy in Barrett's esophagus and other premalignant conditions of the esophagus." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 76, no. 6 (December 2012): 1087-1094.

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23164510
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Shah, T, Desai, S, Haque, M, Dakik, H, and Fisher, D. "Management of occluded metal stents in malignant biliary obstruction: similar outcomes with second metal stents compared to plastic stents." Dig Dis Sci 57, no. 11 (November 2012): 2765-2773. (Review)

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22732833
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Ben-Menachem, T, Decker, GA, Early, DS, Evans, J, Fanelli, RD, Fisher, DA, Fisher, L, Fukami, N, Hwang, JH, Ikenberry, SO, Jain, R, Jue, TL, Khan, KM, Krinsky, ML, Malpas, PM, Maple, JT, Sharaf, RN, Dominitz, JA, and Cash, BD. "Adverse events of upper GI endoscopy." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 76, no. 4 (October 2012): 707-718.

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22985638
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Shah, TU, Voils, CI, McNeil, R, Wu, R, and Fisher, DA. "Understanding gastroenterologist adherence to polyp surveillance guidelines." Am J Gastroenterol 107, no. 9 (September 2012): 1283-1287.

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22951869
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ASGE Standard of Practice Committee, , Shergill, AK, Ben-Menachem, T, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, K, Decker, GA, Evans, JA, Early, DS, Fanelli, RD, Fisher, DA, Foley, KQ, Fukami, N, Hwang, JH, Jain, R, Jue, TL, Khan, KM, Lightdale, J, Pasha, SF, Sharaf, RN, Dominitz, JA, and Cash, BD. "Guidelines for endoscopy in pregnant and lactating women." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 76, no. 1 (July 2012): 18-24.

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22579258
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