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

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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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Ravi N. Sharaf, Amandeep K. Shergill, Robert D. Odze, Mary L. Krinsky, Norio Fukami, Rajeev Jain, et al. “Endoscopic mucosal tissue sampling..” Gastrointest Endosc 78, no. 2 (August 2013): 216–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2013.04.167.

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23867371
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Deborah A. Fisher, Amandeep K. Shergill, Dayna S. Early, Ruben D. Acosta, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, et al. “Role of endoscopy in the staging and management of colorectal cancer..” Gastrointest Endosc 78, no. 1 (July 2013): 8–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2013.04.163.

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23664162
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Vinay Chandrasekhara, Dayna S. Early, Ruben D. Acosta, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, G Anton Decker, John A. Evans, et al. “Modifications in endoscopic practice for the elderly..” Gastrointest Endosc 78, no. 1 (July 2013): 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2013.04.161.

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23664042
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Dayna S. Early, Ruben D. Acosta, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, G Anton Decker, John A. Evans, et al. “Adverse events associated with EUS and EUS with FNA..” Gastrointest Endosc 77, no. 6 (June 2013): 839–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2013.02.018.

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23684089
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Conio, M., D. A. Fisher, and L. Palazzo. “Radiofrequency ablation and endoscopic mucosal resection in Barrett's esophagus with early neoplasia. Can we avoid complications?.” Endoscopy 45, no. 6 (June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1326486.

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23733732
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Srygley, F Douglas, David H. Abbott, Steven C. Grambow, Dawn Provenzale, Robert S. Sandler, and Deborah A. Fischer. “Variability in resource use: diagnosing colorectal cancer..” Am J Manag Care 19, no. 5 (May 2013): 370–76.

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23781891
Scholars@Duke

ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., John A. Evans, Dayna S. Early, Vinay Chandraskhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, Robert D. Fanelli, Deborah A. Fisher, et al. “The role of endoscopy in the assessment and treatment of esophageal cancer..” Gastrointest Endosc 77, no. 3 (March 2013): 328–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2012.10.001.

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23410694
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American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Michelle A. Anderson, Vasu Appalaneni, Tamir Ben-Menachem, G Anton Decker, Dayna S. Early, John A. Evans, et al. “The role of endoscopy in the evaluation and treatment of patients with biliary neoplasia..” Gastrointest Endosc 77, no. 2 (February 2013): 167–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2012.09.029.

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23219047
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