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

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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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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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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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): E419. 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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