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

Partin, M. R., A. A. Powell, A. Bangerter, K. Halek, J. F. Burgess, D. A. Fisher, and D. B. Nelson. “Levels and variation in overuse of fecal occult blood testing in the Veterans Health Administration..” Journal of General Internal Medicine 27, no. 12 (December 1, 2012): 1618–25.

Scholars@Duke

Conio, Massimo, Antonella De Ceglie, Rosa Filiberti, Deborah A. Fisher, and Peter D. Siersema. “Cap-assisted EMR of large, sporadic, nonampullary duodenal polyps..” Gastrointest Endosc 76, no. 6 (December 2012): 1160–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2012.08.009.

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23021169
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Partin, Melissa R., Adam A. Powell, Ann Bangerter, Krysten Halek, James F. Burgess, Deborah A. Fisher, and David B. Nelson. “Levels and variation in overuse of fecal occult blood testing in the Veterans Health Administration..” J Gen Intern Med 27, no. 12 (December 2012): 1618–25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-012-2163-9.

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Morgan, Perri A., David H. Abbott, Rebecca B. McNeil, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Characteristics of primary care office visits to nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians in United States Veterans Health Administration facilities, 2005 to 2010: a retrospective cross-sectional analysis..” Hum Resour Health 10 (November 13, 2012). https://doi.org/10.1186/1478-4491-10-42.

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Bian, John, Charles L. Bennett, Deborah A. Fisher, Maria Ribeiro, and Joseph Lipscomb. “Unintended consequences of health information technology: evidence from veterans affairs colorectal cancer oncology watch intervention..” J Clin Oncol 30, no. 32 (November 10, 2012): 3947–52. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2011.39.7448.

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Shah, Tilak, Svetang Desai, Mahfuzul Haque, Hassan Dakik, and Deborah Fisher. “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): 2765–73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-012-2272-7.

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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Tamir Ben-Menachem, G Anton Decker, Dayna S. Early, Jerry Evans, Robert D. Fanelli, Deborah A. Fisher, et al. “Adverse events of upper GI endoscopy..” Gastrointest Endosc 76, no. 4 (October 2012): 707–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2012.03.252.

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Shah, Tilak U., Corrine I. Voils, Rebecca McNeil, Richard Wu, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Understanding gastroenterologist adherence to polyp surveillance guidelines..” Am J Gastroenterol 107, no. 9 (September 2012): 1283–87. https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2012.59.

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ASGE Standard of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Amandeep K. Shergill, Tamir Ben-Menachem, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel Chathadi, G Anton Decker, John A. Evans, et al. “Guidelines for endoscopy in pregnant and lactating women..” Gastrointest Endosc 76, no. 1 (July 2012): 18–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2012.02.029.

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Hwang, Joo Ha, Deborah A. Fisher, Tamir Ben-Menachem, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel Chathadi, G Anton Decker, Dayna S. Early, et al. “The role of endoscopy in the management of acute non-variceal upper GI bleeding..” Gastrointest Endosc 75, no. 6 (June 2012): 1132–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2012.02.033.

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