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

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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Bian, John, Charles Bennett, Deborah Fisher, Maria Riberio, and Joseph Lipscomb. “Reply to S.P.Sura et al.” Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 31, no. 19 (July 2013): 2512. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2013.48.6613.

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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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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, W. C., 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.” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 78, no. 1 (July 2013): 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2013.04.161.

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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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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): 506. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1326486.

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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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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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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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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

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