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

ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Early, DS, Ben-Menachem, T, Decker, GA, Evans, JA, Fanelli, RD, Fisher, DA, Fukami, N, Hwang, JH, Jain, R, Jue, TL, Khan, KM, Malpas, PM, Maple, JT, Sharaf, RS, Dominitz, JA, and Cash, BD. "Appropriate use of GI endoscopy." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 75, no. 6 (June 2012): 1127-1131.

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22624807
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Shah, T, Desai, SV, Haque, M, Dakik, HK, and Fisher, DA. "Management of Occluded Self-Expandable Metallic Stents in Patients With Malignant Biliary Obstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." April 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Srygley, FD, Gerardo, CJ, Tran, T, and Fisher, DA. "Does this patient have a severe upper gastrointestinal bleed?." Jama 307, no. 10 (March 14, 2012): 1072-1079. (Review)

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22416103
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Anderson, MA, Fisher, L, Jain, R, Evans, JA, Appalaneni, V, Ben-Menachem, T, Cash, BD, Decker, GA, Early, DS, Fanelli, RD, Fisher, DA, Fukami, N, Hwang, JH, Ikenberry, SO, Jue, TL, Khan, KM, Krinsky, ML, Malpas, PM, Maple, JT, Sharaf, RN, Shergill, AK, and Dominitz, JA. "Complications of ERCP." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 75, no. 3 (March 2012): 467-473.

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22341094
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Long, MD, Lance, T, Robertson, D, Kahwati, L, Kinsinger, L, and Fisher, DA. "Colorectal cancer testing in the national Veterans Health Administration." Dig Dis Sci 57, no. 2 (February 2012): 288-293.

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21922220
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Parodi, A, Fisher, D, Giovannini, M, Baron, T, and Conio, M. "Endoscopic management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma." Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology 9, no. 2 (February 2012): 105-112. (Review)

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22269953
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Bian, J, Bennett, CL, Fisher, DA, Ribeiro, M, and Lipscomb, J. "Unintended consequences of health information technology: Evidence from Veterans Affairs Colorectal Cancer Oncology Watch Intervention." Journal of Clinical Oncology 30, no. 32 (2012): 3947-3952.

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23045582
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Partin, MR, Powell, AA, Bangerter, A, Halek, K, Jr, JFB, Fisher, DA, and Nelson, DB. "Levels and Variation in Overuse of Fecal Occult Blood Testing in the Veterans Health Administration." Journal of General Internal Medicine (2012): 1-8.

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22810358
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Partin, MR, Powell, AA, Bangerter, A, Halek, K, Jr, JFB, Fisher, DA, and Nelson, DB. "Levels and variation in overuse of fecal occult blood testing in the Veterans Health Administration." Journal of general internal medicine 27, no. 12 (2012): 1618-1625.

Full Text

Partin, MR, Powell, AA, Bangerter, A, Halek, K, Burgess, JF, Fisher, DA, and Nelson, DB. "Levels and variation in overuse of fecal occult blood testing in the Veterans Health Administration." Journal of general internal medicine 27, no. 12 (January 1, 2012): 1618-1625.

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