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

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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22624808
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., Dayna S. Early, Tamir Ben-Menachem, G Anton Decker, John A. Evans, Robert D. Fanelli, Deborah A. Fisher, et al. “Appropriate use of GI endoscopy..” Gastrointest Endosc 75, no. 6 (June 2012): 1127–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2012.01.011.

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22624807
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Shah, Tilak, Svetang V. Desai, Mahfuzul Haque, Hassan K. Dakik, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Management of Occluded Self-Expandable Metallic Stents in Patients With Malignant Biliary Obstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” In Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 75:487–88. MOSBY-ELSEVIER, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Srygley, F Douglas, Charles J. Gerardo, Tony Tran, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Does this patient have a severe upper gastrointestinal bleed?.” Jama 307, no. 10 (March 14, 2012): 1072–79. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2012.253.

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22416103
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Jason A., Michelle A. Anderson, Laurel Fisher, Rajeev Jain, John A. Evans, Vasundhara Appalaneni, Tamir Ben-Menachem, et al. “Complications of ERCP..” Gastrointest Endosc 75, no. 3 (March 2012): 467–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2011.07.010.

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22341094
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Long, Millie D., Trang Lance, Douglas Robertson, Leila Kahwati, Linda Kinsinger, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Colorectal cancer testing in the national Veterans Health Administration..” Dig Dis Sci 57, no. 2 (February 2012): 288–93. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-011-1895-4.

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21922220
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Parodi, Andrea, Deborah Fisher, Marc Giovannini, Todd Baron, and Massimo Conio. “Endoscopic management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma..” Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 9, no. 2 (January 24, 2012): 105–12. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2011.271.

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22269953
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Balmadrid, Bryan L., Catherine M. Thomas, Cynthia J. Coffman, Rodger A. Liddle, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Factors associated with survival of veterans with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors..” J Cancer Epidemiol 2012 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/986708.

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22693504
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De Ceglie, Antonella, Rosa Filiberti, Sabrina Blanchi, Vincenzo Fontana, Deborah A. Fisher, Enzo Grossi, Teresa Lacchin, et al. “History of cancer in first degree relatives of Barrett's esophagus patients: a case-control study..” Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol 35, no. 12 (December 2011): 831–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinre.2011.07.015.

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21924696
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Jason A., Deborah A. Fisher, John T. Maple, Tamir Ben-Menachem, Brooks D. Cash, G Anton Decker, Dayna S. Early, et al. “Complications of colonoscopy..” Gastrointest Endosc 74, no. 4 (October 2011): 745–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2011.07.025.

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21951473
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