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

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

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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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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Brooks D., John A. Evans, Dayna S. Early, Norio Fukami, Tamir Ben-Menachem, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Krishnavel V. Chathadi, et al. “The role of endoscopy in Barrett's esophagus and other premalignant conditions of the esophagus.” Gastrointest Endosc 76, no. 6 (December 2012): 1087–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2012.08.004.

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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.” Human Resources for Health 10 (November 13, 2012): 42. 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.” Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 30, no. 32 (November 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.” The American Journal of Gastroenterology 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.” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 75, no. 6 (June 2012): 1132–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2012.02.033.

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