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

Srygley, FD, Gerardo, CJ, Tran, TH, and Fisher, DA. "Systematic Review of Pre-Endoscopic Factors Predictive of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Requiring Urgent Intervention." May 2011.

Scholars@Duke

Srygley, FD, Gerardo, CJ, Tran, TH, and Fisher, DA. "Systematic Review of Clinical Factors to Differentiate Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding From Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding." May 2011.

Scholars@Duke

Burgess, DJ, van Ryn, M, Grill, J, Noorbaloochi, S, Griffin, JM, Ricards, J, Vernon, SW, Fisher, DA, and Partin, MR. "Presence and correlates of racial disparities in adherence to colorectal cancer screening guidelines." J Gen Intern Med 26, no. 3 (March 2011): 251-258.

PMID
21088920
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De Ceglie, A, Fisher, DA, Filiberti, R, Blanchi, S, and Conio, M. "Barrett's esophagus, esophageal and esophagogastric junction adenocarcinomas: The role of diet." Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology 35, no. 1 (January 1, 2011): 7-16.

Full Text

De Ceglie, A, Fisher, DA, Filiberti, R, Blanchi, S, and Conio, M. "Barrett's esophagus, esophageal and esophagogastric junction adenocarcinomas: the role of diet." Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol 35, no. 1 (January 2011): 7-16. (Review)

PMID
20970272
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Jou, JH, and Fisher, DA. "Predictive algorithms: uses and limitations." Dig Dis Sci 55, no. 11 (November 2010): 3016-3017.

PMID
20945094
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Salz, T, Weinberger, M, Ayanian, JZ, Brewer, NT, Earle, CC, Elston Lafata, J, Fisher, DA, Weiner, BJ, and Sandler, RS. "Variation in use of surveillance colonoscopy among colorectal cancer survivors in the United States. (Published online)" BMC Health Serv Res 10 (September 1, 2010): 256-.

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20809966
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Partin, MR, Noorbaloochi, S, Grill, J, Burgess, DJ, van Ryn, M, Fisher, DA, Griffin, JM, Powell, AA, Halek, K, Bangerter, A, and Vernon, SW. "The interrelationships between and contributions of background, cognitive, and environmental factors to colorectal cancer screening adherence." Cancer Causes Control 21, no. 9 (September 2010): 1357-1368.

PMID
20419343
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Yancy, WS, McDuffie, JR, Stechuchak, KM, Olsen, MK, Oddone, EZ, Kinsinger, LS, Datta, SK, Fisher, DA, Krause, KM, and Østbye, T. "Obesity and receipt of clinical preventive services in veterans." Obesity (Silver Spring) 18, no. 9 (September 2010): 1827-1835.

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20203629
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Palmer, LB, Abbott, DH, Hamilton, N, Provenzale, D, and Fisher, DA. "Quality of colonoscopy reporting in community practice." Gastrointest Endosc 72, no. 2 (August 2010): 321-327.e1.

PMID
20591430
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