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

ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Jason A., Terry L. Jue, Ravi N. Sharaf, Vasundhara Appalaneni, Michelle A. Anderson, Tamir Ben-Menachem, G Anton Decker, et al. “Role of EUS for the evaluation of mediastinal adenopathy..” Gastrointest Endosc 74, no. 2 (August 2011): 239–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2011.03.1255.

PMID
21802583
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Gellad, Ziad F., Karen M. Stechuchak, Deborah A. Fisher, Maren K. Olsen, Jennifer R. McDuffie, Truls Ostbye, and William S. Yancy. “Longitudinal adherence to fecal occult blood testing impacts colorectal cancer screening quality..” Am J Gastroenterol 106, no. 6 (June 2011): 1125–34. https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2011.11.

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21304501
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Srygley, Fletcher D., Charles J. Gerardo, Tony H. Tran, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Systematic Review of Clinical Factors to Differentiate Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding From Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding.” In Gastroenterology, 140:S209–S209. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2011.

Scholars@Duke

Srygley, Fletcher D., Charles J. Gerardo, Tony H. Tran, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Systematic Review of Pre-Endoscopic Factors Predictive of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Requiring Urgent Intervention.” In Gastroenterology, 140:S209–S209. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2011.

Scholars@Duke

Burgess, Diana J., Michelle van Ryn, Joseph Grill, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Joan M. Griffin, Jennifer Ricards, Sally W. Vernon, Deborah A. Fisher, and Melissa R. Partin. “Presence and correlates of racial disparities in adherence to colorectal cancer screening guidelines..” J Gen Intern Med 26, no. 3 (March 2011): 251–58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-010-1575-7.

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21088920
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De Ceglie, A., D. A. Fisher, R. Filiberti, S. Blanchi, and M. Conio. “Barrett's esophagus, esophageal and esophagogastric junction adenocarcinomas: the role of diet..” Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol 35, no. 1 (January 2011): 7–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gcb.2010.08.015.

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20970272
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Bian, J., D. A. Fisher, T. W. Gillespie, M. T. Halpern, and J. Lipscomb. “Using VA administrative data to measure colorectal cancer screening adherence among average-risk non-elderly veterans.” Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology 10, no. 3–4 (December 1, 2010): 165–77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10742-010-0068-9.

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Conio, M., A. De Ceglie, S. Blanchi, and D. A. Fisher. “Esophageal strictures, tumors, and fistulae: Stents for primary esophageal cancer.” Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 12, no. 4 (October 1, 2010): 191–202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tgie.2011.02.013.

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