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

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.” Digestive Diseases and Sciences 57, no. 2 (February 2012): 288–93. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-011-1895-4.

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Parodi, Andrea, Deborah Fisher, Marc Giovannini, Todd Baron, and Massimo Conio. “Endoscopic management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma.” Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology 9, no. 2 (January 24, 2012): 105–12. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2011.271.

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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): 986708. 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.” Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology 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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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, Jason A., John T. Maple, Steven O. Ikenberry, Michelle A. Anderson, Vasundhara Appalaneni, G Anton Decker, Dayna Early, et al. “The role of endoscopy in the management of choledocholithiasis.” Gastrointest Endosc 74, no. 4 (October 2011): 731–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2011.04.012.

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