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, 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.” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 74, no. 2 (August 2011): 239–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2011.03.1255.

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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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