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

Yancy, William S., Jennifer R. McDuffie, Karen M. Stechuchak, Maren K. Olsen, Eugene Z. Oddone, Linda S. Kinsinger, Santanu K. Datta, Deborah A. Fisher, Katrina M. Krause, and Truls Østbye. “Obesity and receipt of clinical preventive services in veterans.” Obesity (Silver Spring) 18, no. 9 (September 2010): 1827–35. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2010.40.

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20203629
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Palmer, Lena B., David H. Abbott, Natia Hamilton, Dawn Provenzale, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Quality of colonoscopy reporting in community practice.” Gastrointest Endosc 72, no. 2 (August 2010): 321-327.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2010.03.002.

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20591430
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Conio, M., S. Blanchi, R. Filiberti, C. Ruggeri, and D. A. Fisher. “Cap-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection of large polyps involving the ileocecal valve.” Endoscopy 42, no. 8 (August 2010): 677–80. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0030-1255565.

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20593344
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Fisher, Deborah A., Janet M. Grubber, John M. Castor, and Cynthia J. Coffman. “Ascertainment of colonoscopy indication using administrative data.” Dig Dis Sci 55, no. 6 (June 2010): 1721–25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-010-1200-y.

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20393875
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Conio, Massimo, Sabrina Blanchi, Alessandro Repici, Corrado Ruggeri, Deborah A. Fisher, and Rosa Filiberti. “Cap-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection for colorectal polyps.” Dis Colon Rectum 53, no. 6 (June 2010): 919–27. https://doi.org/10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181d95a54.

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20485006
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Srygley, Fletcher D., Steven Grambow, David H. Abbott, Dawn Provenzale, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Use of Resources to Diagnose Colorectal Cancer.” In Gastroenterology, 138:S158–S158, 2010.

Scholars@Duke

Fisher, Deborah A., Leah L. Zullig, Steven C. Grambow, David H. Abbott, Robert S. Sandler, Robert H. Fletcher, Hashem B. El-Serag, and Dawn Provenzale. “Determinants of medical system delay in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer within the Veteran Affairs Health System.” Dig Dis Sci 55, no. 5 (May 2010): 1434–41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-010-1174-9.

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20238248
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Gellad, Ziad F., Daniel Almirall, Dawn Provenzale, and Deborah A. Fisher. “Time from positive screening fecal occult blood test to colonoscopy and risk of neoplasia.” Dig Dis Sci 54, no. 11 (November 2009): 2497–2502. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-008-0653-8.

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19093199
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Fisher, Deborah A., Corrine I. Voils, Cynthia J. Coffman, Janet M. Grubber, Tara K. Dudley, Sally W. Vernon, John H. Bond, and Dawn Provenzale. “Validation of a questionnaire to assess self-reported colorectal cancer screening status using face-to-face administration.” Dig Dis Sci 54, no. 6 (June 2009): 1297–1306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-008-0471-z.

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18726152
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Fisher, D. A. “Noninvasive tests for colorectal cancer screening.” Gastroenterology and Hepatology 5, no. 5 (May 1, 2009).

Scholars@Duke

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