Douglas Charles McCrory, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail Box 3850 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Email address douglas.mccrory@duke.edu

Dr. McCrory's research interests include systematic reviews and synthesis of existing evidence and clinical practice guideline development. Dr. McCrory is currently co-director of the AHRQ-designated Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) at Duke University, which was recently renewed for a second 5-year award. EPC projects have included systematic reviews on a variety of clinical topics including cervical cytologic screening, management of acute exacerbation of COPD, pulmonary complications of cervical spinal cord injury, uterine fibroids, postterm pregnancy, and allergic rhinitis. What has tied these projects together is a rigorous , comprehensive methodical systematic review and synthesis, using state-of-the-art methods when necessary, such as meta-analyses, decision modelling and cost-effectiveness modelling. The EPC developed from similar previous experience an AHCPR-sponsored project on chronic headache management and the Stroke Prevention Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT).
Dr. McCrory has also worked in health care policy development, working with professional and other organizations translate evidence into clinical recommendations. Such projects include the RAND carotid endarterectomy appropriateness project, the American College of Physicians' Clinical Efficacy Assessment Project recommendations for medical treatment for stroke prevention and a joint ACP-ASIM/ACCP guideline development on management of acute exacerbation of COPD.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1989 - 1991
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1986 - 1989
  • M.H.S., Duke University, 1994
  • M.D., University of Miami, 1986

Publications

Stubberud, Anker, Nikolai Melseth Flaaen, Douglas C. McCrory, Sindre Andre Pedersen, and Mattias Linde. “Flunarizine as prophylaxis for episodic migraine: a systematic review with meta-analysis..” Pain 160, no. 4 (April 2019): 762–72. https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001456.

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30699098
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Stubberud, A., E. Varkey, D. C. McCrory, S. A. Pedersen, and M. Linde. “BIOFEEDBACK AS PROPHYLAXIS FOR PEDIATRIC MIGRAINE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIW WITH META-ANALYSIS.” In Cephalalgia, 36:88–88. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Stubberud, Anker, Emma Varkey, Douglas C. McCrory, Sindre Andre Pedersen, and Mattias Linde. “Biofeedback as Prophylaxis for Pediatric Migraine: A Meta-analysis..” Pediatrics 138, no. 2 (August 2016). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-0675.

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27462067
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Nakhleh, Raouf E., Vania Nosé, Carol Colasacco, Lisa A. Fatheree, Tamera J. Lillemoe, Douglas C. McCrory, Frederick A. Meier, et al. “Interpretive Diagnostic Error Reduction in Surgical Pathology and Cytology: Guideline From the College of American Pathologists Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center and the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology..” Arch Pathol Lab Med 140, no. 1 (January 2016): 29–40. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2014-0511-SA.

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25965939
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Myers, Evan R., Patricia Moorman, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Laura J. Havrilesky, Lars J. Grimm, Sujata Ghate, Brittany Davidson, et al. “Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review..” Jama 314, no. 15 (October 20, 2015): 1615–34. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.13183.

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26501537
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Uronis, H. E., M. P. Ekström, D. C. Currow, D. C. McCrory, G. P. Samsa, and A. P. Abernethy. “Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who would not qualify for home oxygen: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Thorax 70, no. 5 (May 1, 2015): 492–94. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-205720.

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Uronis, Hope E., Magnus P. Ekström, David C. Currow, Douglas C. McCrory, Gregory P. Samsa, and Amy P. Abernethy. “Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who would not qualify for home oxygen: a systematic review and meta-analysis..” Thorax 70, no. 5 (May 2015): 492–94. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-205720.

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25472664
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Boulet, Louis-Philippe, Remy R. Coeytaux, Douglas C. McCrory, Cynthia T. French, Anne B. Chang, Surinder S. Birring, Jaclyn Smith, et al. “Tools for assessing outcomes in studies of chronic cough: CHEST guideline and expert panel report..” Chest 147, no. 3 (March 2015): 804–14. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.14-2506.

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25522203
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Mulleners, Wim M., Douglas C. McCrory, and Mattias Linde. “Antiepileptics in migraine prophylaxis: an updated Cochrane review..” Cephalalgia 35, no. 1 (January 2015): 51–62. https://doi.org/10.1177/0333102414534325.

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25115844
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Viswanathan, Meera, Timothy S. Carey, Suzanne E. Belinson, Elise Berliner, Stephanie M. Chang, Elaine Graham, Jeanne-Marie Guise, et al. “A proposed approach may help systematic reviews retain needed expertise while minimizing bias from nonfinancial conflicts of interest..” J Clin Epidemiol 67, no. 11 (November 2014): 1229–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.02.023.

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25022723
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