Deborah Anne Fisher, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC 27705
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

Johnson, AM, Spaete, JP, Jowell, PS, Kamal, AH, and Fisher, DA. "Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Interventional Symptom Management Options When Caring for Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies." Journal of Palliative Medicine 21, no. 9 (September 2018): 1339-1343.

PMID
29905501
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Gupta, S, Liu, L, Patterson, OV, Earles, A, Bustamante, R, Gawron, AJ, Thompson, WK, Scuba, W, Denhalter, D, Martinez, ME, Messer, K, Fisher, DA, Saini, SD, DuVall, SL, Chapman, WW, Whooley, MA, and Kaltenbach, T. "A Framework for Leveraging "Big Data" to Advance Epidemiology and Improve Quality: Design of the VA Colonoscopy Collaborative." Egems (Washington, Dc) 6, no. 1 (April 13, 2018): 4-null.

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29881762
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Lariviere, B, Garman, KS, Ferguson, NL, Fisher, DA, and Jokerst, NM. "Spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy endoscopic sensing with custom Si photodetectors." Biomedical Optics Express 9, no. 3 (March 2018): 1164-1176.

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29541510
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ASGE Standards of Practice Committee, , Early, DS, Lightdale, JR, Vargo, JJ, Acosta, RD, Chandrasekhara, V, Chathadi, KV, Evans, JA, Fisher, DA, Fonkalsrud, L, Hwang, JH, Khashab, MA, Muthusamy, VR, Pasha, SF, Saltzman, JR, Shergill, AK, Cash, BD, and DeWitt, JM. "Guidelines for sedation and anesthesia in GI endoscopy." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 87, no. 2 (February 2018): 327-337.

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29306520
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Abbott, DE, Macke, RA, Kurtz, J, Safdar, N, Greenberg, CC, Weber, SM, Voils, CI, Fisher, DA, and Maloney, JD. "Financial and Temporal Advantages of Virtual Consultation in Veterans Requiring Specialty Care." Military Medicine 183, no. 1-2 (January 2018): e71-e76.

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29401334
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Sun, Z, Adam, MA, Kim, J, Turner, MC, Fisher, DA, Choudhury, KR, Czito, BG, Migaly, J, and Mantyh, CR. "Association between neoadjuvant chemoradiation and survival for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer." Colorectal Disease : the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland 19, no. 12 (December 2017): 1058-1066.

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28586509
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Gray, DM, and Fisher, DA. "Making Social Media Work for Your Practice." Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 15, no. 11 (November 2017): 1651-1654.

PMID
29037306
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Garbarino, S, von Isenburg, M, Fisher, DA, and Leiman, DA. "Management of Functional Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction: A Systematic Review." 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-College-of-Gastroenterology (ACG). Orlando, FL. October 13, 2017 - October 18, 2017.: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, October 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Garbarino, S, von Isenburg, M, Fisher, DA, and Leiman, DA. "Management of Functional Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction: A Systematic Review." 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-College-of-Gastroenterology (ACG). Orlando, FL. October 13, 2017 - October 18, 2017.: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, October 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Patel, VA, Romain, PS, Sanchez, J, Fisher, DA, and Schulteis, RD. "Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases the Risk of Cardiopulmonary Adverse Events Associated with Ambulatory Colonoscopy Independent of Body Mass Index." Digestive diseases and sciences 62, no. 10 (October 2017): 2834-2839.

PMID
28884402
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