Hernia Night Live

Abdominal wall reconstruction: minimizing the mesh footprint

May 31, 2022
7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT

Join us for Hernia Night Live

A live surgical education series for hernia repair

Learn what’s new and hear from leaders in hernia repair during our new live surgical education series. Scheduled the last Tuesday of every month, each virtual session will offer dynamic conversation with thought leaders, technique review and more.


John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, FACS
John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, FACS
Director of Clinical Research
Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery)
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Medical school: State University of New York
Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty, Dr. Fischer completed his undergraduate studies at Hamilton College and Medical School at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Fischer completed his general surgery and plastic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Fischer has appointments at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, and Pennsylvania Hospital and is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Hernia Society.  His practice focuses on both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery with a special interest in complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

In addition to focusing on clinical and patient care, Dr. Fischer is engaged in patient-centered outcomes and health services research, overseeing the Clinic Research Program within the Division of Plastic Surgery.  He has pioneered efforts in hernia prevention and coding and has written over 40 papers on abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia prevention.