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.