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John P. Fischer, M.D.
Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident

 
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Office:
Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

Contact Information (internal use only)

john.fischer2@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Fischer is a chief resident in Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He is in his final year of training. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Hamilton College in 2005. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2009. His research interests are focused on studying patient outcomes in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, including patient satisfaction.  He plans to pursue a career in academic plastic surgery, focusing on both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery procedures. 

 
Appointments
2010 - 2014 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
 
2014 - present Instructor in Surgery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2005 - 2009 SUNY Upstate Medical University, MD
Syracuse, New York
 
2001 - 2005 Hamilton College, BA
Clinton, New York
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memberships/Societies
 
Professional Memberships
  • Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Fellow)
  • Association for Academic Surgeons (Resident Member)
  • Center for Surgery and Health Economics (Fellow)
  • Americas Hernia Society (Resident Member)
  • American College of Surgeons (Resident Member)
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council (Resident Member)
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (Resident Member)
  • American Association for Hand Surgery (Resident Member)
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (Resident Member)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Resident Member)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (Resident Member)
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (Resident Member)
  • Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons (Resident Member)
  • Philadelphia Academy of Surgery (Resident Member)
 
Research
2014 “Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema: Establishing the Impact of Breast Reconstruction on
Surgical Outcomes, Quality of Life and Cost Efficacy” funded by the Edwin & Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance
 
2014 “Long-term Outcomes and Cost Associated with Autologous- and Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction” funded by the Edwin & Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance
 
2013 “Prospective assessment of satisfaction, outcomes, and cost in breast reconstruction” funded by the Edwin & Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance
 
 
 
Publications
 
Accepted and Published Manuscripts
  1. Fischer, JP, Wes, AM, Kanchwala, S, and Kovach, JS. Effect of BMI on modality-specific outcomes in immediate breast reconstruction (IBR)-a propensity-matched analysis using the 2005-2011 ACS-NSQIP datasets. J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2014. PMID: 24443774.
  2. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Au, A., Ct, T., 3rd, Serletti, J. M., Wu, L. C. Complications and morbidity following breast reconstruction - a review of 16,063 cases from the 2005-2010 NSQIP datasets. J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2013. PMID: 23865900
  3. Fischer, J. P., Cleveland, E. C., Shang, E. K., Nelson, J. A., Serletti, J. M. Complications Following Reduction Mammaplasty: A Review of 3538 Cases From the 2005-2010 NSQIP Data Sets. Aesthet Surg J 2013. PMID: 24334499
  4. Fischer, J. P., Shang, E. K., Nelson, J. A., Wu, L. C., Serletti, J. M., Kovach, S. J. Patterns of Preoperative Laboratory Testing in Patients Undergoing Outpatient Plastic Surgery Procedures. Aesthet Surg J 2013. PMID:24334303.
  5. Fischer, J. P., Tuggle, C. T., Au, A., Kovach, S. J. A 30-day risk assessment of mastectomy alone compared to immediate breast reconstruction (IBR). J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2013. PMID:24328902.
  6. Fischer, J. P., Wes, A. M., Tuggle, C. T., 3rd, Serletti, J. M., Wu, L. C. Risk analysis of early implant loss after immediate breast reconstruction: a review of 14,585 patients. J Am Coll Surg 2013;217:983-990. PMID: 23973103.
  7. Fischer, J. P., Wes, A. M., Tuggle, C. T., Serletti, J. M., Wu, L. C. Risk analysis and stratification of surgical morbidity after immediate breast reconstruction. J Am Coll Surg 2013;217:780-787. PMID: 24074811.
  8. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Serletti, J. M., Wu, L. C. Peri-operative risk factors associated with early tissue expander (TE) loss following immediate breast reconstruction (IBR): a review of 9305 patients from the 2005-2010 ACS-NSQIP datasets. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013;66:1504-1512. PMID: 23845908.
  9. Fischer, J. P., Wes, A. M., Serletti, J. M., Kovach, S. J. Complications in body contouring procedures: an analysis of 1797 patients from the 2005 to 2010 american college of surgeons national surgical quality improvement program databases. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;132:1411-1420. PMID: 24005367.
  10. Fischer, J. P., Shang, E. K., Butler, C. E., et al. Validated model for predicting postoperative respiratory failure: analysis of 1706 abdominal wall reconstructions. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;132:826e-835e. PMID: 24165634.
  11. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Kovach, S. J., Serletti, J. M., Wu, L. C., Kanchwala, S. Impact of obesity on outcomes in breast reconstruction: analysis of 15,937 patients from the ACS-NSQIP datasets. J Am Coll Surg 2013;217:656-664. PMID: 2389107.
  12. Fischer, J. P., Mirzabeigi, M. N., Sieber, B. A., et al. Outcome analysis of 244 consecutive flaps for managing complex groin wounds. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013;66:1396-1404. PMID: 23831123.
  13. Nelson, J. A., Fischer, J. P., Radecki, M. A., et al. Delayed autologous breast reconstruction: factors which influence patient decision making. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013;66:1513-1520. PMID: 23886556.
  14. Fischer, J. P., Cleveland, E. C., Nelson, J. A., et al. Breast reconstruction in the morbidly obese patient: assessment of 30-day complications using the 2005 to 2010 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data sets. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;132:750-761. PMID: 24076667.
  15. Fischer, J. P., Elliott, R. M., Kozin, S. H., Levin, L. S. Free function muscle transfers for upper extremity reconstruction: a review of indications, techniques, and outcomes. J Hand Surg Am 2013;38:2485-2490.
  16. Fischer, J. P., Wes, A. M., Nelson, J. A., Serletti, J. M., Kovach, S. J. Factors associated with readmission following plastic surgery: a review of 10,669 procedures from the 2011 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;132:666-674. PMID: 23676965.
  17. Nelson, J. A., Fischer, J. P., Brazio, P. S., Kovach, S. J., Rosson, G. D., Rad, A. N. A review of propeller flaps for distal lower extremity soft tissue reconstruction: Is flap loss too high? Microsurgery 2013. PMID: 23861186.
  18. Nelson, J. A., Fischer, J. P., Pasick, C., et al. Chronic pain following abdominal free flap breast reconstruction: a prospective pilot analysis. Ann Plast Surg 2013;71:278-282. PMID: 23788145.
  19. Bartlett, E. K., Meise, C., Bansal, N., et al. Sartorius transposition during inguinal lymphadenectomy for melanoma. J Surg Res 2013;184:209-215. PMID: 23688786.
  20. Fischer, J. P., Wink, J. D., Nelson, J. A., et al. A retrospective review of outcomes and flap selection in free tissue transfers for complex lower extremity reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg 2013;29:407-416. PMID: 23599213.
  21. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Cleveland, E., et al. Breast reconstruction modality outcome study: a comparison of expander/implants and free flaps in select patients. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;131:928-934. PMID: 23629074.
  22. Cleveland, E. C., Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., et al. Optimizing the fascial closure: an analysis of 1261 abdominally based free flap reconstructions. Ann Plast Surg 2013;71:255-260. PMID: 23945529.
  23. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Sieber, B., et al. Free tissue transfer in the obese patient: an outcome and cost analysis in 1258 consecutive abdominally based reconstructions. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;131:681e-692e. PMID: 23629107.
  24. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Sieber, B., et al. Transfusions in Autologous Breast Reconstructions: An Analysis of Risk Factors, Complications, and Cost. Ann Plast Surg 2012. PMID: 23241792
  25. Fischer, J. P., Sieber, B., Nelson, J. A., et al. Comprehensive outcome and cost analysis of free tissue transfer for breast reconstruction: an experience with 1303 flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;131:195-203. PMID: 23357982.
  26. Fischer, J. P., Sieber, B., Nelson, J. A., et al. A 15-year experience of complex scalp reconstruction using free tissue transfer-analysis of risk factors for complications. J Reconstr Microsurg 2013;29:89-97. PMID: 23254537.
  27. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Rohrbach, J. I., et al. Prophylactic muscle flaps in vascular surgery: the Penn Groin Assessment Scale. Plast Reconstr Surg 2012;129:940e-949e. PMID: 22327893.
  28. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Mirzabeigi, M. N., et al. Prophylactic muscle flaps in vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg 2012;55:1081-1086. PMID: 22209610.
  29. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Mirzabeigi, M. N., Serletti, J. M., Kanchwala, S. Perioperative hemodynamics in free flap breast reconstruction: incidence, predictors, and management of tachycardia. Ann Plast Surg 2012;69:356-360. PMID: 22868304.
  30. Medina, N. D., Fischer, J. P., Fosnot, J., Serletti, J. M., Wu, L. C., Kovach, S. J., 3rd. Lower Extremity Free Flap Outcomes Using an Anastomotic Venous Coupler Device. Ann Plast Surg 2013. PMID: 23241773.
  31. Fosnot, J., Fischer, J. P., Smartt, J. M., Jr., et al. Does previous chest wall irradiation increase vascular complications in free autologous breast reconstruction? Plast Reconstr Surg 2011;127:496-504. PMID: 20966818.
  32. Fischer, J, Solari, M, Shestak, K. Enlarging Breast Mass in Patient with History of Polyurethane Implants. Plast Recon Surg Suppl 2009; 68e-70e. PMID: 20124812.
  33. Albert, S. P., DiRocco, J., Allen, G. B., et al. The role of time and pressure on alveolar recruitment. J Appl Physiol (1985) 2009;106:757-765. PMID: 19074576.
  34. Hartley, C. E., Varma, M., Fischer, J. P., et al. Neuroprotective effects of erythropoietin on acute metabolic and pathological changes in experimentally induced neurotrauma. J Neurosurg 2008;109:708-714. PMID: 18826359.
 
Awards
 
Academic Honors
2014 Dean’s Scholarship for Tuition Support at the Bloomberg School of Public Health
 
2013 - present Reviewer for the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
 
2008 John B. and Henrietta Simeone Surgery Scholarship
 
2008 Junior AOA Medical Honor Society Inductee
 
2005 - 2009 Dean’s Letters of Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance
 
2004 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
 
2004 Psi Chi National Honor Society
 
2003 Sieman Interdisciplinary Writing Prize
 
2002 Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
 
2002 Alexander Hamilton Writing List
 
2002 - 2005 Dean’s List
 
2001 National Honor Society
 
Research Achievement Awards
2014 1st Place Best Clinical Research Paper at the 61st Annual Robert H. Ivy Meeting
 
2014 2nd Place Resident Paper Competition at the 2014 Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
 
2014 1st Annual Elisabeth K. Beahm Award for Best Breast Paper at ASRM Kauai, HI
 
2014 Outstanding Paper at the AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Joint Meeting Kauai, Hawaii
 
2013 1st Place Clinical Paper at the 2013 Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
 
2012 2nd Best Clinical Paper at the American Society of Reconstructive Surgery
 
2013 1st Place Resident Paper Competition at the 2013 Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
 
2012 1st Place Resident Paper Competition at the 2012 Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
 
2011 1st Place Clinical Paper at the 2011 Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
 
2007 AOA Student Research Day Outstanding Poster Presentation Award

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