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Carla S. Fisher, MD, FACS

Carla S. Fisher, MD, FACS

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Division of Endocrine & Oncologic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3d Floor West, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-6833
Fax: 215-615-0555
Education:
BS (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Honors)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1999.
MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

breast cancer

Selected Publications

Edwards C, Margenthaler JM, Fisher CS: Margin index: a useful tool for the breast surgeon? Journal of Surgical Research 2014.

JJ Atkins, C Appleton, CS Fisher, F Gao and JA Margenthaler: Which Imaging Modality is Superior for Prediction of Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients with Triple Negative Breast Cancer? Journal of Oncology 2013, February 2013.

Megan Fracol, Shuwen Xu, Rosemarie Mick, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Harvey Nisenbaum, Robert Roses, Carla Fisher, Julia Tchou, Kevin Fox, Paul Zhang, and Brian J Czerniecki: Response to HER-2 Pulsed DC1 Vaccines is Predicted by Both HER-2 and Estrogen Receptor Expression in DCIS. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2013.

Pearson K: Breast cancer study: Patients may be too quick to have double mastectomy Huffington Post November 29 2012 Notes: Dr. Fisher quoted in this on-line article.

Shayna L. Showalter MD, Justin C. Brown, Andrea L. Cheville MD, Carla S. Fisher MD, Dahlia Sataloff MD, Kathryn Schmitz PhD, MPH : Lifestyle Risk Factors Associated with Arm Swelling among Women with Breast Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology October 2012.

Tonya Martin-Dunlap, MD, Carla S. Fisher, MD and Julie A. Margenthaler, MD: Patient Factors Predictive of Unilateral Mastectomy and Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy. Presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona April 2012.

Jordan Atkins BS, Amy Cyr MD, Catherine M. Appleton MD, Carla S. Fisher MD, and Julie A. Margenthaler, MD: Which imaging modality is superior for predicition of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with triple negative breast cancer? Presented at the Association of Academic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV February 2012.

Fisher CS, Ma CX, Gillanders WE, Aft RL, Eberlein TJ, Gao F, Margenthaler JA: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is associated with improved survival compared with adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with triple-negative breast cancer only after complete pathologic response. Annals of Surgical Oncology 19(1): 253-258, January 2012.

Fisher CS, Wachtel MS, Margenthaler JA: Outcomes for patients who develop both breast and colorectal cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology 19(1): 242-248, January 2012.

Carla S. Fisher MD, Tonya Martin-Dunlap MD, Megan Baker Ruppel MD, Feng Gao PhD, Jordan Atkins BS and Julie A. Margenthaler MD, FACS: Fear of recurrence and perceived survival benefit are primary motivators for choosing mastectomy over breast-conservation therapy regardless of age. Annals of Surgical Oncology 19: 3246-3250, 2012.

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Last updated: 03/19/2014
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