Michael J. Fisher

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Center for Childhood Cancer Research and Division of Oncology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Chair, Clinical Research Quality Assurance Committee, Center for Childhood Cancer Research and Division of Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Neurofibromatosis Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Center for Childhood Cancer Research and Division of Oncology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Colket Translational Research Building - 10th Floor
3501 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215)590-2800

Eberhard-Karls Universitaet, Tubingen, Germany, 1987.
B.A. (Psychology, Summa cum Laude)
Amherst College, 1989.
Harvard Medical School (cum Laude), 1994.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Fisher is interested in the management of brain tumors and tumors related to neurofibromatosis type 1 and in new imaging modalities for evaluation of plexiform neurofibromas and brain tumors.

Selected Publications

Hobbie W, Ogle S, Reilly M, Barakat L, Lucas M, Ginsberg JP, Fisher MJ, Volpe EM, Hardie T, Deatrick JA: Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors: Life after Treatment in their Own Words. Cancer Nursing 39(2): 134-143, 2016.

Warrington NM, Sun T, Luo J, McKinstry RC, Parkin PC, Ganzhorn S, Spoljaric D, Albers AC, Merkelson A, Stewart DR, Stevenson DA, Viskochil D, Druley TE, Forys JT, Reilly KM, Fisher MJ, Tabori U, Allen JC, Schiffman JD, Gutmann DH, Rubin JB: The Cyclic AMP Pathway is a Sex-Specific Modifier of Glioma Risk in Type 1 Neurofibromatosis Patents. Cancer Research 75(1): 16-21, 2015.

Weiss B, Widemann BC, Wolters P, Dombi E, Vinks A, Cantor A, Perentesis J, Schorry E, Ullrich N, Gutmann DH, Tonsgard J, Viskochil D, Korf B, Packer RJ, Fisher MJ : Sirolimus for Progressive Neurofibromatosis Type 1-Associated Plexiform Neurofibromas: A Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium Phase II Study. Neuro-Oncology 17(4): 596-603, 2015.

Gurney JG, Bass JK, Onar-Thomas A, Huang J, Chintagumpala M, Bouffet E, Hassall T, Gururangan S, Heath J, Kellie S, Cohn R, Fisher MJ, Pai-Panandikar A, Merchant TE, Srinivasan A, Wetmore C, Qaddoumi I, Stewart CF, Armstrong GT, Broniscer A, Gajjar A. : Evaluation of amifostine for protection against cisplatin-induced serious hearing loss in children treated for average risk or high risk medulloblastoma. Neuro-Oncology 16(6): 848-855, 2014.

Deatrick JA, Hobbie W, Ogle S, Fisher MJ, Barakat L, Hardie T, Reilly M, Li Y, Ginsberg JP: Competence in Caregivers of Adolescent and Young Adult Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors. Health Psychology 33(10): 1103-12, 2014.

Bass JK, Huang J, Onar-Thomas A, Chang KW, Bhagat SP, Chintagumpala M, Bartels U, Gururangan S, Hassall T, Heath JA, McCowage G, Cohn RJ, Fisher MJ, Robinson G, Broniscer A, Gajjar A, Gurney JG: Concordance between the Chang and the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) ototoxicity grading scales in patients treated with cisplatin for medulloblastoma. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 61(4): 601–605, 2014.

Weiss B, Widemann BC, Wolters P, Dombi E, Vinks AA, Cantor A, Korf B, Perentesis J, Gutmann DH, Schorry E, Packer R, Fisher MJ: Sirolimus for non-Progressive NF1-Associated Plexiform Neurofibromas: An NF Clinical Trials Consortium Phase II Study. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 61: 982–986, 2014.

Delgado J, Jaramillo D, Ho-Fung V, Fisher MJ, Anupindi SA: MRI features of plexiform neurofibromas involving the liver and pancreas in children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Clinical Radiology 69(6): e280-284, 2014.

de Blank P, Cole K, Kersun L, Green A, Wilkes JJ, Belasco J, Bagatell R, Bailey LC, Fisher MJ : FDG-PET in two cases of neurofibromatosis type 1 and atypical malignancies. Current Oncology 21(2): e345-348, 2014.

Plotkin SR, Albers A, Babovic-Vuksanovic D, Blakeley JO, Breakefield X, Dunn C , Fisher MJ, Giovannini M, Gutmann D, Kalamarides M, McClatchey A, Messiaen L, Morrison H, Parkinson D, Stemmer-Rachamimov AO, Van Raamsdonk C, Riccardi VM, Rosser T, Schindeler A, Smith MJ, Stevenson DA, Ullrich N, van der Vaart T, Weiss B, Widemann B, Zhu Y, Bakker A, Lloyd AC: Update from the 2013 International Neurofibromatosis Conference American Journal of Medical Genetics 164A(12): 2969-78, 2014.

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