John P Fischer, MD, MPH

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Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Department: Surgery

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Division of Plastic Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (Mathematics & Neuroscience)
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, 2005.
State University of New York – Upstate, Syracuse, NY, 2009.
M.P.H. (Healthcare Finance and Management)
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2016.
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Selected Publications

Kozak GM, Hsu J, Broach R, Shakir S, Calvert C, Stranix JT, Messa IV CA, Levin LS, Kovach SJ, Fischer JP: Comparative effectiveness analysis of complex lower extremity reconstruction: Outcomes and costs for biologic-based, local tissue rearrangement, and free flap reconstruction. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 145(3): 608e-616e, Mar. 2020.

Shakir S, Messa CA 4th, Broach RB, Rheumtulla IA, Chatman B, D'Angelantonio A, Levin LS, Kovach SJ 3rd, Serletti JM, Fischer JP: Indications and limitations of bilayer wound matrix-based lower extremity reconstruction: A multidisciplinary case-control study of 191 wounds. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 145(3): 813-822, Mar. 2020 Notes: Epub Dec. 17, 2019.

Rios-Diaz AJ, Fischer JP: Stoma closure reinforcement with biological mesh and incisional hernia. Lancet 395(10222): 393-395, Feb. 8 2020 Notes: [commentary]

Coblens OM, Brant JA, Thomas WW, Fischer JP, Newman JG, Cannady SB: American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program assessment of risk factors for 30-day unplanned readmission in patients undergoing head and neck surgery requiring free tissue reconstruction. Head & Neck 42(2): 230-237, Feb. 2020 Notes: Epub Oct. 31, 2019.

Hernandez JA, Stranix JT, Piwnica-Worms W, Azoury SC, Kozak GM, Grimm JC, Vallabhajosyula P, Fischer JP, Kovach SJ: Omental flap coverage for management of thoracic aortic graft infection. Annals of Thoracic Surgery Nov. 4 2019 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.09.041.

Messa CA 4th, Kozak G, Broach RB, Fischer JP: When the mesh goes away: An analysis of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate mesh for complex hernia repair. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 7(11): e2576, Nov. 27 2019.

Fox SS, Huang LC, Hooks WB 3rd, Fischer JP, Hope WW: An evaluation of fascial closure techniques in open ventral hernia repair: Practice patterns and short-term outcomes. The American Surgeon 85(11): 1213-1218, Nov. 1 2019.

Hutchison CE, Rhemtulla IA, Mauch JT, Broach RB, Enriquez FA, Hernandez JA, Messa CA 4th, Williams NN, Harbison SP, Fischer JP: Cutting through the fat: A retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes, cost, and quality of life with the addition of panniculectomy to ventral hernia repair in overweight patients. Hernia 23(5): 969-977, Oct. 2019 Notes: Epub Aug. 16, 2019.

Basta MN, Kozak GM, Broach RB, Messa CA 4th, Rhemtulla I, DeMatteo RP, Serletti JM, Fischer JP: Can we predict incisional hernia? Development of a surgery-specific decision-support interface. Annals of Surgery 270(3): 544-553, Sept. 2019 Notes: Epub July 16, 2019.

Fischer JP: The role of plastic surgery in hernia repair and abdominal surgery. Story/interview with Fox 29 television, Philadelphia, PA June 22 2019.

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Last updated: 03/06/2020
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