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David Fischer, M.D.

Instructor A of Neurology
Instructor, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

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Education:
BS (Psychology, Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Philosophy)
Haverford College, 2010.
MD (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School, 2016.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2016-2017.
Resident in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2017-2020.
Fellow in Neurocritical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2020-2022.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Neurocritical care
Neuroprognostication
Consciousness
Disorders of consciousness
Functional MRI (fMRI)
Advanced neuroimaging
COVID-19

Description of Research Expertise

Neurocritical care
Neuroprognostication
Consciousness
Disorders of consciousness
Functional MRI (fMRI)
Advanced neuroimaging
COVID-19

Selected Publications

Eric W. Dolan: Patients who are slow to wake up after severe COVID-19 are likely to recover consciousness, study indicates. PsyPost (https://www.psypost.org/2022/01/patients-who-are-slow-to-wake-up-after-severe-covid-19-are-likely-to-recover-consciousness-study-indicates-62435) 2022 Notes: Subject matter expert in interview.

Abby Reinhard: Understanding disorders of consciousness associated with severe COVID-19. Neurology Live (https://www.neurologylive.com/view/understanding-disorders-consciousness-associated-severe-covid-19) 2022 Notes: Subject matter expert in interview.

Cali, R.J., Freeman, H.J., Billot, B., Barra, M.E., Fischer, D., Sanders, W.R., Huang, S.Y., Conklin, J., Fischl, B. Iglesias, J.E. & Edlow, B.L.: Synthesis of high-resolution research-quality MRI data from clinical MRI data in patients with COVID-19. medRxiv 2022.

Chan, S., Sanders, W.R., Fischer, D., Kirsch, J.E., Napadow, V., Bodien, Y.G. & Edlow, B.L.: Correcting cardiorespiratory noise in resting-state functional MRI data acquired in critically ill patients. Brain Communications 4(6): 1-13, 2022.

Snider, S.B., Fischer, D., McKeown, M.K., Cohen, A.L., Schaper, F.L.W.V.J., Amorim, E., Fox, M.D., Bevers, M.B. & Lee, J.W.: Regional distribution of brain injury after cardiac arrest: Clinical and electrographic correlates. Neurology 98(12): e1238-e1247, 2022.

Fischer, D., Snider, S.B., Barra, M.E., Sander, W.R., Rapalino, O., Schaefer, P., Foulkes, A.S., Bodien, Y.G. & Edlow, B.L.: Disorders of consciousness associated with COVID-19: A prospective, multimodal study of recovery and brain connectivity. Neurology 98(3): e315-e325, 2022 Notes: Featured on the cover of the January 18, 2022 issue of Neurology.

Fischer, D., Newcombe, V., Fernandez-Espejo, D., Snider, S.B.: Applications of advanced MRI to disorders of consciousness. Seminars in Neurology 42(3): 325-334, 2022.

Zimmerman, K.A., Cournoyer, J., Snider, S.B., Fischer, D., Kemp, S., Karton, C., Hoshizaki, T., Ghajari, M. & Sharp, D.J.: The biomechanical signature of loss of consciousness: Computational modelling of elite athlete head injuries. Brain 2022 Notes: In press.

Fischer, D. & Edlow, B.L.: One-year outcomes in disorders of consciousness associated with COVID-19. Neurocritical Care 2022 Notes: In press.

Migdady, I., Roy, A., Duskin, J.A., McKeown, M.E., Fischer, D., Barra, M.E., Schontz, M., Wongboonsin, J., Izzy, S. & Snider, S.B. : Volume replacement is associated with a diminished osmolar effect of mannitol in patients with acute brain injury. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 31(12): 1-6, 2022.

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