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Jonathan Fisher, MD

Residency and Training

BWH/MGH Harvard Affliliated Emergency Medicine BIDMC 1997-2001
Chief Resident 2000-2001

Academic Rank

MD, MPH Tufts University 1997
Assistant Professor

About Dr. Fisher

My clinical, administrative and research interest focus on both medical education in the emergency medicine and the intersections of public health, ethics and emergency care. My administrative responsibilities in the department parallel these interests.  Within the institution, I  also hold the position of Vice Chair of the Committee on Clinical Investigations at BIDMC. On a National Level, I am  play an active role in  the Academy of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine,  American College of Emergency Physicians and Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine

Department Administrative Roles:
Co-Director of Undergraduate Education
Assistant Director of Clinical Research
Director of Continuing Medical Education

Hospital Administrative Roles:
Vice Chair, Committee on Clinical Investigation

National Administrative Roles:
Past Chair, Academy of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians, Academic Affairs Committee
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Nomininating Committee
Council of Residency Directors, Academic Assembly Program Committee

Major Publications

Hammoud MM, Margo K, Christner JG, Fisher J, Fischer SH, Pangaro LN. Opportunities and challenges in integrating electronic health records into undergraduate medical education: a national survey of clerkship directors. Teach Learn Med. 2012 Jul; 24(3):219-24.
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Smith AK, McCarthy E, Weber E, Cenzer IS, Boscardin J, Fisher J, Covinsky K. Half of older americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jun31(6):1277-85.
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Betz ME, Bernstein SL, Gutman DC, Tibbles CD, Joyce NR, Lipton RI, Schweigler LM, Fisher J. Public health education for emergency medicine residents. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Oct; 41(4 Suppl 3):S242-50.
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Shayne P, Coates WC, Farrell SE, Kuhn GJ, Lin M, Maggio LA, Fisher J. Critical appraisal of emergency medicine educational research: the best publications of 2010. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Oct; 18(10):1081-9.
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Hansen CK, Fisher J, Joyce N, Edlow JA. Emergency department consultations for patients with neurological emergencies. Eur J Neurol. 2011 Nov; 18(11):1317-22.
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Goldstein JN, Espinola JA, Fisher J, Pallin DJ, Camargo CA. Public opinion of a stroke clinical trial using exception from informed consent. Int J Emerg Med. 2010; 3(4):385-9.
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Smith AK, Schonberg MA, Fisher J, Pallin DJ, Block SD, Forrow L, McCarthy EP. Emergency department experiences of acutely symptomatic patients with terminal illness and their family caregivers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jun; 39(6):972-81.
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Betz ME, Fisher J. The Trail-making Test B and driver screening in the emergency department. Traffic Inj Prev. 2009 Oct; 10(5):415-20.
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Donnino MW, Cocchi MN, Miller J, Fisher J. Cannabinoid hyperemesis: a case series. J Emerg Med. 2011 Apr; 40(4):e63-6.
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Betz ME, Kelly SP, Fisher J. Death certificate inaccuracy and underreporting of injury in elderly people. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Dec; 56(12):2267-72.
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Smith AK, Fisher J, Schonberg MA, Pallin DJ, Block SD, Forrow L, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP. Am I doing the right thing? Provider perspectives on improving palliative care in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jul; 54(1):86-93, 93.e1.
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Smith AK, Fisher J, Schonberg MA, Pallin DJ, Block SD, Forrow L, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP. "Am I Doing the Right Thing? Provider Perspectives on Improving Palliative Care in the Emergency Department." Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jul;54(1):86-93

Fisher J, Sokolove P, Kelly S, "Overcrowding: Harming the patients of tomorrow" Acad Emerg Med 2009; 16:56-60

Wald DA, Manthey DE, Lin M, Anders DS, Fisher J. "Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine: Statement of Purpose" Acad Emerg Med (2008 Sep) 15(9):856-9

Farrell SE, Coates WC, Khun GJ, Fisher J, Shayne P, Lin M. "Highlights in emergency medicine medical education research: 2008." Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Dec;16(12):1318-24.

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Primer: A Manual for Medical Students. Editor: Wald DA. Ander, D. Fisher J. Lin M. Manthey D. Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, Lansing, MI 2008

Fisher J, Ray A, Savett S, Milliron M, Koenig. Collegiate-based emergency medical services: A survey of EMS systems on college campuses. Prehosp Disast Med. 2006;21(2):91-96.

Fisher J, Anzalone B, McGhee J, Sylvia B, Ullman EA.
Lack of early defibrillation capability and automated external defibrillators in nursing homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007;8(6):413-5.

Betz M, Kelly S, Fisher J "Death certificate inaccuracy and underreporting of injury in the elderly" J Am Geriatr Soc 2008; 56:2267-2272


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