Gregory T. Fisher, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Gregory T. Fisher, M.D. was born in San Francisco and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He also studied at Harvard University as well as Yale University. He earned his Doctorate in Medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City, studied at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital and was Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery at Columbia-St. Luke’s Hospital. Dr. Fisher was in charge of the replantation team at University Hospital where he served on the faculty during and after his fellowship in hand and micro-surgery at the University of Colorado Medical Center.

Dr. Fisher is board certified by the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery one of whose founding members was the world-renowned father of plastic surgery, Professor Jerome P. Webster, M.D. of Columbia University. Dr. Webster tutored and encouraged Dr. Fisher to dedicate himself to this most interesting field. Using Dr. Webster’s Plastic Surgery Department’s method for training, Dr. Fisher has created an entire university quality plastic surgery facility with the advantage to the patient receiving care only by Dr. Fisher and his team of expert healthcare professionals. Dr. Fisher studied breast surgery under Dr. C.D. Haagensen, also a world-renowned authority and Chief of Breast Cancer Treatment Program at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City.

CURRICULUM VITAE

SPECIALTIES

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery / Cosmetic Surgery

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Fellow, American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Fellow, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review

EDUCATION

  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
    B.A. Degree – Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
    M.D. Degree

FELLOWSHIPS

  • St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, NY
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and General Surgery
  • University of Colorado Medical School – University Hospital, Denver, Colorado
    Faculty Member and Fellow
    Micro Hand Replantation and Reconstruction

PROFESSIONAL

  • University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, Colorado
    Attending Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand and Microsurgery
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital Center, Denver, Colorado
    Attending Surgeon; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic and Maxillofacial Surgery; Microsurgery; Surgery of the Hand
  • Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California
    Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Maxillofacial Surgery; Microsurgery and Surgery of the Hand
  • G.T. Fisher, M.D. Ambulatory Surgery Center, Los Alamitos, California
    Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Cosmetic and Maxillofacial Surgery

TRAINING

  • Columbia University St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, New York
    Plastic Surgery and Chief Resident
  • Columbia University St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, New York
    Fellow in Surgery
  • Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, New York, New York
    Head and Neck Surgery
  • University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
    Fellow in Hand and Microsurgery

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

  • St. Anthony’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado
    Attending Surgeon, Instructor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand and Microsurgery
  • Kaiser-Permanente Medical Group, Southeastern Los Angeles and Orange County
    Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgical Center of Los Alamitos, Los Alamitos, California
    Directory of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand and Microsurgery

INTERNSHIP

  • Columbia University St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, New York
    General Surgery

RESIDENCY

  • Columbia University St. Luke’s Hospital, New York, New York
    General Surgery

LICENSURE

  • State of California

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Instructor of Surgery
    St. Anthony’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado
    University of Colorado Medical Center – University Hospital

COMMITTEE AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of American College of Surgery Committee on Quality Assurance and for Standards of Care (FACS) to be a guideline for use in the U.S.A.

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • American Cleft Palate Association
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Burn Association
  • International Burn Society
  • American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • International Society of Police Surgeons
  • Qualified Medical Examiner of the State of California (1982 – 2002)

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • La Palma Hospital
    The Surgery Center of Cerritos
    Body by Fisher Surgical Center

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

  • Study of the incidence of velopharyngeal incompetence following primary pharyngeal flap procedures; 77 cases performed at St. Luke’s Hospital using endoscopy, cineradiography and speech evaluation.
  • Study of the development of the Body Image, its theoretical and practical origins and an explanation for its role interpersonal dynamics prior to and following plastic surgery (in progress).
  • Study of breast implants saline versus silicone and their effects on capsule formation (in progress).
  • Study of biocompatibility of silicone versus polyurethane polymers on human tissues.
    Review of 150 patients’ satisfaction with breast reconstruction with use of silastic implant tissue expander (in progress).
    Effectiveness of micro internal neurolysis on the treatment of compression neuropathy in peripheral nerve syndromes.
  • Design and development of an implantable artificial urethral valve for use in a total bladder prosthesis, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1972.
  • Investigation of the metabolic effects of LiCO3 by chemical analysis of the glucose uptake sites in the brain of Beta Cell ablated rates using qualitative enzymatic analysis, University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The phantom limb phenomenon following amputation of body parts and its relationship to causalgia with reference to treatment modalities, Univ. of Colorado Medical Center

PUBLICATIONS

  • “The Body Image and Its Relationship to Plastic Surgery” in Stark, R.B., Aesthetic Surgery, Little and Brown, Boston
  • “Dermabrasion” IDEM
  • “Chemical Surgery” IDEM
  • “Neuroma Formation and Phantom Limb in Amputation” American Journal of Trauma,
  • “History of the Subcuticular Suture” Annals of Plastic Surgery,

Associations & Publications

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