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Fisher, Marc (US), MD

Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Massachusetts, USA

Biography

Marc Fisher is Professor of Neurology and Radiology, and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Massachusetts, USA.

Dr Fisher’s main interests focus on preclinical and clinical stroke research. He is especially interested in imaging to evaluate stroke evolution and the effects of therapeutic interventions, and in participation in trials, both for acute stroke therapy and for stroke prevention.

After receiving his medical degree at the State University of New York at Syracuse in 1974, Dr Fisher had an internship (medicine) at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals (1974–5). Between 1975 and 1978 he took up a neurology residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and in 1979 received board certification in Neurology. Dr Fisher became Professor of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1989, and Professor of Radiology there in 1991. He became affiliated Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts in 1994 and has held his current position of Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School since 1998.

Dr Fisher is, or has been, on the editorial boards of Cerebrovascular Diseases, the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, European Neurology, Stroke (section editor, emerging therapies), and Annals of Neurology. He is an editorial reviewer for Archives of Internal Medicine, Neurology, JAMA, NEJM, Archives of Neurology and Neuroepidemiology.

Dr Fisher has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications on cerebrovascular diseases in journals such as Cerebrovascular Diseases, Stroke, Annals of Neurology, Adverse Neurology, Archives of Internal Medicine, Neurology and JAMA.

Lectures
  • Emerging acute stroke therapies and the penumbra concept