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Carla S. Fisher, MD

Carla S. Fisher, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Fisher is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer Program

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Evaluation
  • Breast Conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy)
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Lymph Node Mapping
  • Breast Surgery
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Inverted Nipple Surgery
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Non-Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

breast cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Rena Rowan Breast Center

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina Hospital
Fellowship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis

Memberships

American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Breast Surgeons, National Association of Academic Surgeons, National Association of Surgical Education, National Association of Women Surgeons, National Society of Surgical Oncologists, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fisher is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

De La Cruz L, Chatterjee A, Czerniecki B, Fisher CS: Outcomes after Oncoplastic Breast-Conserving Surgery in Breast Cancer Patients: A Systematic Literature Review Presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons Meeting : 2016.

Keating J, Tchou J, Okusanya O, Fisher C, Batiste R, Jiang J, Kennedy G, Nie S, Singhal S: Identification of Breast Cancer Margins Using Intraoperative Near-Infrared Imaging J Surg Oncol 113 (5): 508-14,2016.

De La Cruz L, Blankenship SA, Chatterjee A, Geha R, Nocera N, Czerniecki BJ, Tchou J, Fisher CS: Outcomes after Oncoplastic Breast-Conserving Surgery in Breast Cancer Patients: A Systematic Literature Review Ann Surg Oncol : 2016.

Chatterjee A, Offodile II A, Losken A, Graham R, Chen L, Fisher C, Czerniecki B: A cost-utility analysis comparing oncoplastic breast surgery to standard lumpectomy in large breasted women Plastic Surgery Research Council : 2016.

Schwartz T, Fisher CS: Sentinel lymph node biopsy after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients with Axillary Metastases: Can we avoid the unavoidable? Ann Surg Oncol : 2016.

Fisher CS: Addition of Anti-Estrogen Therapy to Anti-HER2 Dendritic Cell Vaccination Improves Regional Nodal Immune Response and Pathologic Complete Response Rate in Patients with ERpos/HER2pos Early Breast Cancer OncoImmunology : 2016.

Chatterjee A, Pyfer B, Chen L, Czerniecki B, Tchou J, Fisher C: Resident and Fellow participation in Breast Surgery: An ACS-NSQIP Clinical Outcomes Analysis JACS 221 : 988-94,2015.

Chatterjee A, Pyfer B, Czerniecki B, Rosenkranz K, Tchou J, Fisher C: Early postoperative outcomes in lumpectomy versus simple mastectomy J Surg Res 198 (1): 143-8,2015.

Chatterjee A, Kosowksi T, Pyfer B, Fisher CS, Tchou J, Maddali S: A Cost-Utility Analysis Comparing the Sartorius Versus the Rectus Femoris Flap in the Treatment of the Infected Vascular Groin Graft Wound Plast Reconstr Surg 135 : 1707-1714,2015.

Datta J, Berk E, Xu S, Fitzpatrick E, Rosemblit C, Lowenfeld L, Goodman N, Lewis D, Zhang PJ, Fisher CS, Roses RE, DeMichele A, Czerniecki BJ: Anti-HER2 CD4+ T-helper Type 1 Response is a Novel Immune Correlate to Pathologic Response following Neoadjuvant Therapy in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Research 17 : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Endocrine & Oncologic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3d Floor West, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-6833
Fax: (215) 615-0555
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)