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John P. Fischer, MD, MPH

John P. Fischer, MD, MPH Physician

Director of Clinical Research Program, Division of Plastic Surgery Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Dr. Fischer is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. John P. Fischer

Dr. Fischer specializes in surgeries of the breast and body, including abdominal hernia and wall reconstruction, diastasis repair, body contouring, and reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery (including augmentation, lift, reduction, and reconstruction). His patient-centered approach and focus on patient reported outcomes, helps ensure an individualized approach and optimal result for each patient.

Other Appointments:

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Fellow), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - June, 2014 - present

Board of Directors, Americas Hernia Society - August, 2014 - present

Awards:

Dean's Scholarship for Tuition Support, Bloomberg School of Public Health - 2014

Outstanding Paper, AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Joint Meeting, Kauai, HI - 2014

1st Annual Elisabeth K. Beahm Award for Best Breast Paper, ASRM Annual Meeting, Kauai, HI - 2014

2nd Place, Resident Paper Competition, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Annual Meeting - 2014

1st Place, Best Clinical Research Paper, 61st Annual Robert H. Ivy, Annual Meeting - 2014

2nd Place, Resident Paper Competition, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Annual Meeting - 2015

1st Place University of Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Resident Research Competition - 2015

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Wound Care

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Deviated Septum
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Lymphedema
  • Melanoma
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Thigh Lift
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: State University of New York
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, National Americas Hernia Society, National Association for Academic Surgeons, National Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fischer is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Weissler JM, Carney MJ, Enriquez FA, Messa CA 4th, Broach R, Shapira MM, Barg FK, Fischer JP: Using crowdsourcing as a platform to evaluate lay perception of prophylactic mesh placement Journal of Surgical Research 237 : 78-86,2019.

Messa CA 4th, Chatman BC, Rhemtulla IA, Broach RB, Mauch JT, D'Angelantonio AM 3rd, Fischer JP: Ultrasonic debridement management of lower extremity wounds: Retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes and cost Journal of Wound Care 28 (Suppl 5): S30-S40,2019.

Fischer JP, Harris HW, López-Cano M, Hope WW: Hernia prevention: Practice patterns and surgeons' attitudes about abdominal wall closure and the use of prophylactic mesh Hernia 23 (2): 329-334,2019.

Nelson JA, Tecci MG, Lanni MA, Fischer JP, Fosnot J, Selber JC, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Function and strength after free abdominally based breast reconstruction: A 10-year follow-up Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 143 (1): 22e-31e,2019.

Mauch JT, Enriquez FE, Shea JA, Barg FK, Rhemtulla IA, Broach RB, Thrippleton SL, Fischer JP: The abdominal hernia-Q: Development, psychometric evaluation and prospective testing Annals of Surgery : 2018 (Epub).

Mauch JT, Rhemtulla IA, Enriquez FA, Broach RB, Messa CA, Thrippleton S, Serletti JM, DeMatteo RP, Shea JA, Fischer JP: A prospective validation of the abdominal hernia-Q (AHQ) instrument Journal of the American College of Surgeons 227 (4): 2018.

Rhemtulla IA, Mauch JT, Broach RB, Messa CA, Fischer JP: Prophylactic mesh augmentation: Patient selection, techniques, and early outcomes Journal of the American College of Surgeons 227 (4): 2018.

Rhemtulla IA, Hsu JY, Broach RB, Messa CA, Mauch JT, Serletti JM, DeMatteo RP, Fischer JP: Can we predict incisional hernia? Development of a prediction instrument using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Journal of the American College of Surgeons 227 (4): 2018.

Fischer JP, Kovach SJ: Discussion: Obesity and abdominal wall reconstruction: Outcomes, implications, and optimization Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 142 (3S): 36S-37S,2018.

Fischer JP, Kovach SJ: Discussion: Obesity and abdominal wall reconstruction: Outcomes, implications, and optimization Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 142 (3 Suppl): 36S-37S,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)