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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 is a specialist in trunk/abdominal wall surgery, body contouring, and 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


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

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Wound Care

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Wound Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery with Tissue
  • Breast Reconstruction with Implants
  • Breast Reduction
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery

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
  • 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


American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, National American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, National Americas Hernia Society, National Association for Academic Surgeons, National Center for Surgery and Health Economics, National Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Local International Society of Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), International Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, Local Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders and Biomechanics Core, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Plastic Surgery Research Council, National 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.


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 : 2017 (Epub).

Thomas WW, Brant J, Chen J, Coblens O, Fischer JP, Newman JG, Chalian AA, Shanti RM, Cannady SB: Clinical factors associated with reoperation and prolonged length of stay in free tissue transfer to oncologic head and neck defects JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery : 2017 (Epub).

McLaughlin EJ, Brant JA, Bur AM, Fischer JP, Chen J, Cannady SB, Chalian AA, Newman JG: Safety of outpatient thyroidectomy: Review of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Laryngoscope : 2017 (Epub).

Carney MJ, Golden KE, Weissler JM, Lanni MA, Bauder AR, Cakouros B, Enriquez F, Broach R, Barg FK, Schapira MM, Fischer JP: Patient-reported outcomes following ventral hernia repair: Designing a qualitative assessment tool Patient : 2017 (Epub).

Shubinets V, Carney MJ, Colen, DL, Mirzabeigi, MN, Weissler JM, Lanni MA, Braslow, BM, Fischer JP, Kovach S: Management of infected mesh following abdominal hernia repair: Systematic review and single-institution experience Annals of Plastic Surgery : 2017 (Epub).

Weissler JM, Lanni MA, Tecce MG, Carney MJ, Shubinets V, Fischer JP: Chemical component separation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of botulinum toxin for management of ventral hernia Journal of Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery 51 (5): 366-374,2017.

Carney, MJ, Weissler, JM, Koltz, PF, Fischer, JP, Wu, LC, Serletti, JM: Academic productivity, knowledge, and education in plastic surgery: The benefit of the clinical research fellow Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 140 (4): 842-849,2017.

Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Grover R, Nelson P, Au A, Serletti JM, Wu LC: Intraoperative vasopressors and thrombotic complications in free flap breast reconstruction Journal of Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery 51 (5): 336-341,2017.

Mirzabeigi MN, Fischer JP, Basta MN, Fracol M, Kovach SJ, Wu LC, Serletti JM, Low DW, Kanchwala S: Managing groin wounds after infrainguinal vascular procedures: Examining the reoperative events and complication profile of muscle flap reconstruction Annals of Vascular Surgery 43 : 232-241,2017.

Weissler JM, Lanni MA, Hsu JY, Tecce MG, Carney MJ, Kelz RR, Fox JP, Fischer JP: Development of a clinically actionable incisional hernia risk model after colectomy using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Journal of the American College of Surgeons 225 (2): 274-284.e1,2017.

Academic Contact Info

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

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