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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

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

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • 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
  • 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:

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 : 2019 (accepted for publication).

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, 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.

Fox SS, Johnson R, Fischer JP, Eckhauser F, Hope WW: Prophylactic mesh for hernia prevention: Has the time arrived? Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 142 (3S): 180S-186S,2018.

Gabrielsen DA, Carney MJ, Weissler JM, Lanni MA, Hernandez J, Sultan LR, Enriquez F, Sehgal CM, Fischer JP, Chauhan A: Application of ARFI-SWV in stiffness measurement of the abdominal wall musculature: A pilot feasibility study Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 44 (9): 1978-1985,2018.

Rhemtulla IA, Mauch JT, Broach RB, Messa CA, Fischer JP: Prophylactic mesh augmentation: Patient selection, techniques, and early outcomes American Journal of Surgery 216 (3): 475-480,2018.

Rhemtulla IA, Tecce MG, Broach RB, Messa CA, Mauch JT, Fischer JP: Retrorectus mesh fixation using fibrin glue: Early outcomes of an evolving technique Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open 6 (8S): 134-135,2018.

Academic Contact Info

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

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