Edwin G. Fischer, MD, FAANS(L)
Edwin G. Fischer was born on July 26, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard University, the College of Physicians and Surgeons and interned at University Hospital (Lakeside), Cleveland. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy and received his neurosurgical training at Childrens Hospital and the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, where he joined the staff in 1972 after one year at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
In 1988, he became Head of Neurosurgical Programs at the New England Deaconess Hospital where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgeon) at Harvard Medical School, active in medical school admissions, and has clinical interests in craniopharyngioma, spine disease and Chiari deformity. His laboratory research at Massachusetts General Hospital has related to cerebral ischemia and the "no reflow phenomenon" described by Adelbert Ames, and at Childrens Hospital was related to cerebral circulation of premature newborns with Antonio Lorenzo.
He is married to Angela Bayard Brown. They have three children: a portrait painter, a businessman and competitive sailor, and a rock musician.
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