Gary S. Fischer, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics
  • Associate Medical Director, Ambulatory eRecord
  • Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, UPMC

Gary Fischer completed a residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Professor of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and is the Associate Medical Director for the Ambulatory eRecord  and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, UPMC.  Dr. Fischer teaches medical ethics and doctor-patient communication to medical students, residents, and clinical fellows, as well as practicing health care professionals. He conducts research in several areas related to quality improvement: (1) the use of health information technology (HIT) and clinical decision support to improve quality of care; (2) the use of patient-facing HIT tools to improve patient outcomes, including with weight loss, diabetes care, hypertension, and prevention; (3) electronic communication between patients and health care providers; and (4) ambulatory quality improvement.