Gary S. Fischer, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics

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 in the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and is the Medical Director of General Internal Medicine Ambulatory Care and Medical Director of eRecord Population Health and Ambulatory Decision Support. 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.