Learn About Dr. Fisher's Background and Experience


2905 San Gabriel Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78705
Office Phone:  (512) 815-0123
Fax : (512) 861-6206
www.austinplasticandreconstructivesurgery.com


Education

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX
2002-2006

Degree: Doctor of Medicine

2002-2006
University of Mary-Hardin Baylor - Belton, TX
2000

Degree: B.S. Chemistry

2000

Postdoctoral Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA
2006-2013

Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency
Department of Plastic Surgery

2006-2013
Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) Research Fellow
2009-2010

Basic Science and Clinical Applications of Adipose Derived Stem Cells
J. Peter Rubin M.D., Principal Investigator

2009-2010

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery
2015
2015

Employment

Private Practice of Christine Fisher, M.D.
2016-Present

2905 San Gabriel St., Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78705

2016-Present
Plastic Surgery Associates
2015-2016

1015 E. 32nd St., Ste. 306
Austin, TX 78705

2015-2016
Breast and Body Center of Austin
2013-2015

1510 W. 34th St., Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78703

2013-2015

Honors and Awards

Texas Monthly's Texas Super Doctors®
2017

Rising Stars Listing

2017
University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery
2013

Resident Teaching Award

2013
The Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2013

(Arnold P. Gold Foundation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

2013
The Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2008

(Arnold P. Gold Foundation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

2008
The Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2007

(Arnold P. Gold Foundation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

2007
University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery
2007

Resident Teaching Award

2007

Professional Memberships & Activities with Leadership Positions

National:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2015-Present
  • Active Member
  • Residents and Fellows Forum
2015-Present
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
2013-Present
  • Active Member
2013-Present
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
2013-Present
  • Active Member
2013-Present

Regional:

Texas Medical Association
2013-Present
  • Physician Member
2013-Present
Travis County Medical Association
2013-Present
  • Physician Member
2013-Present
Austin Society of Plastic Surgeons
2013-Present
  • Physician Member
2013-Present
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
2013-Present
  • Active Member
2013-Present

Educational Activities

Educational Administration & Leadership:

Breast Cancer Resource Center, Austin, Texas
2016-Present
  • Medical Advisory Committee
2016-Present
St. David's Medical Center, Austin, Texas
2016-Present
  • Breast Subcommittee
2016-Present
University of Pittsburgh
2008-2013
  • GME Patient Safety/QI Committee
2008-2013

Teaching Activities:

Breast Reconstruction & Surgical Options for Lymphedema
2017
  • Cancer Rehab Austin
2017
Options for Breast Reconstruction
2016
  • Austin Society of Lymphedema Therapists
2016
Update on Surgical Care of Lymphedema
2016
  • Austin Society of Lymphedema Therapists
2016
Lymphedema
2014
  • Breast Cancer Resource Center — Educate and Empower Lecture
2014
MCAT Organic Chemistry Instructor
2001-2002
  • Princeton Review
2001-2002
Chemistry Lab Instructor
1999-2000
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
1999-2000

Clinical Teaching & Supervision:

Chief Resident
2012-2013
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Plastic Surgery
2012-2013

Advising & Mentoring:

Resident Mentor and Advisor, Department of Plastic Surgery
2008-2013
  • University of Pittsburgh
2008-2013

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  1. Askari M, Fisher C, Weniger FG, Bidic S, and WPA Lee. Anticoagulation Therapy in Microsurgical Operations: A Review. J Hand Surg. 2006 May-Jun;31(5):836-46.
  2. Zwischenberger JB, Fisher C, Clemson L. Jejunostomy after Esophagectomy. In: Decision Making in Thoracic Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach Editor: Mark K. Ferguson, MD. Springer-Verlag Publishing, London 2006.
  3. Sacks JM, Keith JD, Fisher C, Lee WP. The surgeon's role and responsibility in facial tissue allograft transplantation. Ann Plast Surg. 2007 Jun;58(6):595-601.
  4. Azari K, Fisher C. A simple device for the application of medicinal leeches. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Nov;122(5):168e-169e.
  5. Pannucci CJ, Dreszer G, Wachtman CF, Bailey SH, Portschy PR, Hamill JB, Hume KM, Hoxworth RE, Rubin JP, Kalliainen LK, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG. Postoperative Enoxaparin Prevents Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism in High-Risk Plastic Surgery Patients.
    Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov;128(5):1093-1103.
  6. Pannucci CJ, Wachtman CF, Dreszer G, Bailey SH, Portschy PR, Hamill JB, Hume KM, Hoxworth RE, Kalliainen LK, Rubin JP, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG. The effect of post-operative enoxaparin on risk for re-operative hematoma. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan;129(1):160–168.
  7. Fisher C, Grahovac T, Marra KG, Shippert, Coleman SR, Rubin JP.. A Comparison of Human Fat Graft Harvest Methods and Processing Techniques. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Aug;132(2): 351-361.

Books & Chapters:

  1. Fisher C, Snyder N. Gynecomastia. In: Plastic Surgery Pearls of Wisdom Editors: Samuel Lin, MD and Hijjawi J, MD. McGraw Hill Publishing, New York, NY 2006.
  2. Fisher C, Wachtman GS, Azari K. In: ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery. Ch. 31, Thermal Injury. Lippincott, Williams and Williams. 2009.

Invited Presentations, Posters & Abstracts

National:

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Boston MA
2011

A Comparison of Human Fat Graft Harvest Methods and Processing Techniques
Christine Fisher, Tara Grahovac, Jedidiah McAtee, Kacey G. Marra, Ron Shippert, Sydney R. Coleman, J. Peter Rubin.

2011
American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Boca Raton FL
2011

Christine Fisher, Christopher J. Pannucci, George Dreszer, Stephen H. Bailey, Pamela R. Portschy, Jennifer B. Hamill, KM Hume, Ron E. Hoxworth, J Peter Rubin, Lori K Kalliainen, Andrea L. Pusic, Edwin G. Wilkins. Postoperative Enoxaparin Prevents Symptomatic Venous

2011

Regional:

Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, Cincinnati OH
2010

Adipose Derived Stem Cell Proliferation and VEGF Secretion is Increased by Wound Fluid Stimulation
Christine Fisher, Joseph Michaels, V, Jedidiah McAtee, Mostafa Ramadan, Natasa Miljkovic, Han Li, J. Peter Rubin, and Kacey G. Marra.

2010
Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, Cleveland OH
2012

Donor Site Analgesia in Cleft Alveolar Reconstruction: Examining the Effects of Minimal Access Surgical Techniques Compared to Regional Anesthesia Techniques
Christine Fisher, Zoe MacIsaac, Katherine Boretsky, Lorelai Grunwaldt, Karen Boretsky, Joseph Losee, and Anand Kumar

2012
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