Gary S. Fischer, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
  • Medical Director of Ambulatory Services
  • Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at 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: the use of health information technology (HIT) and clinical decision support to improve quality of care; the use of patient-facing HIT tools to improve patient outcomes, including with weight loss, diabetes care, hypertension, and prevention; electronic communication between patients and health care providers; and ambulatory quality improvement.