Clark Fisher, MD, PhD
Dr. Fisher is an anesthesiologist and research fellow at Yale School of Medicine. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and studied Molecular Biology and Neuroscience as an undergraduate at Princeton University. After a year as a clinical research coordinator at UCSF (University of California San Francisco), he joined the Tri-Institutional MD/PhD Program receiving his PhD in Winrich Freiwald’s Lab at Rockefeller University, studying the neural basis of facial perception. While finishing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical college, he discovered the fun and challenge of providing anesthesia. He went on to complete an anesthesiology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and is now wrapping up his adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship. During his clinical training, he became excited about the opportunity that intraoperative records provide to understand anesthetic practice and its impact, especially when combined across institutions and with other medical data. He has an ongoing MPOG research project to understand the variation in opioid use during cardiac surgeries. Dr. Fisher’s fellowship project will examine diurnal variation of intraoperative hypotension during non-cardiac surgery.