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Stefanie Fischer, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Director, Patient Simulation Center

Clinical Interests: Neurosurgical Anesthesia, Advanced Airway Management
Teaching Interests: Clinical Teaching in the OR, Patient Simulation

Dr. Fischer grew up in Germany and attained her Medical Doctoral degree from Heidelberg University Medical School. After completing a residency program in internal medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University she returned to Germany where she enrolled in the Anesthesiology and Critical care residency program at the Westfaelische Wilhelms Universitaet in Muenster. For the research portion of that training she came to Galveston for a two year postdoctoral fellowship at the Investigational Intensive Care Unit at The University of Texas Medical Branch. Thereafter she completed her Anesthesiology residency at UTMB. Dr. Fischer joined the faculty at UTMB in 2001 and is currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at UTMB. Dr. Fischer is the director of the rotations in airway management as well as neuroanesthesia. She has been a member of the teaching faculty of the Patient Simulation Center since early on. She became increasingly involved when the center developed and regularly conducted simulation courses in advanced airway management. In 2007 she was appointed as Assistant Director.