Dr. Christopher Fischer is an emergency physician and Site Chief in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance. His career objective is to develop and implement innovative and evidence-based programs to improve the care of patients in the emergency departments at CHA, balancing patient safety, efficiency, and value.
Prior to coming to CHA, Dr. Fischer was Director of Clinical Operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. There, he focused on improving patient handoffs in the emergency department, and has published research focused on improving the ability to diagnose and treat time-sensitive illnesses, reducing errors and improving patient safety. Another thread of his research has examined the role of emergency physicians in improving public health through outreach to patients and policymakers involved in injury prevention, including efforts related to urban bicycle safety.
He is a diplomate of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He completed emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
His future objectives are to develop a system of utilizing the clinical and administrative capabilities of CHA to implement, study, and disseminate innovative patient-centered ways to inform decision-making about patient care in the ED.