University Surgical Associates is excited to add fellowship-trained pediatric surgeon Jeremy Fisher, MD to our team of surgical experts. Dr. Fisher has an extensive research background and is trained in laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery techniques. He treats children of all ages with conditions such as Hirschsprung’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, adrenal tumors, and more.
Dr. Fisher grew up in a little town in New England, where his father was an internist and emergency medicine physician. He knew from a young age that he wanted to become a physician and planned to pursue orthopedic surgery. As a medical student, he rotated through pediatric surgery and helped with an operation on a newborn baby who had a tumor – and that experience changed his direction.
“I found that I really enjoyed taking care of these little patients, talking to their parents, putting their minds at ease and reducing the suffering of families as they go through hard times,” says Dr. Fisher. “Pediatric surgery also has intellectual and technical challenges, which makes it very rewarding when patients have good outcomes.”
After his undergraduate degree, Dr. Fisher took time off to live and work in Ghana before beginning medical school and residency training. He spent two years in a research fellowship where he studied intestinal (short bowel syndrome). He then completed his education with a pediatric surgery fellowship.
“Intestinal failure is commonly seen in children’s hospitals, typically the result of neonatal illness, congenital problems or trauma,” says Dr. Fisher. “Most pediatric surgeons have some experience with treating complex GI issues such as inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal failure in children and adolescents, but there are few that have focused on it as their primary area of research and care. The complexity and providing expertise in an underserved area of research is what drew me to this sub-specialty.”
Dr. Fisher is excited to join his colleagues at USA and for the opportunity to have a general pediatric practice, while putting his experience in complicated GI surgery to good use.
“I really enjoy the moments where I can work with a family who is understandably anxious about what’s going on with their child and put them at ease – offering them an explanation about the condition and the comfort that we’re here to help their child get well,” explains Dr. Fisher. “Of all the things I do, seeing that reaction of relief is the very best part of my job.”
Dr. Fisher earned his medical degree and completed surgical residency at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and Boston Children’s Hospital and pediatric surgery fellowship at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Fisher is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Pediatric Surgical Association, among others.
Call USA at 423-267-0466 to make an appointment with Dr. Jeremy Fisher.