Associate Fellow

David Fischer, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine

David Fischer, MD is a neurointensivist and an Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests are focused around the detection, prediction, and promotion of consciousness recovery after severe brain injury. He is the Founding Director of the Recovery of Consciousness Via Evidence-Based Medicine and Research (RECOVER) Program at the University of Pennsylvania, an innovative model that aims to provide specialized, comprehensive, and longitudinal care to patients with disorders of consciousness after brain injury. His research involves advanced neuroimaging techniques (such as functional magnetic resonance imaging) to detect signs of consciousness and predict future neurologic recovery. Dr. Fischer obtained his MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed neurology residency and neurocritical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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