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Dr. Craig P. Fischer

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The Methodist Hospital corporation
6560 Fannin ST 220
Houston , Texas 77030
United States

Company Description: The Methodist Hospital, established in Houston, Texas, in 1919, is one of the nation's largest private, non-profit hospitals and is a charter member of the Texas...   more

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  • MD
  • MPH
  • combined MD
  • MBA
  • MD Ex-Officio
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Craig Fischer, chief of digestive surgical oncology and associate professor of surgery at Methodist Hospital, apologized for his suit in a signed statement provided to the Houston Chronicle by [...]
"This is part of the more ..., 1 Sept 2010 [cached]
"This is part of the more complicated story about the epidemic of obesity," said Craig P. Fischer, MD, MPH, assistant professor of surgery of Methodist Hospital in Houston, as he moderated a press conference where the studies were presented.
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Craig Peter Fischer, M.D.
Craig Peter Fischer M.D., M.P.H., FACS
Craig Fischer was born in Rochester, MN on January 26, 1965 and died on June 28, 2014. Craig moved to Houston in 1982 when his father, Dr. Ronald Fischer, accepted a position as Director of Trauma Surgery at University of Texas Medical School.
Craig began his surgical training at Case Western Reserve University and finished at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1999 where he was voted most outstanding Chief Resident. He began work at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary later that year as a fellow in Hepatobiliary and Transplant surgery. After completing his hepatobiliary surgical training, he returned to the University of Texas, Houston to follow in his father’s footsteps as an academic surgeon. Dr. Fischer was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas in Houston and quickly rose through the ranks to become section head of hepatobiliary surgery. In 2005, he was recruited to The Methodist Hospital as an Associate Professor of Surgery.
During his tenure there, he pioneered several new techniques in liver and pancreas surgery and helped develop a nationally-recognized pancreatic islet cell laboratory and transplant program. He was a highly respected member of the Surgery Department known for being technically gifted and kindhearted with his colleagues and patients. Craig was an invited speaker in over 20 countries and held numerous leadership roles in several professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and American Hepatopancreatico Biliary Association. He was honored with several awards for outstanding teaching of surgical residents.
The passion Craig brought to his professional life was also evident in his personal life. He was an avid cyclist. He climbed Mount Ventoux, completing one of the most challenging Tour de France stages. He was an accomplished lead guitarist, playing in bands off and on over the years. He was a gifted photographer whose incredible travel photos he generously shared with his family and friends. He was a serious history buff with a vast knowledge of war history.
Craig will be remembered as a loving, devoted individual who enriched the lives of those who knew him.
Please consider making a contribution to the UTHealth Medical School in memory of Dr. Craig P. Fischer and his father, Dr. Ronald P. Fischer, both of whom were honored and accomplished surgeons who cared passionately about the benefits of medical research.
UTHealth Medical School at Houston, Dr. Craig P. Fischer and Dr. Ronald P. Fischer Memorial Fund, Office of Development, P.O. Box 301413, Dallas, TX 75303-1413
SSAT Content, 27 Sept 2013 [cached]
"I think many of the abstracts in this session will be of great interest, with a mixture of specialty surgery and bread-and-butter topics," said Craig P. Fischer, MD, MPH.
"The first paper is a real highlight," Dr. Fischer, co-chair of the SSAT Program Committee, said of "Intraoperative Assessment of Perfusion in Gastric Grafts for Reconstruction After Esophagectomy: Predicting Anastomotic Complications."
"This is a novel and important way to look at how surgeons examine their gastric conduit at the time of reconstruction after esophagectomy. This group has looked at a novel way to assess the profusion of that particular area of the stomach," he said.
Another important abstract is "A Drain Amylase "This is a good paper looking at a common and important problem, and segregates patients early in the post-operative course who may have a complication. This may allow surgeons to act early and enhance patient recovery with a simple, widely available test," Dr. Fischer said.
Also on Tuesday is Quick Shots II, featuring 10 abstracts, with "Citizen Perceptions of LESS Surgery and NOTES ®: The Impact of Age, Gender, and BMI" standing out, he said.
"It's novel to ask patients about perceptions of future types of operations," Dr. Fischer said. "As surgical operations become less invasive, the balance of cosmetic versus functional concerns are paramount. This study is a unique insight into what our patients are thinking."
Quick Shots III, presented Wednesday, will feature 12 more abstracts, and Dr. Fischer called it "a highlight session."
"We choose the Quick Shots because the subject matter is amenable to short, three-minute presentations, and where the presenters are adept at a focused and clear talk," he said.
One outstanding abstract in the session is "Spontaneous Reflux During Videoesophagram: Its Clinical Significance and Correlation with pH Monitoring."
"When patients have an upper GI, radiologists comment on the finding of spontaneous reflux, but the clinical significance of this is often misunderstood by patients and nongastrointestinal specialists," Dr. Fischer said. "This paper clarifies the subject."
Also during the session, a leading group of investigators from the Netherlands will present "A Pilot Trial of Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation for the Eradication of Esophageal Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Early Squamous Cell Carcinoma Limited to the Mucosa."
"This looks at the use of mucosal techniques in the treatment of squamous cancer of the esophagus," Dr. Fischer said.
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COURTESY PHOTO SPLIT UP: Dr. Craig Fischer, a prominent Houston surgeon, is suing Nichole Johnson for the return of a $73,000, 4-carat ring that he gave her before she broke off their engagement. / Craig Fischer
COURTESY PHOTO SPLIT UP: Dr. Craig Fischer, a prominent Houston surgeon, is suing Nichole Johnson for the return of a $73,000, 4-carat ring that he gave her before she broke off their engagement. / Craig Fischer
Dr. Craig Fischer, chief of digestive surgical oncology and associate professor of surgery at Methodist Hospital, says he bought the 4.06-carat ring from Zadok's Jewelers in Houston on Aug. 8.
Fischer also wants his former fiancée, Nichole Johnson, to pay back $75,000 from a shared bank account and apartment lease, according to the lawsuit filed this week in Harris County.
The suit claims Johnson never intended to marry Fischer and used the relationship only as a means to get to the doctor's money.
Despite all the accusations, Fischer said he still cares for the woman he met this spring through mutual friends.
"I've been in love with her for a long time," said Fischer, 45, who is president of the Houston Surgical Society. "I still am, and I'm deeply hurt. This is tough because I really do love her."
Not her 'sugar daddy'
Fischer dismisses any suggestion that his former flame is a con artist.
"She is gainfully employed," he noted. "She's got a great job and makes a lot of money. It should not appear that I'm her 'sugar daddy.' She's my equal in every way."
"Our relationship has been one of joy and happiness amongst our mutual families and friends," who hosted a Sept. 10 engagement party for the couple, Fischer said.
Fischer is seeking the return of $50,000 for a lease he signed for an apartment the two were to share. He also wants his ex to pay back $25,000 that he had deposited in a joint checking account.
The lawsuit describes the funds as a gift "in contemplation of the parties' marriage."
It further alleges that Johnson cheated on Fischer, withdrew most of the funds in their bank account and has absconded with the ring and wedding funds.
Johnson has falsely accused Fischer of stalking her and has used social media, including Facebook, to engage in a smear campaign against him, the lawsuit states.
"(Johnson) has publicized false statements to thousands of Facebook 'friends' in order to defame (Fischer) in front of his colleagues in the medical profession and to destroy his stellar reputation in the medical community," the lawsuit states.
Dr. Craig Fischer, chief of digestive surgical oncology and associate professor of surgery at Methodist Hospital, says he bought the 4.06-carat ring from...
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