Michael Fisch, MD, Oncology, Chicago, IL, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

MichaelJ.FischMD

Oncology Chicago, IL

Hospice & Palliative

Medical Director, Oncology Programs, AIM Specialty Health

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Summary

  • I am Medical Director of Oncology Programs and Genetics at AIM Specialty Health, a subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. In this role, I am involved in creating and implementing cancer care solutions that drive high quality, high value, patient and family-centered care.

    From a clinical standpoint, I am board certified in medical oncology, internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. I serve as Clinical Professor (part-time) in the Department of General Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In this role, I treat oncology patients in Houston and work closely with medical oncology fellows.

    In addition, I am active in clinical research, particularly clinical trials related to symptom and treatment toxicity management. I serve as Co-Chair of the Symptom Control and Quality of Life Committee for the SWOG Cancer Research Group. I enjoy using twitter to share professional information in oncology and my twitter handle is @fischmd.

Education & Training

  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineFellowship, General Oncology, 1995 - 1997
  • Indiana University
    Indiana UniversityMPH, Health Education, 1997
  • Indiana University
    Indiana UniversityMPH, Health Education, 1997
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineFellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 1993 - 1996
  • University of Virginia
    University of VirginiaResidency, Internal Medicine, 1990 - 1993
  • University of Virginia
    University of VirginiaInternship, Internal Medicine, 1989 - 1990
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
    University of Virginia School of MedicineClass of 1990
  • University of Virginia
    University of VirginiaBA, Echols Scholar, 1986
  • University of Virginia
    University of VirginiaBA, 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2001 - 2021
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1997 - 2022
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 1993 - 1997
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Medical Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Vicente Valero LBJ Clinician Educator of the Year MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2019
  • Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology ASCO, 2016
  • Director's Service Award National Cancer Institute, 2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Patient-oncologist alliance as protection against suicidal ideation in young adults with advanced cancer  
    Trevino KM, Abbott CH, Fisch MJ, Friedlander RJ, Duberstein PR, Prigerson HG, Cancer, 5/1/2014
  • Determinants of pain severity changes in ambulatory cancer patients: An analysis from ECOG E2Z02  
    Zhao F, Chang VT, Cleeland C, Cleary JF, Mitchell EP, Wagner LI, Fisch MJ, J Clin Oncol, 2/1/2014
  • Predictors of significant worsening of patient-reported fatigue over a one-month timeframe in ambulatory patients with common solid tumors  
    Fisch M, Zhao F, O'Mara A, Wang X, Cella D, Cleeland C, Cancer, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Prediction and early detection of anthracycline-related cardiotoxicity using cardiac biomarkers.
    Stevens, PL, Lenihan DJ, Ky B, Warneke CL, Johnson MM, Abramson VG, Mayer IA, Adams PT, Campbell MG, Cheema PS, Moore DF, Yeshwant C, Carver JR, BFisch M, J Clin Oncol, 6/1/2014
  • Clinical risk prediction in anthracycline cardiotoxicity.
    Ky B, Wameke CL, Lenihan DJ, Cheema PS, Moore DF, Campbell MG, YeshwantC, Adams PT, Krone R, Carver JR, Nasta S, Svoboda J, Schuster SJ, Reddy NM, Patel SM, Rieber AG,..., J Clin Oncol, 5/1/2014
  • Factors asociated with loss of employment among metastatic patients.
    Tevaarwerk A, Lee JW, Sesto ME, Terhaar A, Smith ML, Cleeland CS, Wagner LI, Fisch M., J Clin Oncol, 5/1/2014
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Lectures

  • The use of optimal evidence-based chemotherapy (chemo) regimens in physician offices versus hospital outpatient facilities. 
    ASCO Annual Meeting 2019 - Chicago, IL - 6/2/2019
  • Teaching Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy to Solve Real Problems. 
    Chicago, IL - 11/11/2014
  • Pearls From the Lens of an Academic General Oncologist 
    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX - 7/8/2014
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Other

  • Buoyancy: A model for self-reflection about stress and burnout in oncology providers. 
    Fisch, Michael J, ASCO
    1/1/2012
  • Mobile health applications for personal and professional use. 
    Fisch, Michael J, ASCO
    6/1/2011

Authored Content

  • Caring and Learning from Every Patient and Ourselves at ASCOJune 2019
  • Caring and Learning from Every Patient and Ourselves at ASCOJune 2019

Press Mentions

  • More Activity, Healthier Diet Tied to Extended Survival After Colon Cancer
    More Activity, Healthier Diet Tied to Extended Survival After Colon CancerApril 18, 2018 11:40
  • Nutrition, Physical Activity Guidelines and Survival After Colon Cancer Diagnosis
    Nutrition, Physical Activity Guidelines and Survival After Colon Cancer DiagnosisApril 14, 2018 11:07
  • Want to Help Beat Colon Cancer? Live Healthy
    Want to Help Beat Colon Cancer? Live HealthyApril 13, 2018 11:25
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Committees

  • Member (through 2019), Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) 2016 - 2016
  • Member, Ad Hoc Quality Plan Committee 2013 - 2015
  • Member, Clinical Faculty Review (Promotion) Committee 2013 - 2015
  • Member, Co-Chair (2014), Patient Experience Steering Committee 2012 - 2015
  • Member, Physician Relations Faculty Advisory Board 2012 - 2015
  • Member (2008-2009, and 2012-2013), Credentialing Committee of the Medical Staff 2012 - 2013
  • Member, Executive Billing and Compliance Committee 2008 - 2011
  • Chair, Data Safety Monitoring Board, North American Brain Tumor Consortium, Chair, 1/2006−1/2009 2006 - 2009
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Curriculum Committee 2006 - 2008
  • Member, MD Anderson Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Steering Committee 2005 - 2015
  • Chair, Editorial board, Oncolog: Report to Physicians 2005 - 2015

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Hospital Affiliations