Jason Fischer

BSc, MSc, MD
Interim Chief of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Founder of POCUS Program at SickKids, Staff Physician, Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Fischer completed his Emergency Medicine training at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. His subspecialty training included a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Childrenʼs Hospital and Research Center Oakland and an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship at Alameda County Medical Center.

Dr. Fischer has lectured and instructed physicians nationally and internationally on the evolving use of ultrasound technology in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, with a focus on the use of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in the emergency setting. He leads the innovative Emergency Ultrasound Program at SickKids which includes the Paediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship; the first of its kind in Canada.


CLINICAL CARE ACTIVITIES

  • Director, Emergency Ultrasound Program
  • Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program
  • Physician Lead, Emergency Airway Team


ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • Residency; Emergency Medicine, Alameda County Medical Center
  • Fellowship; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Childrenʼs Hospital and Research Center Oakland
  • Fellowship; Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, Alameda County Medical Center


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS 

Marin JR, Lewiss RE; American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2013-2014; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (Reviewers); American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee, 2013-2014;World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound Board of Directors (reviewers); American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2013-2014; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Reviewers; American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee 2013-2014; World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound Board of Directors reviewers. Point-of-Care ultrasonography by pediatric emergency medicine physicians. Ann Emerg Med.  2015.  65(4):472-8.

Boutis K, Fischer J, Freedman SB, Thomas KE. Radiation exposure from imaging tests in pediatric emergency medicine: a survey of physician knowledge and risk disclosure practices. J Emerg Med 2014;47(1):36-44.

Finkelstein Y, Fischer JW. Young child with strabismus. Ann Emerg Med 2014;64(2):213-7. 

Fischer JW and Kwan C. Emergency point-of-care ultrasound diagnosis of hematocolpometra and imperforate hymen in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Paediatr Emerg Care 2014;30(2):128-30. 

Thomas K, Freedman S, Fischer JW, Cogollo W, BenDavid G, Boutis K. Parental Knowledge of Potential Cancer Risks from Exposure to Computed Tomography. Pediatrics 2013;132(2):305-11. (doi:  10.1542/peds.2013-0378.R2). 

Frenkel O, Mansour K, Fischer JW.  Ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block for pain control in an infant with a femur fracture due to nonaccidental trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Feb;28(2):183-4. 

Carnell J, Fischer JW, Nagdev A. Ultrasound detection of obstructive pyelonephritis due to urolithiasis in the ED. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011;29(7):843e1-3. 

Frenkel O, Herring AA, Fischer JW, Carnell J, Nagdev A. Supracondylar radial nerve block for treatment of distal radius fractures in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011;41(4):386-388. 

Herring AA, Stone MB, Fischer JW, Frenkel O, Chiles K, Teismann N, Nagdev A. Ultrasound guided distal popliteal sciatic nerve block for ED anesthesia. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011;29(6):697e3-5. 

Stone MB, Carnell J, Fischer JW, Herring AA, Nagdev A. Ultrasound guided intercostal nerve block in the management of traumatic pneumothorax requiring tube thoracostomy. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011;29(6): 697e1-2. 

Fischer JW, Cho CS. Pediatric Syncope: cases from the emergency department. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North American. 2010;28(3):501-516. 

Fischer JW, Reading SA, Hillyer L, Woodward B, Barclay JK. Contractile function in vitro of slow-twitch skeletal muscle from weanling mice subjected to wasting malnutrition. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2001;79(6):512-8. 


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Fischer JW: Regional Anesthesia. In: Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. (Doniger, S., ed). Cambridge University. Publication Date: July 31, 2013.           

Fischer JW, Abo A, Sivitz A. Pediatric Applications. In: Emergency Ultrasound 3rd Edition. (Ma, J., ed.) McGraw-Hill 2013.

Fischer JW and Kwan C. Lumbar Puncture. In: Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. (McLario and Kendall, ed.) Cambridge University Press. 2013.

Fischer JW and Solano T. Bladder Aspiration. In: Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. (McLario and Kendall, ed.) Cambridge University Press 2013.

Fischer JW. Ankle Block. In: Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. (McLario and Kendall, ed.) Cambridge University Press. 2013. 

Fischer JW. Intercostal Nerve Block. In: Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. (McLario and Kendall, ed.) Cambridge University Press. 2013.

Fischer JW: Deep Vein Thrombosis. In: Essential Emergency Imaging. (Shah K, Lewiss R, and Saul T., eds). Lippincott,Williams & Wilkins, 2011. 


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Fischerʼs research focuses on the use of emergency ultrasound technology in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. Areas of emphasis include: novel clinical application design and use, knowledge translation and workflow impact.

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CONTACT

Jason Fischer, BSc, MSc, MD
Staff Physician, Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Interim Chief of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Founder of POCUS Program at SickKids, Staff Physician, Paediatric Emergency Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children

Phone: 416-813-7654 ext.5548
email: jason.fischer@sickkids.ca

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