Jonathan Fisher , MD, MPH
Clerkship Director
Department: Emergency Medicine
Specialty: Emergency Medicine Provider
Location(s): Maricopa Medical Center
Language(s): English
Education: Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
Internship: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services

Awards Received

National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, American College of Emergency Physicians

Professional Areas of Interest

Dr. Fisher has dedicated his career to emergency medicine medical education and research development. He is double board certified in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Fisher plays key leadership roles in numerous national organizations including former chair elect of the Academy of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Council of Residency Director in Emergency Medicine and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians’ academic affairs committee. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national meetings. His clinical and research interests focus on emergency medicine medical education and on the intersections of public health and emergency care. Dr. Fisher has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles, 11 textbook chapters and edited 2 books in a broad range of topics including Education, Clinical Effectiveness, Public Health, EMS, Ethics, and End of Life.


Grossman SA, Brown DF, Chang Y, Chung WG, Cranmer H, Dan L, Fisher J, Tedrow U, Lewandrowski K, Jang IK, Nagurney JT. Predictors of delay in presentation to the ED in patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes. Am J Emerg Med. 2003;21(5):425-8.

Nagurney JT, Brown DF, Chae C, Chang Y, Chung WG, Cranmer H, Dan L, Fisher J, Grossman S, Tedrow U, Lewandrowski K, Jang IK. The sensitivity of cardiac markers stratified by symptom duration. J Emerg Med. 2005;29(4):409-15.

Nagurney JT, Brown DF, Chae C, Chang Y, Chung WG, Cranmer H, Dan L, Fisher J, Grossman S, Tedrow U, Lewandrowski K, Jang IK. Disagreement between formal and medical record criteria for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. Acad Emerg Med. 2005;12(5):446-52.

Nagurney JT, Brown DF, Chae C, Chang Y, Chung W, Cranmer H, Dan L, Fisher J, Grossman S,Tedrow U, Lewandrowski K, Jang IK. Predictors of revascularization among emergency department patients who are evaluated for acute coronary syndrome. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2005;19(1):41-6.

Fisher J, Ray A, Savett S, Milliron M, Koenig. Collegiate-based emergency medical services: A survey of EMS systems on college campuses. Prehosp Disast Med. 2006;21(2):91-96.

Fisher J, Anzalone B, McGhee J, Sylvia B, Ullman EA. Lack of early defibrillation capability and automated external defibrillators in nursing homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007;8(6):413-5.

Leon D, Sanchez LD, Goudie JS, De la Pena J, Ban K, Fisher J Mortality after emergency department intubation. Intern J Emerg Med. 2008; 1(2):131-133

Betz M, Kelly S, Fisher J Death certificate inaccuracy and underreporting of injury in the elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008; 56:2267–2272

Farrell SE, Coates WC, Khun GJ, Fisher J, Shayne P, Lin M. Highlights in emergency medicine medical education research: 2008. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Dec; 16(12):1318-24.

McGillicuddy DC, Babineau MR, Fisher J, Ban K, Sanchez LD. Is a postintubation chest radiograph necessary in the emergency department? Int J Emerg Med. 2009; 2(4):247-9.

Smith AK, Fisher J, Schonberg MA, Pallin DJ, Block SD, Forrow L, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP. Am I Doing the Right Thing? Provider Perspectives on Improving Palliative Care in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jul;54(1):86-93

Donnino MW, Cocchi MN, Miller J, Fisher J. Cannabinoid hyperemesis: A case series. J Emerg Med. 2009 Sep 16.

Betz ME, Fisher J.“The Trail-making Test B and driver screening in the emergency department” Traffic Inj Prev. 2009 Oct;10(5):415-20.

Goldstein JN, Espinola JA, Fisher J, Pallin DJ, Camargo CA. Public opinion of a stroke clinical trial using exception from informed consent. Int J Emerg Med. 2010; 3(4):385-9.

Smith AK, Schonberg MA, Fisher J, Pallin DJ, Block SD, Forrow L, McCarthy EP. Emergency department experiences of acutely symptomatic patients with terminal illness and their family caregivers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jun; 39(6):972-81.

Goldstein JN, Delaney KE, Pelletier AJ, Fisher J, Blanc PG, Halsey M, Pallin DJ, Camargo CA. A brief educational intervention may increase public acceptance of emergency research without consent. J Emerg Med. 2010 Oct; 39(4):419-35

McGillicuddy DC, de La Pena J, Goudie JS, Fisher J, Shapiro N, Sanchez LD. Adherence to dose of succinylcholine and etomidate in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 11(5):432-4.

Kuhn GJ, Shayne P, Coates WC, Fisher J, Lin M, Maggio LA, Farrell SE. Critical appraisal of emergency medicine educational research: the best publications of 2009. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Oct; 17 Suppl 2:S16-25.

Kravitz J, Dominici P, Ufberg J, Fisher J, Giraldo P. Two Days of Dexamethasone Versus 5 Days of Prednisone in the Treatment of Acute Asthma: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Feb 17.

Straszewski SM, Sanchez L, McGillicuddy D, Boyd K, Dufresne J, Joyce N, Wolfe R, Lee AW, Fisher J, Mottley JL. Use of separate venipunctures for IV access and laboratory studies decreases hemolysis rates. Intern Emerg Med. 2011 Apr 6.

Hansen CK, Fisher J, Joyce N, Edlow JA. Emergency department consultations for patients with neurological emergencies. Eur J Neurol. 2011 Nov; 18(11):1317-22.

Shayne P, Coates WC, Farrell SE, Kuhn DO GJ, Lin M, Maggio LA, Fisher J. Critical Appraisal of Emergency Medicine Educational Research: The Best Publications of 2010. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Oct; 18(10):1081-1089.

Betz ME, Bernstein SL, Gutman DC, Tibbles CD, Joyce NR, Lipton RI, Schweigler LM, Fisher J. Public health education for emergency medicine residents. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Oct; 41(4 Suppl 3):S242-50.

Smith AK, McCarthy E, Weber E, Cenzer IS, Boscardin J, Fisher J, Covinsky K. Half of older americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jun; 31(6):1277-85.

Easter BD, Fischer C, Fisher J. The use of mechanical ventilation in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2012;30(7):1183-8.

Hammoud MM, Margo K, Christner JG, Fisher J, Fischer SH, Pangaro LN. Opportunities and challenges in integrating electronic health records into undergraduate medical education: a national survey of clerkship directors. Teach Learn Med. 2012 Jul; 24(3):219-24.

Hammoud MM, Dalymple JL, Christner JG, Stewart RA, Fisher J, Margo K, Ali II, Briscoe GW, Pangaro LN. Medical student documentation in electronic health records: a collaborative statement from the alliance for clinical education. Teach Learn Med. 2012 Jul; 24(3):257-66.

Love JN, Howell JM, Hegarty CB, McLaughlin SA, Coates WC, Hopson LR, Hern GH, Rosen CL, Fisher J, Santen SA. Factors that influence medical student selection of an emergency medicine residency program: implications for training programs. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Apr; 19(4):455-60.

Khandelwal S, Bernard AW, Wald DA, Manthey DE, Fisher J, Ankel F, Williams SR, Szyld D, Riddle J, Anders Ericsson K. Developing and assessing initiatives designed to improve clinical teaching performance. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 19(12):1350-3.

Kroll K, Jesus J, Tibbles C, Fisher J, Ullman E. Intramuscular epinephrine and acute myocardial infarction. J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 43(6):1070-4.

Jesus JE, Allen MB, Michael GE, Donnino MW, Grossman SA, Hale CP, Breu AC, Bracey A, O'Connor JL, Fisher J. Preferences for resuscitation and intubation among patients with do-not-resuscitate/do-not-intubate orders. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Jul; 88(7):658-65.

Fisher J, Lin M, Coates WC, Kuhn GJ, Farrell SE, Maggio LA, Shayne P. Critical appraisal of emergency medicine educational research: the best publications of 2011. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Feb; 20(2):200-8.

Tibbles CD, Bouton M, Lucas JM, Harper M, Horwitz C, Fisher J. Emergency department management of pediatric patients with cyanotic heart disease and Fever. J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 44(3):599-604.

Landry AM, Stevens J, Kelly SP, Sanchez LD, Fisher J. Under-represented minorities in emergency medicine. J Emerg Med. 2013;45(1):100-4

Khandelwal S, Way DP, Wald DA, Fisher J, Ander DS, Thibodeau L, et al. State of undergraduate education in emergency medicine: a national survey of clerkship directors. Acad Emerg Med. 2014;21(1):92-5.

Lin M, Fisher J, Coates WC, Farrell SE, Shayne P, Maggio L, et al. Critical appraisal of emergency medicine education research: the best publications of 2012. Acad Emerg Med. 2014;21(3):322-33

Dubosh NM, Carney D, Fisher J, Tibbles CD. Implementation of an emergency department sign-out checklist improves transfer of information at shift change. J Emerg Med. 2014 Nov;47(5):580-5.

Peck TC, Dubosh N, Rosen C, Tibbles C, Pope J, Fisher J. Practicing Emergency Physicians Report Performing Well on Most Emergency Medicine Milestones J Emerg Med. J Emerg Med. 2014 Oct;47(4):432-40

Gates JD, Arabian S, Biddinger P, Blansfield J, Burke P, Chung S, Fisher J, Friedman F, Gervasini A, Goralnick E, Gupta A, Larentzakis A, McMahon M, Mella J, Michaud Y, Mooney D, Rabinovici R, Sweet D, Ulrich A, Velmahos G, Weber C, Yaffe MB.The initial response to the Boston marathon bombing: lessons learned to prepare for the next disaster. Ann Surg. 2014 Dec;260(6):960-6.

Kue RC, Temin ES, Weiner SG, Gates J, Coleman MH, Fisher J, Dyer S. Tourniquet Use in a Civilian Emergency Medical Services Setting: A Descriptive Analysis of the Boston EMS Experience. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 Feb 9 [Epub ahead of print]

Hansen CK, Fisher J, Joyce NR, Edlow JA.A prospective evaluation of indications for neurological consultation in the emergency department. Int J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;8(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s12245-015-0074-3. Epub 2015 Jul 25.

Goralnick E, Halpern P, Loo S, Gates J, Biddinger P, Fisher J, Velmahos G, Chung S, Mooney D, Brown C, Barnewolt B, Burke P, Gupta A, Ulrich A, Hojman H, McNulty E, Dorn B, Marcus L, Peleg K .Leadership During the Boston Marathon Bombings: A Qualitative After-Action Review. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Oct;9(5):489-95. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.42.

Chiu DT, Solano JJ, Ullman E, Pope J, Tibbles C, Horng S, Nathanson LA, Fisher J, Rosen CL. The Integration of Electronic Medical Student Evaluations Into an Emergency Department Tracking System is Associated With Increased Quality and Quantity of Evaluations. J Emerg Med. 2016 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27372377

Nelson P, Bell AJ, Nathanson L, Sanchez LD, Fisher J, Anderson PD. Ethnographic analysis on the use of the electronic medical record for clinical handoff. Intern Emerg Med. 2016 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27832465

Dubosh NM, Fisher J, Lewis J, Ullman EA. Faculty Evaluations Correlate Poorly with Medical Student Examination Performance in a Fourth-Year Emergency Medicine Clerkship. J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;52(6):850-855 PMID: 28341085

Lewis J, Dubosh N, Rosen C, Schoenfeld D, Fisher J, Ullman E. Interview Day Environment May Influence Applicant Selection of Emergency Medicine Residency Programs. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jan;18(1):142-145. PMID: 28116027

Hiller KM, Franzen D, Lawson L, Manthey D, Fisher J, Haughey M, Tews M, Dubosh N, House J, Trainor A, Wald D, Jung J. Clinical Assessment of Medical Students in the Emergency Department, a National Consensus Conference. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jan;18(1):82-83. PMID: 28116013

Chiu DT, Solano JJ, Ullman E, Pope J, Tibbles C, Horng S, Nathanson LA, Fisher J, Rosen CL. The Integration of Electronic Medical Student Evaluations Into an Emergency Department Tracking System is Associated With Increased Quality and Quantity of Evaluations. J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct;51(4):432-439. PMID: 2737237 o Other peer-reviewed publications

Donnino MW, Fisher J. Determining disease severity in severe sepsis and septic shock. [Editorial] Intern Emerg Med. 2006;1(3):219-20.

Zeller J, Murray SB, Fisher J. Spontaneous globe subluxation in a patient with hyperemesis gravidarum: A case report and review of the literature. J Emerg Med. 2007 Apr;32(3):285-7.

Fisher J, Sokolove P, Kelly S, Overcrowding: Harming the patients of tomorrow Acad Emerg Med 2009; 16:56–60

Wald DA, Manthey DE, Lin M, Anders DS, Fisher J. Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine: Statement of Purpose Acad Emerg Med (2008 Sep) 15(9):856-9

Edlow JA, Fisher J. Diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage: time to change the guidelines? Stroke. 2012;43(8):2031-2.