Dr. Fischer serves as Residency Program Director in the Department of Medicine at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in New York City. In 2017 he was the producer of the off-Broadway play "Lost and Guided", an original play by The Angle Project based on interviews and the real life stories of Syrian refugees, especially doctors in Syrian and the United States.
He completed a Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and has been involved in medical education at a national level for the last 25 years. He is Vice-Chair of Medicine and Chair of the institution’s Ethics Committee at Brookdale. He is a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology at Touro college of Medicine in New York. He is ordained as an Interfaith Minister. He is the author of 15 textbooks of medicine with 250,000 copies in print. He holds a Master's degree in theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. His work at the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York explores the life-cycle of religious violence using the same methodologies put to work at stopping the life-cycle of HIV and cancer.
Rev Dr. Fischer is delighted to be fortunate enough to come into contact with the Producers Bayard Outerbridge and Ilona Perry and the Director Anthony Grippa. He feels sure real narrative stories of Syrian refugees in theatre and film will be able to change political policy in a way that documentaries have not been able to.