Conrad Fischer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Pharmacology, Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences
Conrad Fischer, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Pharmacology at Touro College of Medicine. Dr. Fischer is responsible for the content of the Physiology Course for the first year curriculum. He also helps arrange clinical rotations at the third and fourth year student level for Touro College of Medicine at our affiliate hospitals in Brooklyn. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College, has been in practice for 27 years, and is a public health advocate. In addition, Dr Fischer is the residency program director in Internal Medicine for 100 trainees at Brookdale University Medical Center in Brooklyn.
He has taught courses nationally and internationally for 25 years. He has received eight teacher of the year awards. His “Master the Boards” series for USMLE review reaches 20,000 medical students per year and is the leading textbook for USMLE preparation in the world. In 2015, Dr. Fischer with our Pre-clinical Dean, Dr. Arthur Prancan released “Pharmacology for USMLE step one” as a publication.
Selected PublicationsOriginal papers:
Fischer C, Sepkowitz KA. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients with neoplastic disease. Infect Med. 10:8-10, 1993.
Fischer C, Sepkowitz KA. Infections in gynecologic oncology patients. Infect Med. 11: 324-326, 1994.
Fischer C. Polsky B. Retroviruses and cancer. Infect Med. 11:584-586, 1994.
Fischer C, Kiehn TE. Bartonella Infections. Infect Med. 12:112-116, 1995.
Fischer C. Do our children need to die of AIDS for politics? In: The Internist: Health policy in practice. 36:29-30, 1995
Fischer C, Rosenwald V, Harewood L, Blum C. Antiretrovirals during pregnancy in HIV-1- positive women in New York City. Lancet 1998; 351:1029-1030.
Fischer C, Senining R, Welch D, Kiehn TE, Armstrong D. Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana as a cause of catheter related bacteremia in an HIV-negative cancer patient. Infect Dis Clin Pract, 2000;9:299-300.
Fischer C, Sonpal N, Sharma V. Negative Perception of Medicine by Students and Physicians Compared with the Past. In preparation. 2009
Fischer C, Faselis C. USMLE Step 3 Lecture Notes. Kaplan Medical, New York, 2009
Fischer C, Reichert S. “Master the Boards:USMLE Step 3.” New York, Kaplan Publishing. 2009
Fischer C. Routine Miracles: Restoring Faith and Hope in Medicine. Kaplan Publishing, New York, 2009
Fischer C. “Master the Boards: USMLE Step 2 CK” New York, Kaplan Publishing released November 2010
Fischer C. “Master the Boards: Internal Medicine New York, Kaplan Publishing, 2011
Fischer C. “Master the Wards: Survive Clerkship and Ace the Shelf”,Kaplan Publishing, 2014
Fischer C. “Internal Medicine: Correlations and Clinical Scenarios” McGraw Hill, 2014
August E, Fischer C. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Correlations and Clinical Scenarios” McGraw Hill, 2015
Jose RM, Iswara K, Vlodov J, Hinedi T, Fischer C, Chapnick E, Scileppi, Lapin S, Tenner S. The addition of Amantadine to Rebetron (Interferon/Ribavirin) may assist in the clearance of hepatitis C in patients who fail Rebetron alone. . Investigators (SHINE) meeting. Orlando Fl, February, 2001.
Jose RM, Fischer C, Vlodov J, Iswara K, Tenner SM. PEG Intron A/Ribavirin is superior to Intron A/ribavirin with and without amantidine in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Gastroenterology 2002, 1458A
Fischer C, Sonpal, Sharma V. Negative Perceptions of Medical Students and Residents towards Research Track and Non Subspecialty Careers in Medicine. Submitted to ACP, Dec 2008.
Works in Progress
Fischer C. The Lover’s Quest for the Beloved: Mystical love poetry of the thirteenth century Persian poet, Jellaludin Rumi. (complete, submitted)