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Meet the International Patient Program Physicians Team

John D. Fisher, MD

Practice Specialty
Cardiology (Heart), Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Internal Medicine
Medical Education
Wayne State University
Boston City Hospital, New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center
Montefiore Medical Center
Main Location
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467-2401
Phone: (718) 920-8011
Fax: (718) 547-2111
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The Heart Physicians
80 Mill River Street
Stamford, CT 06902-3733
Phone: (203) 348-7410
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Montefiore Tarrytown Practice
200 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591-4500
Phone: (914) 631-2895
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Montefiore Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461-2301
Phone: (718) 904-2000
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Montefiore at 1250 Waters Place
1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461-2720
Phone: (718) 920-8011
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Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital
12 North 7th Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550-2026
Phone: (914) 361-6098
Fax: (914) 664-0873
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Montefiore Greene Medical Arts Pavilion
3400 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467-2404
Phone: (718) 920-5580
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Academic Title
Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Cardiology)
Administrative Title
Attending Physician
Clinical Focus

All aspects of Arrhythmias, especially clinical diagnosis, decisions, and treatment. Teaching, as well as local, national, international cardiology improvements.

Research Focus

Heart rhythm abnormalities: prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Among the first electrophysiologists to develop anti-tachycardia pacing and ablation.


View Dr. Fisher's publications on Pubmed

Dr. Fisher’s publications include some 200 peer-reviewed papers, several hundred abstracts, and over 200 reviews, editorials, and chapters. 

A few recent selections:

Link MS, Exner DV, Anderson M , Ackerman M, Al-Ahmad A, Knight BP, Markowitz SM, Kaufman ES, Haines D, Asirvatham SJ, Callans DJ, MD, Mounsey JP, Bogun F, Narayan SM, Krahn AD, Mittal M, Singh J, Fisher JD, MD, FHRS, Chugh SS. HRS Policy Statement: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Curriculum: Update 2011. Heart Rhythm 2011;8 (8):1340-1356. PMID: 21699868.

Holmes DR Jr, Mack MJ, Kaul S, Agnihotri A, Alexander KP, Bailey SR, Calhoon JH, Carabello BA, Desai MY, Edwards FH, Francis GS, Gardner TJ, Kappetein AP, Linderbaum JA, Mukherjee C, Mukherjee D, Otto CM, Ruiz CE, Sacco RL, Smith D, Thomas JD, Harrington RA, Bhatt DL, Ferrari VA, Fisher JD, Garcia MJ, Gardner TJ, Gentile F, Gilson MF, Hernandez AF, Jacobs AK, Kaul S, Linderbaum JA, Moliterno DJ, Weitz HH; American Heart Association; American Society of Echocardiography; European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery; Heart Failure Society of America; Mended Hearts; Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists; Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography; Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.2012 ACCF/AATS/SCAI/STS expert consensus document on transcatheter aortic valve replacement: developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Heart Failure Society of America, Mended Hearts, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society for Cardiovascular agnetic Resonance. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Sep;144(3):e29-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.03.001. PMID:22898522, and  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Jun 1;79(7):1023-82. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24351. Epub 2012 Apr 19. Review. No abstract available. PMID:22294439

Ceresnak SR, Pass RH, Krumerman AK, Kim SG, Nappo L, Fisher JD. Characteristics of Ventricular Tachycardia Arising from the Inflow Region of the Right Ventricle. J. Electrocardiol. 2012; 45(4): 385-390.   PMID: 22554461

Editors of the Heart Group Journals. Statement on Matching Language to the Type of Evidence Used in Describing Outcomes Data. JACC 2012;60:2420.    PMID:23217842

Kelesidis I,  Yang F, Maybaum S, Goldstein D, D’Alessandro DA, Ferrick KJ,  Kim SG, Palma EC, Gross JN, Fisher JD, Krumerman AK. Examination of Explanted Heart Following Radiofrequency Ablation for Intractable Ventricular Arrhythmia. Circ A & E 2012 Dec 1;5(6):e109-10. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.112.974972. PubMed PMID: 23250554.

Yedlapati N, Fisher JD. Pacemaker Diagnostics in Atrial Fibrillation: Limited Usefulness for Therapy Initiation in a Pacemaker Practice. PACE 2014;37:1189-1197. doi: 10.1111/pace.12392. PMID24724532.

Haines DE, Beheiry B, Akar JG, Baker J, Beinborn D, Beshai JF, Brysiewicz N, Chiu-Man C, Collins KK, Dare M, CEPS, Fetterly K, Fisher JD, Hongo R, Irefin S,  Lopez J, Miller JM, Perry JC, Slotwiner DJ, Tomassoni GF, Weiss E, Electrophysiology(EP) Lab Standards:Process,Protocols, Equipment,Personnel,andSafety. Heart RhythmSocietyExpertConsensusStatement. Heart Rhythm in press 2014.  PMID 24814989

Eric H. Shulman, MD, Philip Aagaard, MD, PhD, John D. Fisher, MD, Jay N. Gross, MD, Soo G. Kim, MD, Eugen C. Palma, MD, Kevin Ferrick, MD and Andrew Krumerman, MD. Early Repolarization - Implications in the Hispanic Population. Am J Cardiol 2014, in press.

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John D. Fisher, MD, is an Attending Physician, Program Director CCEP Fellowship, and an Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Montefiore and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical focus is on all aspects of arrhythmias, especially clinical diagnosis, decisions, and treatment. He is also interested in teaching local, national, and international cardiology improvements.

Dr. Fisher received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1965. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1969 from Wayne State University School of Medicine. In 1970, Dr. Fisher completed a medical internship at Boston City Hospital Tufts Medical Service. He completed his first-year residency at Boston City Hospital, followed by a second year at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Fisher completed three years of cardiac fellowships; the first at Montefiore, followed by a year at Hammersmith Hospital (London), and returning to Montefiore to finish his final year.

Dr. Fisher’s research focus is on heart rhythm abnormalities and their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. His work has been published in more than 500 reviewed journals and abstracts and chapters, and numerous national and international meetings.

Dr. Fisher is board certified in Medicine, Cardiology, and Electrophysiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of many professional societies, including the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, European Society of Cardiology, and the American Medical Association. 

John D. Fisher, MD, Attending Physician, Cardiac Electrophysiology