CincinnatióJosef E. Fischer, MD, chairman of the Department of
Surgery at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, has
been recently appointed as the college's associate dean of community
affairs. Fischer will work to strengthen relationships with the
community and businessmen in this newly created part-time position.
graduated from Harvard Medical School and received his training at
Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1978, he became the Christian R.
Holmes Professor and director of the Department of Surgery at UC. Under
his guidance, the surgical program developed an international
reputation as one of the best academic departments of surgery in the
country. Over the years, Fischer has held a number of prestigious
positions, including chairman of the American Board of Surgery, first
vice president of the American College of Surgeons, and president of
the Surgical Infection Society. He was recently selected as one of the
24 outstanding surgeons of the century by the Archives of Surgery.
served at the National Institutes of Health where he worked as a
research associate with Irwin Kopin and Julius Axeirod. He holds an
honorary Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Lund in Sweden
and has been granted honorary fellowships in the Royal College of
Surgeons of Edinburgh.