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Christine Fisher, M.D., FACS


University of Texas Medical Branch


Residency, Integrated Plastic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Research Fellow, Basic Science and Clinical Applications of Adipose Derived Stem Cells
Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine


Christine Fisher, M.D., FACS, is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Fisher is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction techniques for breast cancer patients using perforator flaps, such as DIEP flaps, and in cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. For appropriate candidates who are experiencing lymphedema after breast cancer treatment, she also offers lymphatic surgery, including lymphovenous anastomosis and lymph node transfer. She was named a 2017 Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly magazine.

Fisher graduated with honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to complete her training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. During her plastic surgery training, she cared for patients with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and burn and extremity trauma, using both traditional and microsurgical reconstructive techniques to solve a spectrum of functional and aesthetic problems. She trained in microsurgical perforator flap (DIEP flap) breast reconstruction at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and studied microsurgical lymph node transfer to treat upper extremity lymphedema with Corinne Becker, M.D., in Paris.

Fisher won the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award twice and the Department of Plastic Surgery teaching award three times. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in topics ranging from regenerative medicine to patient safety.
Fisher serves on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas.

Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Surgeons
    Fellow, 2020-Present
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association
Awards & Honors
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, 2017
    Texas Rising Stars
  • Resident Teaching Award, 2007, 2009, 2013
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery
  • The Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013, 2008, 2007
    Arnold P. Gold Foundation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Resident Teaching Award, 2013, 2009, 2007
    University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery