Michael A. Fischer, MD, MS
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Yale University School of Medicine
MS, Harvard School of Public Health


Pronouns: he/him/his



Michael Fischer, MD, MS is Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine. He is a primary care physician and health services researcher with expertise in developing and evaluating interventions to increase the use of evidence-based medical practices.

Dr. Fischer began his career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, conducting research evaluating medication adherence; the appropriate use of prescription drugs; dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices; prescription drug reimbursement policy; and the impact of electronic prescribing. He is the Director of the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (www.NaRCAD.org), an initiative supported by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist organizations implementing interventions to improve health care quality and patient outcomes.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Support for DEIA represents a core value for the Section of General Internal Medicine and in my own work. We are proud of the diversity embodied in our Section and in our commitment to equity, inclusion, and accessibility, but we all recognize that we must continue to work to enhance DEIA across the profession and the institution.

Within the Section, work on DEIA includes increasing transparency and ensuring equity of opportunity. We have initiated a new process for all available leadership positions, in collaboration with the Office of Equity, Vitality, and Inclusion. This will ensure that all leadership opportunities are posted and communicated and that applications, interviews, and decision-making about the positions occur with consistency. To support these efforts, we are gathering more complete data on the demographics of our faculty and staff, so that we can hold ourselves accountable for achieving these goals.

I currently serve as the co-sponsor for the BMC Equity Accelerator’s new initiative to promote equity in diabetes care and outcomes. Faculty and staff from our Section and across BMC are working with community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions address the disparities in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes.

Throughout my career I have mentored across differences with trainees and faculty, focusing on the ways in which I can provide support and serve as a champion for mentees and other colleagues.

Section Chief
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
General Internal Medicine




Pre-Notification: Demonstrating, testing, and disseminating
10/01/2021 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/DHHS

Pre-Notification: Engaging clinicians to improve opioid safe
09/30/2021 - 09/29/2022 (PI)
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS
5R01CE003153-03

Pre-Notification: Innovation in Academic Detailing to Improv
10/01/2021 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/DHHS


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2022 Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdose Prevention 1R01CE003529-01
2022 Demonstrating, testing, and disseminating a sustainable model for academic detailing programs 5R18HS026177-05
2021 Demonstrating, testing, and disseminating a sustainable model for academic detailing programs 7R18HS026177-04
2021 Engaging clinicians to improve opioid safety and reduce overdose risk 5R01CE003153-03
2021 Demonstrating, testing, and disseminating a sustainable model for academic detailing programs 5R18HS026177-03
2021 Innovation in Academic Detailing to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes: NaRCAD International Conference Series on Academic Detailing 7R13HS026829-04
2021 Innovation in Academic Detailing to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes: NaRCAD International Conference Series on Academic Detailing 5R13HS026829-03
2020 Demonstrating, testing, and disseminating a sustainable model for academic detailing programs 5R18HS026177-02
2020 Engaging clinicians to improve opioid safety and reduce overdose risk 5R01CE003153-02
2020 Innovation in Academic Detailing to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes: NaRCAD International Conference Series on Academic Detailing 5R13HS026829-02
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  1. Weiner SG, Hendricks MA, El Ibrahimi S, Ritter GA, Hallvik SE, Hildebran C, Weiss RD, Boyer EW, Flores DP, Nelson LS, Kreiner PW, Fischer MA. Opioid-related overdose and chronic use following an initial prescription of hydrocodone versus oxycodone. PLoS One. 2022; 17(4):e0266561. PMID: 35381052; PMCID: PMC8982846; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266561;
     
  2. Cram P, Selker H, Carnahan J, Romero-Brufau S, Fischer MA. Getting to 100%: Research Priorities and Unanswered Questions to Inform the US Debate on Universal Health Insurance Coverage. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 03; 37(4):949-953. PMID: 35060003; PMCID: PMC8904700; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-07234-1;
     
  3. Luo J, Feldman R, Rothenberger S, Korytkowski M, Fischer MA, Gellad WF. Incidence and Predictors of Primary Nonadherence to Sodium Glucose Co-transporter 2 Inhibitors and Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Agonists in a Large Integrated Healthcare System. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jan 19. PMID: 35048301
     
  4. Chaitoff A, Niforatos JD, Gong J, Fischer MA. A Comparison of Individuals with Diabetes and EMPA-REG Trial Participants: Exploring Aspects of External Validity. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Aug; 37(11):2744-2750. PMID: 35031947; PMCID: PMC9411404; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-07284-5;
     
  5. Monteiro AL, Smart M, Saffore CD, Lee TA, Tilton ST, Fischer MA, Pickard AS. Development of a measure of prescriber satisfaction with academic detailing: the PSAD. Drugs Context. 2022; 11. PMID: 35106068; PMCID: PMC8765124; DOI: 10.7573/dic.2021-9-7;
     
  6. Weiner SG, El Ibrahimi S, Hendricks MA, Hallvik SE, Hildebran C, Fischer MA, Weiss RD, Boyer EW, Kreiner PW, Wright DA, Flores DP, Ritter GA. Factors Associated With Opioid Overdose After an Initial Opioid Prescription. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 01 04; 5(1):e2145691. PMID: 35089351; PMCID: PMC8800077; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.45691;
     
  7. Donneyong MM, Fischer MA, Langston MA, Joseph JJ, Juarez PD, Zhang P, Kline DM. Examining the Drivers of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Non-Adherence to Antihypertensive Medications and Mortality Due to Heart Disease and Stroke: A County-Level Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 12 02; 18(23). PMID: 34886429; PMCID: PMC8657217; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph182312702;
     
  8. Rome BN, Feldman WB, Fischer MA, Desai RJ, Avorn J. Influenza Vaccine Uptake in the Year After Concurrent vs Separate Influenza and Zoster Immunization. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 11 01; 4(11):e2135362. PMID: 34797367; PMCID: PMC8605484; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.35362;
     
  9. Krakower DS, Naja-Riese GM, Edelstein ZR, Gandhi AD, Wahnich A, Fischer MA. Academic Detailing to Increase Prescribing of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. Am J Prev Med. 2021 11; 61(5 Suppl 1):S87-S97. PMID: 34686295; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.05.030;
     
  10. Lauffenburger JC, Stults CD, Mudiganti S, Yan X, Dean-Gilley LM, He M, Tong A, Fischer MA. Impact of implementing electronic prior authorization on medication filling in an electronic health record system in a large healthcare system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 09 18; 28(10):2233-2240. PMID: 34279657; PMCID: PMC8449617; DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocab119;
     
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Bar chart showing 158 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2010 and 2014

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2012 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation: Excellence in Patient Care and Research Award
2006 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts: Excellence in Primary Care Honoree
2002 BWH, Boston, MA: Partners in Excellence Award: Leadership and Innovation
1997 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT: Alpha Omega Alpha
1997 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT: John P. Peters Prize for Outstanding Thesis
1997 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT: Farr Scholar
1992 Harvard College, Boston, MA: Magna Cum Laude
1988 Harvard College, Boston, MA: Harvard National Scholar
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