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Carla S. Fisher, MD

Carla S. Fisher, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Fisher is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Surgery
    • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
  • LGBT Health

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2011

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Breast Cancer
  • breast cancer evaluation
  • breast exam
  • breast lumpectomy
  • breast lymph node mapping
  • breast surgery - inverted nipples
  • breast surgery - non-cosmetic
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • gynecomastia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • lesbian, gay and bisexual health (LGBT)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Other types of Breast Cancer
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Clinical Interests

breast cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Rena Rowan Breast Center

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina Hospital
Fellowship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis


American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Breast Surgeons, National Association of Academic Surgeons, National Association of Women Surgeons, National Society of Surgical Oncologists, National


Dr. Fisher is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

J Datta, E Berk, S Xu, E Fitzpatrick, C Rosemblit, L Lowenfeld, N Goodman, D Lewis, PJ Zhang, CS Fisher, RE Roses, A DeMichele, BJ Czerniecki: Anti-HER2 CD4+ T-helper Type 1 Response is a Novel Immune Correlate to Pathologic Response following Neoadjuvant Therapy in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Research : 2015.

Chatterjee A, Kosowksi T, Pyfer B, Fisher CS, Tchou J, Maddali S: A Cost-Utility Analysis Comparing the Sartorius Versus the Rectus Femoris Flap in the Treatment of the Infected Vascular Groin Graft Wound Plast Reconstr Surg 135 : 1707-1714,2015.

Chatterjee A, Pyfer B, Czerniecki B, Rosenkranz K, Tchou J, Fisher C: Early postoperative outcomes in lumpectomy versus simple mastectomy J Surg Res : 2015.

Offodile AC, Chatterjee A, Vallejo S, Fisher CS, Tchou JC, Guo L: A Cost-Utility Analysis of the Use of Preoperative Computed Tomographic-Angiography in Abdomen-Based Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction Plast Reconstr Surg : 2014.

AJ Chatterjee, CS Fisher: Resident and Fellow participation in Breast Surgery: An ACS-NSQIP Clinical Outcomes Analysis JACS : 2015.

Edwards C, Margenthaler JM, Fisher CS: Margin index: a useful tool for the breast surgeon? Journal of Surgical Research 190 (1): 164-9,2014.

Pyfer B, Chatterjee A, Tchou J, Czerniecki B, Fisher C: Early Postoperative Outcomes in Breast Conservation Surgery versus Simple Mastectomy with Implant Reconstruction: A NSQIP Analysis of 11,645 Patients Ann Surg Onc : 2015.

Wilson NP, Wilson FP, Freedman GM, Fisher CS: Radiation Therapy in Patients with Breast Cancer and Connective Tissue Disease American Society of Breast Surgeons Meeting : 2014.

Carla S Fisher, quoted: Study Suggests Breast Cancer Patients Who Undergo Double Mastectomy Don't Have Better Survival Rates CBS local news : 2014.

Fracol M, Xu S, Mick R, Fitzpatrick E, Nisenbaum H, Roses R, Fisher C, Tchou J, Fox K, Zhang P, Czerniecki BJ: Response to HER-2 Pulsed DC1 Vaccines is Predicted by Both HER-2 and Estrogen Receptor Expression in DCIS Annals of Surgical Oncology 20 (10): 3233-9,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Endocrine & Oncologic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3d Floor West, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-6833
Fax: (215) 615-0555
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)