Michael Fischer

Associate Professor

Michael Fischer, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He directs the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD), which supports a wide range of public and private organizations using educational outreach to healthcare providers to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes. NaRCAD, with support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state governments, has established collaborations with dozens of state departments of public health and has trained over 700 health professionals as academic detailers.

Dr. Fischer’s primary research interests include prescription drug reimbursement policy, electronic prescribing, and medication adherence. Additional research interests include appropriate use of prescription drugs and assessment of complications of prescription drug therapy.

Dr. Fischer attended Harvard College, Yale University School of Medicine, and Harvard School of Public Health, and completed residency training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His clinical practice is in primary care at The Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care.