PostGres Profile Detail – Faculty

Joshua Fischer
Associate Professor


Joshua L. Fischer, MD, PhD, (he/him) is a board-certified family physician with fellowship training and additional Board of Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics with surgical qualification. Fischer received a B.A. in Chemistry from Northwestern College, Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Indiana University School of Medicine, and M.D. from University of Iowa. Fischer completed a fellowship in surgical Family Medicine Obstetrics at Medicos Para la Familia in Memphis, TN and has had fellowship and residency teaching and leadership roles since that time. Dr. Fischer is the Director of Obstetrical and Newborn Clinical Services for the UW School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Fischer's clinical interests include preventive health for adults and children, obstetrics, pediatrics, and behavioral health.



Tepperberg S, Barnett KG, Fischer J, Johnson M, Coles S, Hines T. Training Toward Our Future: Questions About Length of Training in Family Medicine Programs. Family Medicine. 2019 Sep;51:636-637 2019

Fischer JL, Kumar MA, Day TW, Hardy TM, Hamilton S, Besch-Williford C, Safa AR, Pollok KE, Smith ML. The Xpc gene markedly affects cell survival in mouse bone marrow. Mutagenesis. Jul;24:309-16 2009

Fischer JL, Mihelc EM, Pollok KE, Smith ML. Chemotherapeutic selectivity conferred by selenium: a role for p53-dependent DNA repair. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Jan;6:355-61 2007

Fischer JL, Lancia JK, Mathur A, Smith ML. Selenium protection from DNA damage involves a Ref1/p53/Brca1 protein complex. Anticancer Research. Mar-Apr:899-904. 2006



Fischer J, Haberman H, Dyer D, Scranton C, Troyer E, Cook J. Turning the Tide—Preparing Family Physicians to Provide Comprehensive Maternity Care in Underserved Communities. 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Research Forum. 2019-05-17 Denver, CO
Cook J, Spitze B, Dyer D, Haberman H, Scranton C, Troyer E, Fischer J. Innovation in a Robust Advanced Maternity Care Track and Outcomes From the Years 2000–2018.. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 2019 Annual Spring Conference. 2019-04-29 Toronto, Ontario
Deutchman M, Fischer JL, Rodney JR, Rodney WM. OB/GYN Ultrasound at the Point of Care: An Overview. American Academy of Family Physicians FMX annual meeting 2016. 2015-09-30 Denver, CO