Mary E. Fischer, MD

About Me

I am a board-certified anesthesiologist with expertise in providing anesthesia to cancer patients. My major area of interest is caring for patients who are undergoing surgery for liver cancer, and I am the anesthesia team leader for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s hepatobiliary team.

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I perform anesthesia techniques such as low central venous pressure (LCVP) anesthesia and hemodilution, both of which ensure that patients lose less blood and need fewer transfusions during liver surgery.

Presently I am very interested in how fluid therapy can reduce problems before, during, and after surgery to promote the long-term survival of our patients.

  • Clinical Expertise: Anesthesia for Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residencies: New York University Medical Center
  • Board Certifications: Anesthesiology

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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