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Charla R. Fischer, MD

Charla R. Fischer, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

Assistant Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Office: 212-305-9192 | Appointments: 212-305-4565

Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: 212-305-0622



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Charla R. Fischer, MD, one of New York City’s top minimally invasive spine surgeons, specializes in lumbar disc herniations, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, instability, and cervical spine degeneration. She is an expert in advanced minimally invasive spine surgery techniques such as minimally invasive microdiscetomy, lumbar fusion, and robotic-assisted spine surgery. These skills help Dr. Fischer deliver accelerated patient recovery times with the least possible post-operative pain. Dr. Fischer is committed to improving the care of all orthopedic patients as the Director of Communications for Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Orthopedics.

Dr. Fischer is an Ivy League-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and spent a year specializing in spine surgery during her fellowship at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases. She completed her residency training at Columbia after receiving both her undergraduate and medical degrees, on full academic scholarships, from The University of Southern California. 

As an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Fischer teaches residents and medical students in the areas of compassionate patient care and minimally invasive spine surgery.  She has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). This funding helps in her pursuit in the advancement of minimally invasive surgical techniques, and quality of life improvements after spine surgery. She routinely publishes in top peer-reviewed journals and presents her findings at internationally attended academic meetings. She serves on the SRS Research Committee and is an Associate Editor for the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.


Click here to visit Dr. Fischer's website and learn more about her practice.

(note: drfischerspinesurgeon.com, is a website owned by Charla R. Fischer, MD, and is completely independent and a separate entity from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian) 


Education

1998-2002Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry – Magna Cum Laude
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2002-2006Doctor of Medicine - AOA and Highest Distinction
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Postdoctoral Training

2006-2007Internship in General Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2007-2010Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2010-2011Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2011-2012Fellowship in Spine Surgery
New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY

Licensure

  •    New York
  •    New Jersey

Board Certification

  •    Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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