Caroline Fisher, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. She specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgery, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University, obtaining both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, with Departmental Honors. She earned her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to her internship at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital. She completed her ophthalmology residency at NYU/ Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital. She then returned to Stanford for her Glaucoma Fellowship.

Dr. Fisher is Director of the Stanford Belize Vision Clinic, dedicated to promoting eye health and care in Belize, and providing an international rotation for Stanford Ophthalmology Residents. She is also an Office of Faculty Development and Diversity Liaison and is currently one of the Stanford Network for Advancement and Promotion (SNAP) Cohort Leaders. Dr. Fisher is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Ophthalmology.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2002) CA
  • Internship: Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia (2003) PA
  • Residency: New York University School of Medicine (2006) NY
  • Fellowship, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Glaucoma (2007)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (2009)
  • BS, Stanford University, Biology (1997)
  • BA, Stanford University, Spanish (1997)

Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, AOA (2015)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Biology Stanford University (1996)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Biology Stanford University (1997)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Biology Stanford University (1998)
  • Gerbode Medical Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine (1998-1999)
  • Major Golden Grant for Humanities Scholarship and Creative Arts, Stanford University (1996)
  • Office of Faculty Development & Diversity Community Support Initiative Grant, Stanford University School of Medicine (2019)
  • Plager Faculty Teaching Award Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford Ophthalmology (2017)
  • Sigma Delta Pi National Literary Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, Stanford University (1996)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Clinic Chief, Byers Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology (2018 - 2021)
  • Director, Stanford Belize Vision Clinic (2017 - Present)
  • Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Byers Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology (2020 - Present)
  • Liaison, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (2014 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Cataracts and Intraocular Lenses Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Glaucoma Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

Byers Eye Institute Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Always very good.
Dr Fisher is awesome !! Everyone one that I met during this journey was extremely nice
Dr Fisher take time want to understand & expalin to patient test result & answer question
Knowledgeable,courteous and very accommodating
Dr. Fisher is an expert and caring ophthalmologist
Thank you for the great service.
Professional and great at explaining the process and status of my vision
Everyone is attentive, polite, took very good care of me,
Very professional and caring staff that helped me understand every step of the way.
We like Dr. Fisher and feels she wants to help Jim in the best way.
Dr. Fisher is great!
Dr. Fisher is simply great!
Dr Caroline Fisher is an accomplished physician I trust her and would recommend her to others!
perfect !
accomodating and excellent service
Dr Fisher was very accommodating in accepting to see me a day earlier than scheduled.
Excellent service and complete nformation.
Dr Ann Fisher was highly informed and carefully and thoroughly explained my condition and answered all my questions with enough time committed for me to understand and add follow up questions from further and more in-depth understanding.
She's outstanding in all respects.
Extremely professional, outstanding patient care
I have been pleased with the surgery and the talk with Dr. Fisher and also all the staff were very polite, and attentive..
she is more than excellent!
Appointment was timely and efficient.
In spite of long waits, I feel the care my doc provides is thorough and excellent. I’m flying a 6,000 mile RT for this appointment with her.!
Very excellent professional visit
The doctors and staff are very efficient and sincere
She is excellent… parking was a real issue !
Very good doctor!!!!!!
Great service!
Love Dr. Fisher!!!!
Highly recommended
5 stars
Dr Fisher is knowledgeable, personable--easy to discuss concerns with and readily explains test results
Dr Fisher is an outstanding physician
Dr. Fisher is the best. Very engaging and you can see how much she cares.
Excellent Awesome!!
great care
Dr. Fisher is one of a kind doctor, like her very much
Excellent. Dr. Fisher reperformed the eye pressure exam herself to make sure the measurements were accurate. I appreciated her care and attention to detail.
No problems they all very professionals.
Dr. Fisher was thorough, answered all my questions and was accommodating.
She's always wonderful!
It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Fisher. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate.
Excellent experience .
Excellent care and courteous personnelas usual.
overall very good
Provider was patient, kind and informative, the best.
I'm Doctor Fisher's #1 fan!! I wish I could remember her assistant's name who first tested my eyes because he was also great.
Dr. Fisher is excellent! At eye center.
Dr Carrie Fisher is a competent, caring professional. I am very glad I get to be seen by her She listens and cares about my questions
Dr. Fisher is my long term champion and caretaker of my glaucoma and eye health. She is exemplary and gifted.
Dr. Fisher takes good care of me! I follow her recommendations and I am all the better for doing so.
Dr. Fisher is OUTSTANDING!! She is so conscientious and caring. The best of the best.
Dr. Fisher is the best!
Dr. Fisher is OUTSTANDING! I am so lucky to have found her and feel extremely comfortable in her care.
Dr. Fisher is caring, concerned about problems and listens, which for me, is very important .
Dr. Caroline Fischer always listens 100% to my concerns.
Dr.Fisher was very professional, caring, and answered ALL of my questions. She gave me great advice to resolve my medical issue. I am 100% satisfied.
Dr. Fisher is awesome! She is very patient, and makes me feel comfortable and heard. She really listens to my concerns and make me feel that she is taking care of me.
Fantastic Doctor
She is an awesome doctor. I trust her, and I am very confident, in her care.
Dr. Caroline Fisher is by far the best and worth waiting for. No issues here..
I have an amazing caring Dr.
Dr. Fisher was great
We love Dr. Fisher. She is very personable and efficient and very good at what she does.
Dr Fisher and her staff are consistently excellent health care providers. They are efficient and effective in caring for their patients.
Dr. Fisher is caring, compassionate and very polite. has all the qualities of a good physician
Dr. Caroline Fisher was very informative and clear about my diagnosis and options.
Dr. Fisher did both my cataract surgeries and I am very pleased with her. And the outcome.
Dr. Fisher is a caring and attentive doctor.
Dr. Caroline Fisher is a very knowledgeable doctor and is very caring.
Dr Fisher is an incredible doctor, I have never had a better care provider.
I was impressed that two of the staff, at separate times, made sure that all the equipment that the doctor would use on me were clean and sanitized.
Dr. Fisher is an excellent physician who listens to her patients and provides knowledgeable guidance on what the health issues are, and how to manage them. I'm very fortunate to have had her as my ophthalmologist for the past three years.
The doctor said good things about my health status.
Very good.
Everything perfectly fine. Especially because the doctor speaks Spanish. A thousand thanks.
Dr. Ann Fisher is caring physician and highly recommend to others. Excellent dr.
Dr. Fisher is very in depth in explaining my dad's medical condition during our visit. She is very knowledgeable and she answered all our queries regarding his health. She is very kind , gentle and patient in treating my dad despite the fact that he has hearing impaired. She worked above and beyond in treating my father. I have so much respect on her on what she does.
Just a superb experience interacting with the professional staff and doctor
Dr. Fisher is the best doctor who has provided care to me during my 58 years, she is simply the BEST!
very pleased with attention
Dr Fisher is wonderful.
Dr. Fisher is a fantastic doctor. She is simply THE BEST at her profession. She is also a very understanding and compassionate human being. I recommend her to all my friends every chance I get.
dr Fischer is excellent!
Dr. Fisher is a true professional!
Dr. Fisher is excellent, as I'm sure I've mentioned several times before.
Dr. Fisher communicates with care!
Dr Fisher is the best doctor I've ever received care from
Dr Fisher is amazing !
Big thanks to Dr. Fisher.
Dr Fisher is wonderful
Dr Fisher is competent, develops great rapport, easy to ask questions & get them answered
very very good care providers.
Dr. Fisher is an excellent doctor, very caring and with excellent medical skills.
This care provider is very professional but always connects to the patient in a friendly, positive manner!! The patient definitely feels comfortable in her presence. Refreshing to have her superb expertise supplemented by superb personable treatment.
Doctor and the other staff was good.
Dr Fischer is outstanding in every facet of her practice. very caring and no ego. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Dr Fisher excelllent
Dr. Fisher is the best. She thoroughly discusses all tests completely, giving us a good understanding of issues and treatment. We feel very confident in the advice she gives.
I have had problems with my eyes for over 50 years, seen many doctors, Dr. Fisher is by far the best eye care provider I have ever had. You are extremely fortunate to have her on your staff.
All great.
Dr. Fisher is a fantastic doctor. She is kind, compassionate, & professional. She is simply a great doctor.
My care exceeded all expectations!
Terrific doctor!
Excellence services given to me all the time I come for check up in treatment.
Always listens to my concern & is sympathetic to my needs. I have confidence in her knowledge & skills in her profession.
Dr. Fisher and her assistants are really great. True professionals.
Dr Fisher is wonderful
I am very happy with Dr. Fisher's services
Dr. Fisher has a great bedside manner, easy to talk to and took her time & very professional.
Proper care was always given.
Dr. Fisher, a total pro. I am lucky to have her as my eye physician.
Too hard to get appointments. Need a few months out to schedule. Worry if ever need doctor in an emergency what to do!
I'm fortunate to have a doctor like doctor Fisher MD.
All very good extreme confidence.
dr Fisher is very personable & competent; I always feel that she has my best interests in mind. she answers my questions patiently & clearly & puts me at ease. I'm fortunate that she is caring for me
Dr. Fischer and staff where very friendly and kind.
very good
she is so nice, and explain things thoroughly to me and make sure that I understand everything she says. Very personable. Extremely knowledgeable.
Explain condition in clearer English without medical terms
very good
Excellent care
Dr. Fisher is excellent.
I am very pleased that Dr. Fisher is my eye physician.
Stanford needs about four more just like Dr. Fisher.
Dr. Phisher is clearly a caring, friendly, concerned provider. She listens well and is very clear as to what we should do next.
dr fisher. all excellent. have recommended to others
Dr. Fisher is an excellent ophthalmologist
Dr. Fisher has been my eye doctor for about 5 years and I trust her completely. She did my first cataract surgery which went perfectly. I'm delighted she's going to do this next one.
Dr. Fisher is amazing. She spends so much time with her patients and explains everything so you understand.
Dr. Fisher - Very special with a good bedside manner.
Caring physician.
Dr. Fisher is a fantastic doctor. I trust her completely with my eyes.
care provider and her fellow were excellent. they were able to find notes from Dr Roloff from over 15 years ago that provided important information. would recommend care provider for excellent patient care, concern and expertise.
Dr. Tah, Dr. Selva and the Glaucoma Doctors have been exceptional!
Dr. Fisher is terrific. Stanford is very fortunate to have her as a provider.
Dr. Fisher is a superb care provider. I'm so happy to be under her care.
The follow up notes routinely differ from the verbal directions. This is not only confusing, it is sloppy practice.
Excellent experience!!
Dr Fisher is the best
Great experience, I see many other doctors at this clinic.
Always a good experience with Dr. Fisher.
This visit was the second time that the verbal directions on medications did not match the written notes. This is very confusing.
Already gave Dr. Fisher's name to 4 people.
Excellent doctor!
Dr. Fisher is very kind and professional.
Dr. Fisher is the best doctor I have ever had for my condition. I miss Patrick, he was a great PA.
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Anne Fisher. She always seems in a good mood, smiling, friendly, asks about how things are with me. She's a fine person along with being a fine doctor.
Professional. Patient focus.
Dr. Fisher is excellent. She is very caring & compassionate. I was concerned about my cataracts & she carefully explained that I'm stable for now.
Both Dr. Fisher and her Resident, Dr. Wang, were very good to work with/speak with.
The doctor was in a hurry to give a conference. Therefore I was not capable to discuss the procedure she is planning to perform. At this time I am not sure if I want to attend my next appointment
I sincerely like Dr. Fisher, she takes great care of my overall eye care and gave me great explanations of follow up tests that she ordered. Great doctor.
Dr. Fisher is terrific! She explains everything so you can understand the issue. She is smart and very caring.
Dr. Fisher is very efficient.
The physician should spend time to provide information about interaction among prescribed medication and medication taken by the pacient
I put 100% trust in the entire staff at the eye center.
Made sure I understood everything that was going to happen.
I have already referred patients.
I truly appreciate the one-to-one patient-to-doctor relationship. I felt my concerns were being heard and truly responded to. I am truly grateful for this. This "Patient Centered" emphasis was one of the reasons I chose Stanford for my medical care.
Dr. Fisher is an excellent doctor. She is both friendly and professional.
Doctor deserves a better support team, and certainly a mirrored computer configuration. I am confident an institution as well-regarded as Stanford won't allow these issues to interfere with normally excellent patient care.
Dr. is wonderful and I am very pleased with her work
Very professional, kind and the time for questions.
Very gentle, kind.
Outstanding Doctor
Dr. Fisher is a great doctor and I would recommend.
Well I think they have treated me very in everything they explain well about my illness that I can understand & I can recommend other people.
dr Fisher is amazing. She's kind, courteous, willing to listen, very knowledgeable, is excellent at what she does and explains things thoroughly to you. In my opinion she's a great doctor.
Dr Fisher is wonderful
Dr. Fisher is a great docto. she explained everything and let me know what to expect every step of the way. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
I highly recommend my doctor. The Stanford Eye Clinic (adult) -- not so much.
like my MD very much ..why I hang in there with issues I have with how clinic is run
Dr. A. Fisher & staff were wonderful. I felt like I was being cared for by friends & family.
Excellent Physician. Explains everything and makes me part of the decision making. When I am seeing this physician I see genuine concern, I get full attention and time from her. I feel that she is listening to me and my concerns and that she genuinely cares for my well being. If I have any questions I email her and I get a quick response from her.
absolutely wonderful doctor and staff. jennifer (upstairs) gets special marks
Dr. Fisher did more talking than listening. Would have been better the other way around.
This visit was a week after my cataract surgery. Everything went smoothly and my vision is better than it has been in years. I'm delighted with the treatment I received from Dr. Fisher and the entire staff at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford.
She's the only one I would recommend
Ms. Fisher is one of the most competent and knowledgeable practitioner I have ever had contact with.
I have already recommended Dr Fisher to friends.
Dr. Fisher is an excellent dr.
I have a difficult time understanding medical stuff!
Doctor take care me very good and gave me the instructions that I need them.
This was a second opinion visit (I reside in Honolulu) I will definitely have my cataract surgery at Stanford.
Doctor visit was good & thorough.
Absolutely the best!!!!
Dr. Fisher's care was exemplary.
Very good experience!
The staff in the eye center is overall terrific!
She is an outstanding doctor.
I am very grateful to have Dr. Fisher as my vision care provider! She is taking good care of my eyes.
Dr. Fisher is a real gem! Stanford Hospital is fortunate to have her on staff.

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