Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) (2007)
  • Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine (1995) MA
  • PhD Training: University of California Los Angeles (2001) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Dept of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2006) CA
  • Residency: UCLA General Surgery Residency (2003) CA
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Microbiology and Immunology (2001)
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Medicine - Cum Laude (1995)
  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Kinesiology (1990)

Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Boston University School of Medicine (1994)
  • Caves Scientific Award, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation - Osaka, Japan (2000)
  • Cum Laude Graduate, Boston University School of Medicine (1995)
  • Donald Morton Research Award, Department of Surgery - UCLA School of Medicine (2003)
  • Golden Scalpel Award for Teaching Excellence, Division of General Surgery - UCLA School of Medicine (2003)
  • Ronald K. Tompkins Golden Apple Teaching Award, UCLA School of Medicine (2003)

Publications

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Practice Locations


Center for Marfan Syndrome and Related Aortic Disorders Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-8246

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Aortic Disease Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-8246

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Heart Surgery Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 724-7500

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Heart Surgery Clinic at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 724-7500

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Valvular Heart Disease Clinic Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6459

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Patient Ratings

(93 Ratings)

Overall Rating
4.9/5

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4.9/5
Friendliness
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9/5
Explanations
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.9/5
Listens
CP concern for questions/worries
4.9/5
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.9/5
Clear Communication
CP spoke using clear language
4.9/5
Time Spent
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9/5
Recommend to others
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.5/5
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Wait time at clinic

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Patient Reviews

(78 reviews)

Doctor & PA - both excellent.
Doctors visit was thorough and lasted almost 30 minutes.
Very impressed and happy with Dr Fischbein and staff. Dr Fischbein took the time to explain everything about my condition and upcoming surgery. He left me with a very positive feeling.
couldn't be better
Professional, courteous, and friendly. Exudes confidence. Explained unfamiliar medical terms. Did not brush-off my questions.
Very good.
Dr.Fischbein is a Excellent communicator and shows concern for his patients..
Friendly, thorough and professional
Still great experience.
My wife and I were very impressed with our whole visit.
I felt every question and concerns were addressed. Dr. Fichbein and his staff went above and beyond in helping me and my wife understand everything.
My experience while my stay in the clinic was very good all the personnel very kind & competent.
Both the PA and the Doctor spent what seemed like unlimited time with me. Amazing.
Dr. Fischbein is an outstanding surgeon who previously performed open heart surgery on me. Stanford Medical Center is very fortunate to have such a professional, courteous and knowledgeable doctor/surgeon. I am very grateful that my life has been extended because of Doctor Fischbein!
Dr. Fischbein was very professional & pleasant person.
Answered all of my questions and then some
Very good visit!
the doctor and his team are the best!
Dr. Fischbein was so helpful. He put everything in perspective and clearly explained options. Hit P.A. was very helpful. She was informative and took the time toreally explain issues A+!
Dr. Fischbein was wonderful. He explained everything and set up our needed next steps.
Dr. Fischbein is the best. He is so easy to talk to. I am blessed to be in his care.
Extremely knowledgeable, confident, and a feeling of easiness is absorbed.
very good job love it thanks
Top rate in courtesy.
Dr Fischbein and Dr Liang are excellent doctors. caring and very knowledgeable.
Stanford's reputation is well earned and deserved.
I was seen by a PA and doctor. Both were great. Dr. Fischbein was stellar, really stellar.
Top notch.
Doctor answered all my concerns in detail.
Very impressed and thankful
Dr. Fischbein (Michael) has an excellent staff and should be commended for the amount of care and clearify of procedure suggested to me. I felt like I was important all the way through the process,
When I woke up after surgery o 3-2-18, I had a bad experience that I think could have been avoided. It's too difficult to explain - here, but if anyone would like to call me to discuss it that would be fine. 415-847-4916.
Dr. Fischbein is the only caring dr. I've had!
My family and I were very pleased with out appointment meeting Dr. Fischbein and his assistant.
All showed concern.
He spent a lot of time with us and was very attentive and thorough. I do have a couple of questions and will have to see if I can get through on the phone easily and get a return call!
Outstanding surgeon. Great personality and knows how to explain things in a way you can understand.compassionate, caring, and competent.
Outstanding care provided.
We appriciated the amount of time Dr. Fischbein spent showing us the images of the CT Scan and explaining my condition and how to take care of myself from now on.
dr. Fishbein and staff were outstanding,
Best care anywhere!
What can you say when you can have the BEST health care available - thank you. Dr. Fischbein is great.
Dr Fearon and Dr Fishbein were the best care providers I have ever experienced.
I fell fortunate to have Dr. Fischbein as my doctor. I appreciate his courtesy and willingness to spend time. Not a lot of doctors will spend anything more than the minimum amount of time. He also has a bearing that inspires confidence.
I, & Dr. Fischbein have difficulty understanding the problem - I have a value that does not function properly, but until recently have had no symptoms. This has been confusing to me & the dr. He is very kind & careful in his assessment of my condition & I feel very confident in his evaluations.
Very positive experience.
Wonderful.
Very empathetic, knowledgeable and has great bedside manners which was very greatly appreciated by both my wife and me.
I am a retired registered registered nurse & very impressed & Dr. Fischbein - He is wonderful to talk to & very clear about my upcoming surgery!
Dr. Fischbein was professional knowledgeable, outstanding care. We were filled with appreciation for his care & we are confident in his assessment & recommendations.
Everyone was great.
He was very well prepared for my condition and explained my choices.
felt very cared for
Dr. Fischbein did my last surgery... I'm very confident in his abilities! Very competent, indeed.
Everyone was nice and professional.
Doctor and Physician Assistant are the best. Very glad to have them looking after me.
Couldn't have been in better hands.
An exceptional encounter. Thorough, attentive, engaged, spent all the time needed, friendly demeanor. Did not focus on computer but on patient (me). Very impressed with his knowledge & experience but he was approachable and friendly.
Everyone showed comparison, intelligence and a sense of humor, when needed.
Invited us to call with future questions.
He is the best doctor.
Michael Fischbein saved my life.
Dr. Fischbein is part of a team, the entire cardiology team are outstanding professionals, answered all questions.
Very competent and reassuring care providers who are also very knowledgeable with excellent bedside manners.
It saved my life & he was very good to me & my family - can't thank him enough.
Definitely a most competent care provider. He took decisions fast.
Best you can get.
Dr. Fischbein an excellent doctor & easy to talk to.
Great Dr. Fischbein feel in the best hands for my mother.
First appointment - to be followed for surgery, great.
The physician assistant and Dr. Fischbein were very thorough.
The provider is an outstanding surgeon, but this visit did not involve a surgery. Perhaps I should have seen a different provider for my concerns.
Very good.
Only good experiences.
Very good caring and professional with family.
Everyone at Stanford was wonderful - polite & respectful, well informed & helpful. My husband & I were so impressed.
I felt very comfortable with the doctor.
I brought a CD of my CT scan but he couldn't read it. Later I sent email with directions. He promised to call me with his assessment. It is now ONE MONTH later & he still hasn't called.

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