Paul Graham Fisher, MD

Neuro-oncologist, Pediatric neurologist

Bio:   Dr. Paul Graham Fisher is Chief of the Division of Child Neurology. He started his academic career at Johns Hopkins, and in 1997 he was recruited back to Stanford, where he started the pediatric brain tumor program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. That childhood brain tumor program is now one of the largest, comprehensive childhood brain tumor centers for research and care in the Western United States, and a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium. Professor Fisher is a nationally sought teacher, and in 2007 he received both the 44th Annual Arthur L. Bloomfield Award and 39th Annual Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for excellence in teaching at the Stanford School of Medicine. At Stanford he also teaches the popular undergraduate class “Cancer Epidemiology” in Human Biology. He is an Associate Editor for The Journal of Pediatrics, and an editorial board member for Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neurogenetic Oncology Program

Professional Education

  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University (1994) MD
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University (1991) MD
  • Board Certification: Neuro-Oncology, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (2008)
  • Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1995) PA
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins University (1990) MD
  • Medical Education: UCSF School of Medicine (1989) CA
  • Board Certification: Neurology - Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1998)
  • B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology (1985)
  • M.D., UCSF, Medicine (1989)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief, Division of Child Neurology, Department of Neurology (2008 - Present)
  • Director, Program in Human Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences (2012 - Present)