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. His research focuses on childhood brain tumors, and his particular interests are the use of epidemiologic methods to investigate the etiology of brain tumors and other childhood cancers, as well as application of new therapies for brain tumors. 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 the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neurogenetic Oncology Program

Professional Education

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

Honors & Awards

  • Dunlevie Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Stanford University (2016 - present)

Administrative Appointments

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