Robert Fisher, MD, PhD

Epilepsy specialist, Neurophysiologist

The Maslah Saul Professor in the Department of Neurology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   Dr. Fisher is Maslah Saul MD Professor and Director of the Stanford Epilepsy Center. He had research awards from the Klingenstein Foundation, EF, CURE and NIH. He published 160 peer-reviewed articles and 5 books. He was named 1996-2013 in Best Doctors in America. He received the Ambassador Award from the International League Against Epilepsy, the 2005 AES Service Award and the 2006 Annual Clinical Research Award. Dr. Fisher is Past-President of the American Epilepsy Society, and has served on the Board of the ILAE and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Epilepsia. He is past Editor-in-Chief of the website epilepsy.com. His research is on new devices to treat epilepsy.
4.8 out of 5
148 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Neurodiagnostic Labs

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  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6888
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (1979) CA
  • Board Certification: Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1992)
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1983)
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1982) MD
  • Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (1978) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1977) CA
  • BS, Caltech, Biology (1971)
  • M.D., Stanford, Medicine (1977)
  • Ph.D., Stanford, Neuroscience (1976)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America, Woodward and White (1998-2014)
  • Pierre Gloor Award, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (Annual National EEG Award) (2010)
  • Annual International Clinical Research Award, American Epilepsy Society (2006)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Epilepsia, International League Against Epilepsy (2001-2006)
  • President, American Epilepsy Society (2000)
  • Ambassador Award, International League Against Epilepsy (2000)
  • National Service Award, American Epilepsy Society (2004)
  • Hans Berger Award, American EEG Society (1976)
  • Frank Ford Award for Teaching, Johns Hopkins Hospital (1984)
  • Member, Marquis' Who's Who in America (2000)

Administrative Appointments

  • Executive Committee, International League Against Epilepsy (2000 - 2005)
  • Editor-In-Chief, Epilepsia (2000 - 2005)
  • Director, Neurology Teaching, Stanford (2000 - Present)
  • Professor (by courtesy), Neurosurgery (2000 - Present)
  • Director, Epilepsy Center, Stanford (2000 - Present)
  • Maslah Saul MD Professor of Neurology, Stanford Medical Center (2000 - Present)
  • President, American Epilepsy Society (1999 - 2000)
  • Chair of Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ (1998 - 2000)
  • President, Epilepsy Society of Arizona (1997 - 1999)
  • Professional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation of America (1990 - 2004)

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I know Dr. Fisher loves this work.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I was impressed that he personally came to the waiting room to call me back instead of administrative staff or a nurse.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

If I didn't live 3 hours away I would treat exclusively at Stanford!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I always let epileptic people know that Mimi Callanan, Dr. Fisher and Dr. Martha Morrell plus Dr. Lawrence sure are good doctors.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Fisher is the best doctor ever!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Fisher is the best neurologist I have been to in my 40 years of epilepsy - he has helped get the best control of my seizures.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Fisher is excellent.

4.8 out of 5
148 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I know Dr. Fisher loves this work.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I was impressed that he personally came to the waiting room to call me back instead of administrative staff or a nurse.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

If I didn't live 3 hours away I would treat exclusively at Stanford!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I always let epileptic people know that Mimi Callanan, Dr. Fisher and Dr. Martha Morrell plus Dr. Lawrence sure are good doctors.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Fisher is the best doctor ever!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Fisher is the best neurologist I have been to in my 40 years of epilepsy - he has helped get the best control of my seizures.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Fisher is excellent.