Stacy Fischer, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (1995)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Palliative Care Inpatient Consultant

Publications

  • Agin-Liebes GI, Malone T, Yalch MM, Mennenga SE, Ponté KL, Guss J, Bossis AP, Grigsby J, Fischer S, Ross S. Long-term follow-up of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for psychiatric and existential distress in patients with life-threatening cancer. J Psychopharmacol. 2020 Feb;34(2):155-166. PubMed PMID: 31916890
  • Schenker Y, Ellington L, Bell L, Kross EK, Rosenberg AR, Kutner JS, Bickel KE, Ritchie C, Kavalieratos D, Bekelman DB, Mooney KB, Fischer SM. The National Postdoctoral Palliative Care Research Training Collaborative: History, Activities, Challenges, and Future Goals. J Palliat Med. 2020 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32955969
  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Siler S, Fischer SM. Apoyo con Cariño: A Qualitative Analysis of a Palliative Care-Focused Lay Patient Navigation Intervention for Hispanics With Advanced Cancer. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Aug;22(4):335-346. PubMed PMID: 32568935
  • Kessler ER, Kukreja JB, Geiger CL, Fischer SM. Treating Elderly Patients With Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 Jun;18(6):783-790. PubMed PMID: 32502977
  • Schifeling CH, Fischer SM. Missing the Mark: High Rates of Absent and Untimely Access to Specialty Palliative Care in Patients with Peri-Hospital Mortality. J Palliat Med. 2020 Nov;23(11):1485-1492. PubMed PMID: 32282253
  • Singh S, Eguchi M, Min SJ, Fischer S. Outcomes of Patients With Cancer Discharged to a Skilled Nursing Facility After Acute Care Hospitalization. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 Jul;18(7):856-865. PubMed PMID: 32634778
  • Agin-Liebes GI, Malone T, Yalch MM, Mennenga SE, Ponté KL, Guss J, Bossis AP, Grigsby J, Fischer S, Ross S. Long-term follow-up of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for psychiatric and existential distress in patients with life-threatening cancer. J Psychopharmacol. 2020 Feb;34(2):155-166. PubMed PMID: 31916890
  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Bailey FA, Handel DL, Jordan SR, Lum HD, Fischer SM. Community-Based Conversations about Advance Care Planning for Underserved Populations Using Lay Patient Navigators. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jul;23(7):907-914. PubMed PMID: 31944875
  • Bekelman DB, Fink RM, Sannes T, Kline DM, Borrayo EA, Turvey C, Fischer SM. Puente para cuidar (bridge to caring): A palliative care patient navigator and counseling intervention to improve distress in Latino/as with advanced cancer. Psychooncology. 2020 Apr;29(4):688-695. PubMed PMID: 31834646
  • Fischer SM, Tropeano L, Lahoff D, Owens B, Nielsen E, Retrum J, Jensen E, Ross C, Mancuso M, Drace M, Plata A, Melnyk A, Golub M, Gozansky W. Integrating Palliative Care Social Workers into Subacute Settings: Feasibility of the Assessing & Listening to Individual Goals and Needs Intervention Trial. J Palliat Med. 2020 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33181046
  • Chua IS, Zachariah F, Dale W, Feliciano J, Hanson L, Blackhall L, Quest T, Curseen K, Grey C, Rhodes R, Shoemaker L, Silveira M, Fischer S, O'Mahony S, Leventakos K, Trotter C, Sereno I, Kamdar M, Temel J, Greer JA. Early Integrated Telehealth versus In-Person Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer: A Study Protocol. J Palliat Med. 2019 Sep;22(S1):7-19. PubMed PMID: 31486721
  • Ward K, Ramzan A, Sheeder J, Fischer S, Lefkowits C. Persistent opioid use after radiation therapy in opioid-naive cervical cancer survivors. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 Sep;29(7):1105-1109. PubMed PMID: 31420413
  • Fischer SM, Min SJ, Atherly A, Kline DM, Gozansky WS, Himberger J, Lopez J, Lester K, Fink RM. Apoyo con Cariño (support with caring): RCT protocol to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with advanced medical illness. Res Nurs Health. 2018 Dec;41(6):501-510. PubMed PMID: 30302769
  • Fischer SM, Kline DM, Min SJ, Okuyama-Sasaki S, Fink RM. Effect of Apoyo con Cariño (Support With Caring) Trial of a Patient Navigator Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes for Latino Adults With Advanced Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Dec 1;4(12):1736-1741. PubMed PMID: 30326035
  • Jodon G, Fischer SM, Kessler ER. Treatment of Urothelial Cancer in Elderly Patients: Focus on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. Drugs Aging. 2018 May;35(5):409-421. PubMed PMID: 29744750
  • Cervantes L, Hull M, Keniston A, Chonchol M, Hasnain-Wynia R, Fischer S. Symptom Burden among Latino Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease and Access to Standard or Emergency-Only Hemodialysis. J Palliat Med. 2018 Sep;21(9):1329-1333. PubMed PMID: 29847204
  • Singh S, Rodriguez A, Lee D, Min SJ, Fischer S. Usefulness of the Surprise Question on an Inpatient Oncology Service. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Nov;35(11):1421-1425. PubMed PMID: 29783852
  • Cervantes L, Fischer S, Berlinger N, Zabalaga M, Camacho C, Linas S, Ortega D. The Illness Experience of Undocumented Immigrants With End-stage Renal Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28166331
  • Fischer SM, Kline DM, Min SJ, Okuyama S, Fink RM. Apoyo con Cariño: Strategies to Promote Recruiting, Enrolling, and Retaining Latinos in a Cancer Clinical Trial. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Nov;15(11):1392-1399. PubMed PMID: 29118231
  • Fischer SM. Advancing Advance Care Planning. J Palliat Med. 2017 Sep;20(9):908-909. PubMed PMID: 28805494
  • Fischer SM, Matlock DD. Reply to Comment on: How U.S. Doctors Die: A Cohort Study of Healthcare Use at the End of Life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug;65(8):1887. PubMed PMID: 28481455
  • Cervantes L, Jones J, Linas S, Fischer S. Qualitative Interviews Exploring Palliative Care Perspectives of Latinos on Dialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 May 8;12(5):788-798. PubMed PMID: 28404600
  • Cervantes L, Fischer S, Berlinger N, Zabalaga M, Camacho C, Linas S, Ortega D. The Illness Experience of Undocumented Immigrants With End-stage Renal Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 1;177(4):529-535. PubMed PMID: 28166331
  • Fischer S, Bekelman D. Gender Differences in Sexual Interest or Activity among Adults with Symptomatic Heart Failure. J Palliat Med. 2017 Aug;20(8):890-894. PubMed PMID: 28318353
  • Cervantes L, Linas S, Keniston A, Fischer S. Latinos With Chronic Kidney Failure Treated by Dialysis: Understanding Their Palliative Care Perspectives. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Feb;67(2):344-7. PubMed PMID: 26612276
  • Fischer SM. What Makes Us Whole?. J Palliat Med. 2016 Aug;19(8):798-9. PubMed PMID: 27494222
  • Fischer SM, Bekelman D, Bailey FA. Family Assessment of Quality of Care in the Last Month of Life. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Aug 1;176(8):1102-4. PubMed PMID: 27367457
  • Bekelman DB, Rabin BA, Nowels CT, Sahay A, Heidenreich PA, Fischer SM, Main DS. Barriers and Facilitators to Scaling Up Outpatient Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2016 Apr;19(4):456-9. PubMed PMID: 26974489
  • Matlock DD, Yamashita TE, Min SJ, Smith AK, Kelley AS, M Fischer S. How U.S. Doctors Die: A Cohort Study of Healthcare Use at the End of Life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 May;64(5):1061-7. PubMed PMID: 27195936
  • Retrum JH, Gozansky WS, Lahoff DG, Rosenberg EL, Tropeano LE, Owens BA, Fischer SM. A Need for More Palliative Focused Care: A Survey of Colorado Skilled Care Facilities. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Aug 1;16(8):712-3. PubMed PMID: 26159824
  • Fischer SM, Cervantes L, Fink RM, Kutner JS. Apoyo con Cariño: a pilot randomized controlled trial of a patient navigator intervention to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with serious illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):657-65. PubMed PMID: 25240788
  • Fischer SM, Cervantes L, Fink RM, Kutner JS. Apoyo con Cariño: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Patient Navigator Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes for Latinos With Serious Illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25240788
  • Cervantes L, Chu E, Nogar C, Burden M, Fischer S, Valtierra C, Albert RK. A Hospitalist mentoring program to sustain interest in healthcare careers in under-represented minority undergraduates. J Hosp Med. 2014 Sep;9(9):586-9. PubMed PMID: 24891113
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Geriatric Medicine, Board Certification (2004)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (1995)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
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