Lisa Fischer


Dr. Fischer has recently joined UBC as an assistant professor in the Department of Family Practice.  She completed her education at Western University where she obtained a BSc in Physiotherapy and an MD with CFPC designation.  She has over 25 years’ experience as an academic sport and exercise medicine physician and leader.

Dr. Fischer worked as the Director of Primary Care Sport Medicine at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic at Western University and was an associate professor in the department of Family Medicine and assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

She is actively involved in medical education and was coordinator of the PGY3 program in sport and exercise medicine (SEM) at Western.  Dr. Fischer also worked as a clinician educator in competence for the CFPC and led the development of the “key features and priority topics in SEM” for the CFPC, and had the lead role in creating the CFPC’s Certificate of Added Competence in SEM.

Dr Fischer has been a leader in the provincial and national sport organizations including roles as Chair of the Sport and Exercise Medicine Committee in the CFPC, Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Sport Medicine and President of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM).

She has a particular interest in sport concussion and has worked with local, provincial and national organizations to enhance delivery of care through research and advocacy.

To learn more about Dr. Fischer’s research and projects, please visit her publications website(s) at:


Publications: ResearchGate; PubMed


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