Dr. Charles Fisher is an internationally renowned academic spine surgeon and Head of the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program at Vancouver General Hospital. He is Professor and Head of the Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia. He is also the former director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship Program at UBC/VGH, educating and mentoring young spine surgeons from around the world in the area of complex spine surgery. His clinical practice is confined to adult spine surgery with special clinical and research interests in oncology, trauma, and evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Fisher is Chairman of the AO Knowledge Forum Tumour, an international group of spine oncology surgeons committed to advancing the understanding of spine oncology management through education and international multi-center research. Dr. Fisher is also a key member of the AO Spine International Research Commission. AO Spine represents the largest collaborative Spine Surgery Education and Research Organization in the world.
Dr. Fisher is the former President of the Canadian Spine Society (2013-2015). Under Dr. Fisher’s leadership, the Canadian Spine Society developed and implemented the Canadian Spine Research and Outcomes Network (CSORN). CSORN encompasses a National Spine Registry, but most importantly conducts and facilitates multicenter research across the country to develop better patient treatment protocols and surgical outcomes for spinal patients. Dr. Fisher has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored three textbooks. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine and is an Associate Editor for The Journal Spine. He is a regular guest lecturer at spinal events around the world.
In 2013 and 2016, he was honoured as one of the top 28 spine surgeons in North America.
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