Dr. Charles Fisher is Professor and Head of the Combined Neurosurgical & Orthopaedic Spine Program at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. His practice is confined to adult spine surgery with subspecialty clinical interests in trauma and oncology. He has a Masters Degree in Health Care and Epidemiology and is the former President of the Canadian Spine Society.
Dr. Fisher has special research interests in spine trauma, oncology and evidence based medicine. He is Chairman of the AO Knowledge Forum Tumour an international group of spine oncology surgeon thought leaders committed to advancing the understanding of spine oncology management through education and multi-center research. Dr. Fisher is one of 5 spine surgeons on the steering committee for the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network (CSORN); a multicenter research network and registry he initiated in 2013. Dr Fisher, along with Dr Alex Vaccaro author a regular article on Evidence Based Recommendations in Spine Surgery for the journal, Spine.
Dr. Fisher has authored over 260 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored 4 textbooks. He has been the special guest editor for two focus issues in Spine Oncology for the journal Spine. He formally sat on 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 and in 2013 and 2016 was honoured as one of the top 28 spine surgeons in North America.
Dr. Fisher attended UCLA on a soccer scholarship and graduated with honours degree in Kinesiology. He attended Dalhousie University Medical School, and completed his residency at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Fisher did a Spine Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, in London. He is married to Carolyn and has 4 children, Zacharie, Charlotte, Anabelle and Olivia.
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