Naomi D.L. Fisher, M.D.

head 14Naomi DL Fisher, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Naomi Fisher received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the History and Philosophy of Science from Princeton University, magna cum laude, and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She finished a clinical fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension as well as a research fellowship in Hypertension at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and has been on staff at the BWH ever since.

Dr. Fisher has completed over two decades of clinical research at Harvard University, focusing on cardiovascular endocrinology. She has conducted dozens of clinical trials at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Clinical Research Center, having served as Principal Investigator on studies funded both by industry and the NIH with over 20 years of continuous NIH funding.  Her areas of research expertise include hypertension and diabetes; vascular regulation; aging; cognition; endothelial function; genetics; and flavanols.  She is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed original research publications in high impact medical journals, including Circulation, Neurology and Hypertension.  Dr. Fisher’s bibliography includes not only original scientific reports, but standards of care, clinical guidelines, reviews, chapters and online resources. She has served as Reviewer for multiple NIH Clinical Trials Panels and for many journals, as well as for the Institutional Review Board of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Clinically, Dr. Fisher is founder and Director of Hypertension Services and the Hypertension Specialty Clinic at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  As an endocrinologist she is repeatedly cited in multiple Best Doctors listings. She serves as clinical expert in Hypertension for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund protocols.

Dr. Fisher is a veteran teacher, currently serving as Director for the Harvard Catalyst Design of Clinical Trials course. She directs the monthly Harvard Hypertension Conference and is invited regularly to teach house staff, fellows, primary care doctors and specialists about clinical issues and research. She served as co-director and lecturer for the HMS Pasteur Society Research Program for first year medical students for seven years.  She also served on the selection committee and as advisor for the Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship Program.  She has delivered lectures on local, national and international levels, in live venues and on radio and television. In addition to medical topics, she teaches about effective written and oral communication.