St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Fischer is a staff psychiatrist with the Mental Health Service at St. Michael’s Hospital and director of Geriatric Psychiatry at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an associate scientist and co-director of Neurodegenerative Research, Division of Neuroscience Research, at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Research, the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. She has an academic appointment as Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and is an associate member of the Institute of Medical Science where she supervises graduate students, research fellows, residents and medical students. She was recently appointed an associate editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease and elected academic co-chair of the Neuropsychiatric Symptom Professional Interest Area ISTAART in addition to being a member of several national/international organizations including CAGP, AAGP, IPA and ISTAART.  Dr. Fischer’s main clinical and research focus centres around neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease and their clinical, imaging and pathological correlates. She directs the St. Michael’s Hospital Memory Clinic and is a member of the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance as well as the Behavioural Neurology Section at the University of Toronto. She is a principal investigator for a number of peer-reviewed and industry sponsored grants, including a multi-centred study of photobiomodulation therapy in moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease.  She is also a site PI for several large multi-centred grants funded by Brain Canada, the Ontario Brain Institute and the Weston Foundation. She has approximately sixty peer-reviewed publications and has presented her work extensively at national and international meetings.