Stacy Fischer, MD
Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (1995)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Palliative Care Inpatient Consultant

Publications

  • Fischer SM. Palliative Care Embarking on a Long Strange Trip. J Palliat Med. 2023 Dec;26(12):1598-1599. PubMed PMID: 38060317
  • Sadang KG, Centracchio JA, Turk Y, Park E, Feliciano JL, Chua IS, Blackhall L, Silveira MJ, Fischer SM, Rabow M, Zachariah F, Grey C, Campbell TC, Strand J, Temel JS, Greer JA. Clinician Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators for Delivering Early Integrated Palliative Care via Telehealth. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Nov 9;15(22). PubMed PMID: 38001600
  • Fink RM, Valenti KG, Kline DM, Fischer SM. Reality of Family Caregiving for Hispanics With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: A Qualitative Analysis. J Palliat Med. 2023 Dec;26(12):1618-1626. PubMed PMID: 37311202
  • Singh S, Molina E, Perraillon M, Fischer SM. Post-Acute Care Outcomes of Cancer Patients <65 Reveal Disparities in Care Near the End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2023 Aug;26(8):1081-1089. PubMed PMID: 36856522
  • McCarthy V, Portz J, Fischer SM, Greenway E, Johnson RL, Knoepke CE, Matlock DD, Omeragic F, Peterson RA, Ranney ML, Betz ME. A Web-Based Decision Aid for Caregivers of Persons With Dementia With Firearm Access (Safe at Home Study): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2023 Jan 31;12:e43702. PubMed PMID: 36719721
  • Wan S, Lorenz KA, Fischer SM, Liao S, Lee MC, Kutner JS. Local Area Hospice Capacity and Rural Disparities in Hospice Use among Older Adults with Metastatic Breast Cancer. J Palliat Med. 2023 Feb;26(2):182-190. PubMed PMID: 36190490
  • Singh S, Dafoe A, Lahoff D, Tropeano L, Owens B, Nielsen E, Cagle J, Lum HD, Dorsey Holliman B, Fischer S. Pilot Trial of a Social Work Intervention to Provide Palliative Care for Adults with Cancer in Skilled Nursing Facilities. J Palliat Med. 2023 Apr;26(4):527-538. PubMed PMID: 36409676
  • Fischer S, Isaacson M, Sharma RK, Johnson KS. Racism in Palliative Care Research: We Still have a Ways to Go. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jan;65(1):1-5. PubMed PMID: 36198336
  • Brody AA, Convery KA, Kline DM, Fink RM, Fischer SM. Transitioning to Remote Recruitment and Intervention: A Tale of Two Palliative Care Research Studies Enrolling Underserved Populations During COVID-19. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Jan;63(1):151-159. PubMed PMID: 34161811
  • Wan S, Lorenz KA, Fischer SM, Liao S, Lee MC, Kutner JS. Local Area Hospice Capacity and Rural Disparities in Hospice Use among Older Adults with Metastatic Breast Cancer. J Palliat Med. 2022 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36190490
  • Crowder SL, Hoogland AI, Small BJ, Carpenter KM, Fischer SM, Li D, Kinney AY, Welniak TL, Brownstein N, Reich RR, Hembree T, Extermann M, Kim R, Afiat TP, Berry DL, Turner K, Jim HSL. Associations among frailty and quality of life in older patients with cancer treated with chemotherapy. J Geriatr Oncol. 2022 Nov;13(8):1149-1155. PubMed PMID: 36008271
  • Fischer SM. Telehealth: Evolving Promise and Peril. J Palliat Med. 2022 Jul;25(7):1012-1013. PubMed PMID: 35775891
  • Thomas Hebdon MC, Phan CT, Phillips C, Wan S, Doyon K, Gray T, Johnson L, Fischer SM. Ethical and Policy Implications of Financial Burden in Family Caregivers. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2022 Oct 1;24(5):E226-E232. PubMed PMID: 35666768
  • Rosa WE, Sager Z, Miller M, Bernstein I, Doerner Rinaldi A, Addicott K, Ljuslin M, Adrian C, Back AL, Beachy J, Bossis AP, Breitbart WS, Cosimano MP, Fischer SM, Guss J, Knighton E, Phelps J, Richards BD, Richards WA, Tulsky JA, Williams MT, Beaussant Y. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in the Context of Serious Illness. J Palliat Med. 2022 Aug;25(8):1273-1281. PubMed PMID: 35285721
  • Jordan SR, Geiger CL, Fischer SM, Kessler ER. Care planning priorities of older patients with advanced bladder cancer. J Geriatr Oncol. 2022 May;13(4):432-439. PubMed PMID: 35123920
  • Crowder SL, Hoogland AI, Welniak TL, LaFranchise EA, Carpenter KM, Li D, Rotroff DM, Mariam A, Pierce CM, Fischer SM, Kinney AY, Dong-Binh Tran T, Rastegari F, Berry DL, Extermann M, Kim RD, Tometich DB, Figueiredo JC, Muzaffar J, Bari S, Turner K, Weinstock GM, Jim HSL. Metagenomics and chemotherapy-induced nausea: A roadmap for future research. Cancer. 2022 Feb 1;128(3):461-470. PubMed PMID: 34643945
  • Brody AA, Convery KA, Kline DM, Fink RM, Fischer SM. Transitioning to Remote Recruitment and Intervention: A Tale of Two Palliative Care Research Studies Enrolling Underserved Populations During COVID-19. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Jan;63(1):151-159. PubMed PMID: 34161811
  • Kessler E, Schmeige S, Eguchi M, Singh S, Fischer SM. Patterns of treatment in older patients with newly diagnosed advanced bladder cancer: a SEER dataset analysis. Aging and Cancer. Published online 27 March 2022
  • Periyakoil VS, Gunten CFV, Fischer S, Pantilat S, Quill T. Generalist versus Specialist Palliative Medicine. J Palliat Med. 2022 Feb;25(2):193-199. PubMed PMID: 35103529
  • Thomas Hebdon MC, Phan CT, Phillips C, Wan S, Doyon K, Gray T, Johnson L, Fischer SM. Ethical and Policy Implications of Financial Burden in Family Caregivers. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2022 Oct 1;24(5):E226-E232. PubMed PMID: 35666768
  • DeCamp M, Alasmar A, Fischer S, Kutner JS. Meeting ethical challenges with authenticity when engaging patients and families in end-of-life and palliative care research: a qualitative study. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 May 16;21(1):74. PubMed PMID: 35578262
  • Schenker Y, Ellington L, Bell L, Kross EK, Rosenberg AR, Kutner JS, Bickel KE, Ritchie C, Kavalieratos D, Bekelman DB, Mooney KB, Fischer SM. The National Postdoctoral Palliative Care Research Training Collaborative: History, Activities, Challenges, and Future Goals. J Palliat Med. 2021 Apr;24(4):545-553. PubMed PMID: 32955969
  • Porter LS, Steel JL, Fairclough DL, LeBlanc TW, Bull J, Hanson LC, Fischer S, Keefe FJ. Caregiver-guided pain coping skills training for patients with advanced cancer: Results from a randomized clinical trial. Palliat Med. 2021 May;35(5):952-961. PubMed PMID: 33775175
  • Brackett H, Forman A, Foster LA, Fischer SM. Compassionate Removal of Heated High-Flow Nasal Cannula for End of Life: Case Series and Protocol Development. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2021 Aug 1;23(4):360-366. PubMed PMID: 34081632
  • Siler S, Arora K, Doyon K, Fischer SM. Spirituality and the Illness Experience: Perspectives of African American Older Adults. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Jun;38(6):618-625. PubMed PMID: 33461330
  • Singh S, Lum HD, Kutner J, Fischer S. The patient-driven payment model: A missed opportunity for patient-centered cancer care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Nov;69(11):3267-3272. PubMed PMID: 34523127
  • Crowder SL, Hoogland AI, Welniak TL, LaFranchise EA, Carpenter KM, Li D, Rotroff DM, Mariam A, Pierce CM, Fischer SM, Kinney AY, Dong-Binh Tran T, Rastegari F, Berry DL, Extermann M, Kim RD, Tometich DB, Figueiredo JC, Muzaffar J, Bari S, Turner K, Weinstock GM, Jim HSL. Metagenomics and chemotherapy-induced nausea: A roadmap for future research. Cancer. 2021 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34643945
  • Agin-Liebes GI, Malone T, Yalch MM, Mennenga SE, Ponté KL, Guss J, Bossis AP, Grigsby J, Fischer S, Ross S. Long-term follow-up of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for psychiatric and existential distress in patients with life-threatening cancer. J Psychopharmacol. 2020 Feb;34(2):155-166. PubMed PMID: 31916890
  • Schenker Y, Ellington L, Bell L, Kross EK, Rosenberg AR, Kutner JS, Bickel KE, Ritchie C, Kavalieratos D, Bekelman DB, Mooney KB, Fischer SM. The National Postdoctoral Palliative Care Research Training Collaborative: History, Activities, Challenges, and Future Goals. J Palliat Med. 2020 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32955969
  • Fischer SM, Tropeano L, Lahoff D, Owens B, Nielsen E, Retrum J, Jensen E, Ross C, Mancuso M, Drace M, Plata A, Melnyk A, Golub M, Gozansky W. Integrating Palliative Care Social Workers into Subacute Settings: Feasibility of the Assessing &amp; Listening to Individual Goals and Needs Intervention Trial. J Palliat Med. 2020 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33181046
  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Siler S, Fischer SM. Apoyo con Cariño: A Qualitative Analysis of a Palliative Care-Focused Lay Patient Navigation Intervention for Hispanics With Advanced Cancer. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Aug;22(4):335-346. PubMed PMID: 32568935
  • Kessler ER, Kukreja JB, Geiger CL, Fischer SM. Treating Elderly Patients With Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 Jun;18(6):783-790. PubMed PMID: 32502977
  • Schifeling CH, Fischer SM. Missing the Mark: High Rates of Absent and Untimely Access to Specialty Palliative Care in Patients with Peri-Hospital Mortality. J Palliat Med. 2020 Nov;23(11):1485-1492. PubMed PMID: 32282253
  • Singh S, Eguchi M, Min SJ, Fischer S. Outcomes of Patients With Cancer Discharged to a Skilled Nursing Facility After Acute Care Hospitalization. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 Jul;18(7):856-865. PubMed PMID: 32634778
  • Agin-Liebes GI, Malone T, Yalch MM, Mennenga SE, Ponté KL, Guss J, Bossis AP, Grigsby J, Fischer S, Ross S. Long-term follow-up of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for psychiatric and existential distress in patients with life-threatening cancer. J Psychopharmacol. 2020 Feb;34(2):155-166. PubMed PMID: 31916890
  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Bailey FA, Handel DL, Jordan SR, Lum HD, Fischer SM. Community-Based Conversations about Advance Care Planning for Underserved Populations Using Lay Patient Navigators. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jul;23(7):907-914. PubMed PMID: 31944875
  • Bekelman DB, Fink RM, Sannes T, Kline DM, Borrayo EA, Turvey C, Fischer SM. Puente para cuidar (bridge to caring): A palliative care patient navigator and counseling intervention to improve distress in Latino/as with advanced cancer. Psychooncology. 2020 Apr;29(4):688-695. PubMed PMID: 31834646
  • Chua IS, Zachariah F, Dale W, Feliciano J, Hanson L, Blackhall L, Quest T, Curseen K, Grey C, Rhodes R, Shoemaker L, Silveira M, Fischer S, O'Mahony S, Leventakos K, Trotter C, Sereno I, Kamdar M, Temel J, Greer JA. Early Integrated Telehealth versus In-Person Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer: A Study Protocol. J Palliat Med. 2019 Sep;22(S1):7-19. PubMed PMID: 31486721
  • Ward K, Ramzan A, Sheeder J, Fischer S, Lefkowits C. Persistent opioid use after radiation therapy in opioid-naive cervical cancer survivors. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 Sep;29(7):1105-1109. PubMed PMID: 31420413
  • Fischer SM, Min SJ, Atherly A, Kline DM, Gozansky WS, Himberger J, Lopez J, Lester K, Fink RM. Apoyo con Cariño (support with caring): RCT protocol to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with advanced medical illness. Res Nurs Health. 2018 Dec;41(6):501-510. PubMed PMID: 30302769
  • Fischer SM, Kline DM, Min SJ, Okuyama-Sasaki S, Fink RM. Effect of Apoyo con Cariño (Support With Caring) Trial of a Patient Navigator Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes for Latino Adults With Advanced Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Dec 1;4(12):1736-1741. PubMed PMID: 30326035
  • Jodon G, Fischer SM, Kessler ER. Treatment of Urothelial Cancer in Elderly Patients: Focus on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. Drugs Aging. 2018 May;35(5):409-421. PubMed PMID: 29744750
  • Cervantes L, Hull M, Keniston A, Chonchol M, Hasnain-Wynia R, Fischer S. Symptom Burden among Latino Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease and Access to Standard or Emergency-Only Hemodialysis. J Palliat Med. 2018 Sep;21(9):1329-1333. PubMed PMID: 29847204
  • Singh S, Rodriguez A, Lee D, Min SJ, Fischer S. Usefulness of the Surprise Question on an Inpatient Oncology Service. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Nov;35(11):1421-1425. PubMed PMID: 29783852
  • Fischer SM, Kline DM, Min SJ, Okuyama S, Fink RM. Apoyo con Cariño: Strategies to Promote Recruiting, Enrolling, and Retaining Latinos in a Cancer Clinical Trial. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Nov;15(11):1392-1399. PubMed PMID: 29118231
  • Fischer SM. Advancing Advance Care Planning. J Palliat Med. 2017 Sep;20(9):908-909. PubMed PMID: 28805494
  • Fischer SM, Matlock DD. Reply to Comment on: How U.S. Doctors Die: A Cohort Study of Healthcare Use at the End of Life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug;65(8):1887. PubMed PMID: 28481455
  • Cervantes L, Jones J, Linas S, Fischer S. Qualitative Interviews Exploring Palliative Care Perspectives of Latinos on Dialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 May 8;12(5):788-798. PubMed PMID: 28404600
  • Cervantes L, Fischer S, Berlinger N, Zabalaga M, Camacho C, Linas S, Ortega D. The Illness Experience of Undocumented Immigrants With End-stage Renal Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28166331
  • Cervantes L, Fischer S, Berlinger N, Zabalaga M, Camacho C, Linas S, Ortega D. The Illness Experience of Undocumented Immigrants With End-stage Renal Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 1;177(4):529-535. PubMed PMID: 28166331
  • Fischer S, Bekelman D. Gender Differences in Sexual Interest or Activity among Adults with Symptomatic Heart Failure. J Palliat Med. 2017 Aug;20(8):890-894. PubMed PMID: 28318353
  • Cervantes L, Linas S, Keniston A, Fischer S. Latinos With Chronic Kidney Failure Treated by Dialysis: Understanding Their Palliative Care Perspectives. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Feb;67(2):344-7. PubMed PMID: 26612276
  • Fischer SM. What Makes Us Whole?. J Palliat Med. 2016 Aug;19(8):798-9. PubMed PMID: 27494222
  • Fischer SM, Bekelman D, Bailey FA. Family Assessment of Quality of Care in the Last Month of Life. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Aug 1;176(8):1102-4. PubMed PMID: 27367457
  • Bekelman DB, Rabin BA, Nowels CT, Sahay A, Heidenreich PA, Fischer SM, Main DS. Barriers and Facilitators to Scaling Up Outpatient Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2016 Apr;19(4):456-9. PubMed PMID: 26974489
  • Matlock DD, Yamashita TE, Min SJ, Smith AK, Kelley AS, M Fischer S. How U.S. Doctors Die: A Cohort Study of Healthcare Use at the End of Life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 May;64(5):1061-7. PubMed PMID: 27195936
  • Retrum JH, Gozansky WS, Lahoff DG, Rosenberg EL, Tropeano LE, Owens BA, Fischer SM. A Need for More Palliative Focused Care: A Survey of Colorado Skilled Care Facilities. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Aug 1;16(8):712-3. PubMed PMID: 26159824
  • Fischer SM, Cervantes L, Fink RM, Kutner JS. Apoyo con Cariño: a pilot randomized controlled trial of a patient navigator intervention to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with serious illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):657-65. PubMed PMID: 25240788
  • Fischer SM, Cervantes L, Fink RM, Kutner JS. Apoyo con Cariño: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Patient Navigator Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes for Latinos With Serious Illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25240788
  • Cervantes L, Chu E, Nogar C, Burden M, Fischer S, Valtierra C, Albert RK. A Hospitalist mentoring program to sustain interest in healthcare careers in under-represented minority undergraduates. J Hosp Med. 2014 Sep;9(9):586-9. PubMed PMID: 24891113
  • Apoyo con Cariño: (Support with Caring) A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Patient Navigator Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes for Hispanics with Serious Non-Cancer Illness. JAMA IM
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Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Geriatric Medicine, Board Certification (2004)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (1995)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
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