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Wade Fischer, MD

Wade Fischer, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Fischer brings Florida Heart & Lung Institute over 20 years of experience in cardiac surgery. Dr. Fischer obtained his MD degree at Tulane University, New Orleans LA. He completed his general surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Fischer received additional training in the surgical management of heart failure, at UCLA, where he gained experience in heart transplantation, lung transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support (left ventricular assist devices-LVADs and ECMO).

Dr. Fischer has held leadership positions in both academic and private practice settings, including The Houston Methodist Hospital – DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, The Medical College of Wisconsin, and most recently, Hahnemann University Hospital, in Philadelphia, PA. While at Hahnemann, Dr. Fischer was the Surgical Director of Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support.

Dr. Fischer’s practice includes all aspects of adult cardiac surgery including CABG, valve repair/replacement, aortic surgery, and the surgical management of heart failure. He has trained in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery and provides surgical support to our TAVR program. Additionally, Dr. Fischer can perform a select range of thoracic pulmonary procedures, including pulmonary resections, decortication, and biopsies.
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