Dr. Fischer has a degree is in chemical engineering with an MS in biomedical engineering from University of Texas, Austin.
During medical school, Dr. Fischer was actively involved in the student run health clinic, serving as clinic manager, mentor and interpreter over the 4 years. He also co-founded an Interpreter Apprentice Program to let students practice and hone their medical Spanish. In 2007, Ernest studied recurrent tuberculosis in Peru through the University of Peru Cayetano Heredia with a grant from the NIH.
During residency, Dr. Fischer has worked in the department of GI on two projects tracking and understanding malnutrition in the 3rd world and in a mouse model.
He is interested in hospital medicine and nutrition as a therapeutic intervention.
Dr. Fischer chose Cincinnati for the obvious camaraderie between the residents.