Katherine Fischer, MD

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Katherine Fischer, MD, is a pediatric urologist with the Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Residency

Urology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Urology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Urologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2022

Eftekharzadeh S, Mittal S, Aghababian A, Weaver J, Fischer K, Long C, Weiss D, Van Batavia J, Srinivasan A, Shukla A. (2022) Incidence and resolution of de novo hydronephrosisafter pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation for primary vesicoureteral reflux. Accepted to Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Aghababian A, Mittal S, Eftekharzadeh S, Hamdan D, Weaver J, Godlewski K, Fischer K, Long C, Weiss D, Van Batavia J, Zaontz M, Zderic S, Kolon T, Canning D, Shukla A, Srinivasan A. (2022) Office based pediatric urologic procedures: A safe and effective alternative to interventions under anesthesia. Urology Apr. 21; 10.1016.

Mittal S, Aghababian A, Eftekharzadeh S, Saxena S, Janssen K, Lombardo A, Adamic B, Dinardo L, Weaver J, Fischer K, Andolfi C, Long C, Weiss D, Kirsch A, Srinivasan A, Gundeti M, Shukla A. (2022) Robot-assisted laparoscopic ureterocalicostomy in the setting of ureteropelvic junction obstruction: A multi-institutional cohort. The Journal of Urology. Jun 1:10-97.

Fischer KM, Zaontz MR, Mittal S. (2022) Pediatric inguinal hernia repair and orchiopexy.  Urology Video Journal. Jun 1;14:100151.

2021

Mittal S, Srinivasan A, Bowen D, Fischer KM, Shah J, Weiss DA, Long CJ, Shukla AR. (2021) Utilization of robot-assisted surgery for the treatment of primary obstructed megaureters in children. Urology. Mar 1;149:216-21.

Ramji J, Eftekharzadeh S, Fischer KM, Joshi RS, Reddy PP, Pippi-Salle JL, Frazier JR, Weiss DA, Canning DA, Shukla AR. (2021) Variant of bladder Exstrophy with an intact penis: surgical options and approach. Urology. Mar 1;149:e15-7.

Fischer KM, Mittal S, Long CJ, Duffy KA, Kalish JM, Evageliou NF, Kolon TF. (2021) Late presentation of Wilms tumor in a patient with hemihypertrophy after normal screening. Urology. Feb 11.

2020

Fischer KM, Mittal, S, Joshi R, Ramji J, Reddy P, Shukla A, Canning D. (2020). Bladder exstrophy with normal appearing phallus and duplicated urethra: variants in EEC. Dialogues in Pediatric Urology December 2020.

Fischer KM, Kraft KH, Kolon TF. (2020) Undescended testis in the postpubertal patient. AUA Updates. August Lesson 24.

Fischer KM, Bowen DK, Kovell RC, Canning DA, Weiss DA. (2020) Follow-up and outcomes of patients with long-term cutaneous vesicostomies at a single institution. Urology. Oct 1;144:255-60.

Yin S, Peng Q, Li, H, Zhang Z, You X, Fischer KM, Furth SL, Fan Y, Tasian GE (2020). Multi-instance deep learning of ultrasound imaging data for pattern classification of congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract in children. Urology. Aug 142: 183-189.

Yin S, Peng Q, Li, H, Zhang Z, You X, Fischer KM, Furth SL, Tasian GE, Fan Y (2020). Automatic kidney segmentation in ultrasound images using subsequent boundary distance regression and pixelwise classification networks. Medical image analysis. Medical Image Analysis. 1:60: 101602.

Fischer KM, Bowen DK, Kovell RC, Back SJ, Darge K, Weiss DA (2020). Intraoperative contrast enhanced sonourethrography to characterize urethral stricture in a pediatric patient. Urology Case Reports. Oct 11840: 146-154.

Yin S, Peng Q, Li H, Zhang Z, You X, Fischer K, Furth SL, Tasian GE, Fan Y. (2020) Computer-aided diagnosis of congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract in children using a multi-instance deep learning method based on ultrasound imaging data. Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging. Apr:1347-1350.

2019

Yin S, Peng Q, Li H, Zhang Z, You X, Liu H, Fischer KM, Furth SL, Tasian GE, Fan Y (2019). Multi-instance deep learning with graph convolutional neural networks for diagnosis of kidney diseases using ultrasound imaging. Uncertain Safe Util Machine Learn Med Imaging Clin Image Based Proced. 1:60: 101602.

2018

Fischer, KM, S J Brooks J, Ugras SK (2018). Invasive lobular carcinoma involving a borderline phyllodes tumor. Breast Journal. 24 (6): 1076-1077.

Fischer KM, Louie M, Mucksavage P (2018). Ureteral stent discomfort and its management. Current Urology Reports. 19(8):64.

2016

Fischer KM, Chunming L, Wang H, Song Y, Furth, S, Tasian GE (2016). Renal parenchymal area growth curves for children aged 0 to 10 months. Journal of Urology. 195 (4 Pt2): 1203-8.

Chouhan JD, Fischer KM, Weiss JP (2016). Current urology resident views on desirable characteristics for first time employment. Urology Practice. 3(5).

2015

Fischer KM, Xu M, Weiss JP (2015). Nocturnal Polyuria: What we need to know in 2015. Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports. 10.3: 271-277.

Abstracts

2022

Fischer KM. Automated segmentation of the kidneys, ureters and bladder using a convolutional Neural Network Model. Accepted to 2022 R.O.C.K. Society Meeting.

Fischer KM, Aghababian A, Eftekharzadeh S, Unadkat P, Nadeem I, Mittal S, Weaver J, Long C, Weiss D, Shukla A, Srinivasan A. Robot-assisted laparoscopic reconstruction for complex anomalies of the ureterovesical junction. Accepted to 2022 NARUS meeting.

Fischer KM, Talwar R, Godlewski K, Xiang A, Shukla A, Srinivasan A, Long C, Kolon T, Mittal S. Partial orchiectomy for testicular mass in a pediatric patient: Technique and outcomes. Accepted to 2022 American Urologic Association Annual Meeting.

Fischer KM, Li Y, Schurhamer B, Ziemba J, Fan Y, Tasian GE. Development of a urinary tract atlas using convolutional neural networks. Accepted to 2022 American Urologic Association Annual Meeting.

Fischer KM, Van Batavia J, Hyacinthe N, Mittal S, Godlewski K, Zderic S, Shukla A, Srinivasan A, Weiss D, Kolon T, Canning D, Zaontz M, Long C. Caudal anesthesia is not associated with complications following distal hypospadias repair. Accepted to 2022 American Urologic Association Annual Meeting.

2021

Eftekharzadeh,S, Aghababian A, Mittal S, Fischer K, Weaver J, Weiss D, Long C, Srinivasan A, Shukla A. Incidence and predictors of febrile urinary tract infection after robot assisted ureteral reimplantation for primary vesicoureteral reflux in a modern cohort. Accepted at SPU Fall Congress 2021.

Gan Z, Fischer KM, Shukla A. Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a Y-type duplicated collecting system. Accepted to 2021 American Urologic Association Annual Meeting.

Aghababian A, Mittal S, Eftekharzadeh S, Weaver J, Fischer K, Long C, Weiss D, Van Batavia J, Zaontz M, Kolon T, Zderic S, Canning D, Shukla A, Srinivasan A. Role of non-operative management of ureteroceles: should we puncture all ureteroceles? Accepted to 2021 American Urologic Association Annual Meeting.

Posters and Presentations

2022

Fischer KM, Eftekharzadeh S, Aghababian A, Mittal S, Weaver J, Nadeem I, Unadkat P, Godlewski K, Long C, Weiss D, Shukla A, Srinivasan Outcome & safety of robot assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation in infants <24 months of age with primary vesicoureteral reflux. Accepted to 2022 NARUS meeting. Award for best pediatric abstract presentation.

2021

Fischer KM, Li Y. Collaborative approach to building a machine learning model for clinical urology. Presented at 2021 Annual CAIRIBU Meeting.

2020

Yin, S, Pen Q, Li, H, Zhang Z, You X, Fischer KM, Furth SL, Tasian GE, Fan Y (2020). Automatic kidney segmentation in ultrasound images using subsequent boundary distance regression and pixelwise classification networks. Medical image analysis. Medical Image Analysis. 1:60: 101602.

Fischer KM, Bowen DK, Kovell RC, Back SJ, Darge K, Weiss DA (2020). Intraoperative contrast enhanced sonourethrography to characterize urethral stricture in a pediatric patient. Urology Case Reports. Apr 22: 101223.

Fischer KM, Bowen DK, Kovell RC, Canning DA, Weiss DA. Follow up and outcomes of patients with  long-term cutaneous vesicostomy at a single institution.  (Accepted to Urology April 2020 & in publication) 

2018

Fischer, KM, S J Brooks J, Ugras SK (2018). Invasive lobular carcinoma involving a borderline phyllodes tumor. Breast Journal. 24 (6): 1076-1077.

Fischer KM, Louie M, Mucksavage P (2018). Ureteral stent discomfort and its management. Current Urology Reports. 19(8):64.

2016

Fischer KM, Chunming L, Wang H, Song Y, Furth, S, Tasian GE (2016). Renal parenchymal area growth curves for children aged 0 to 10 months. Journal of Urology. 195 (4 Pt2): 1203-8.

Chouhan JD, Fischer KM, Weiss JP (2016). Current urology resident views on desirable characteristics for first time employment. Urology Practice. 3(5).

2015

Fischer KM, Xu M, Weiss JP (2015). Nocturnal Polyuria: What we need to know in 2015. Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports. 10.3: 271-277.

Awards and Honors

2020, Donald C. Liu Humanism Hero in Surgery Award, University Pennsylvania Department of Surgery
2015, SUNY Chancellor’s Award
2015, Magna Cum Laude, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
2015, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
2011, Summa Cum Laude, Loyola University Maryland
2011, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Loyola University Maryland
2009, Psi Chi (National Psychology Honor Society)
2007-2011, Dean’s List, Loyola University Maryland
2007-2011, Loyola Honors Program, Loyola University Maryland

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2016-present, Society of Women in Urology
2014-present, American Urological Association