Edgar G. Fischer, M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

Email: EFischer@salud.unm.edu


  • Gynecologic Pathology
  • Genitourinary Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Renal Pathology
  • Human Tissue Banking

Education and Certification Information

Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota).

Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico).

Medical School:
Medical School, University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany).

Board Certifications:
Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology.

Surgical Pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Alaini A, Singh P, Shah R, Fischer E, Ganta K, Barrett T, Servilla K. Prostate cancer metastasic to the renal allograft: A case report. Transplant Proc, 49, 201-205, 2017.

  • DeAguero JL, McKnown EN, Zhang L, Keirsey J, Fischer EG, Samedi VG, Canan BD, Kilic A, Janssen PM, Delfin DA. Altered protein levels in the isolated extracellular matrix of failing human hearts with dilated cardiomyopathy. Cardiovasc Pathol, 26, 12-20, 2016.

  • Jones AC, Antillon KS, Jenkins SM, Janos SN, Overton HN, Shoshan DS, Fischer EG, Trujillo KA, Bisoffi M. Prostate field cancerization: Deregulated expression of macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 (MIC-1) and platelet derived growth factor A (PDGF-A) in tumor adjacent tissue. PLoS One 10, e0119314, 2015.

  • Zaino RJ, Brady WE, Todd W, Leslie K, Fischer EG, Horowitz NS, Mannel RS, Walker JL, Ivanovic M, Duska LR. Histologic effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate on endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma: A Gynecologic Oncology Group study. In J Gynecol Pathol Oncol, 33, 543-553, 2014.

  • Leslie KK, Sill MW, Lankes HA, Fischer EG, Godwin AK, Gray H, Walker JL, Tewari K, Hanjani P, Abulafia O, Rose PG (2012). Lapatinib and potential prognostic value of EGFR mutations in a Gynecologic Oncology Group phase II trial of persistent or recurrent endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol 127, 345-350.

  • Jones AC, Trujillo KA, Phillips GK, Fleet TM, Murton JK, Severns V, Shah SK, Davis MS, Smith AY, Griffith JK, Fischer EG, Bisoffi M (2012). Early growth response 1 and fatty acid synthase expression is altered in tumor adjacent prostate tissue and indicates field cancerization. Prostate 72, 1159-1170.

  • Garcia AA, Sill MW, Lankes HA, Godwin AK, Mannel RS, Armstrong DK, Carolla RL, Liepman MK, Spirtos NM, Fischer EG, Leslie KK (2012). A phase II evaluation of lapatinib in the treatment of persistent or recurrent epithelial ovarian or primary peritoneal carcinoma: A Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecol Oncol 124, 569-574.

  • Luo W, Wu F, Elmaoued R, Beck BB, Fischer E, Meng X, Leslie KK, and Dai D (2010). Amifostine enhancement of the anti-cancer effects of paclitaxel in endometrial cancer is TP53-dependent. Int J Oncol, 37, 1187-1194.

  • Heaphy CM, Fleet TM, Treat EG, Lee S-J, Smith AY, Davis MS, Griffith JK, Fischer EG, and Bisoffi M (2010). Organ-wide telomeric status in diseased and disease-free prostatic tissues. Prostate, 70, 1471-1479.

  • Fischer EG, Harris AA, Carmichael B, Lathrop SL, and Cerilli LA (2009). IgA nephropathy in the triethnic population of New Mexico. Clin Nephrol, 72, 163-169.

  • Haaland CM, Heaphy, CM, Butler KS, Fischer EG, Griffith JK, and Bisoffi M (2009). Differential gene expression in tumor adjacent histologically normal prostate tissue indicates field cancerization. Int J Oncol, 35, 537-546.

  • Espindola D, Kennedy KA, and Fischer EG (2007). Management of abnormal uterine bleeding and the pathology of endometrial hyperplasia. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am, 34:717-37 [review].

  • Fischer EG, Moore MJ, and Lager DJ (2006). Fabry disease: a morphologic study of 11 cases. Mod Pathol, 19, 1295-1301.

  • Fischer EG and Lager DJ (2006). Anti-glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis: a morphologic study of 80 cases. Am J Clin Pathol, 125, 445-450.

  • Fischer EG (2004). Glomerular mesangial cell adhesion to fibrinogen is mediated by alpha-v beta-3 integrin. Biochem Cell Biol, 82, 597-601.

  • Fischer EG, Carney JA, Anderson SR, Klatt EC, and Lager DJ (2004). An immunophenotypic comparison of metanephric metaplasia of Bowman capsular epithelium with metanephric adenoma, Wilms tumor, and renal development. A case report and review of the literature. Am J Clin Pathol, 121, 850-856.