Victoria Fischer

Victoria Fischer, M.D.

PGY IV

Undergrad

B.S. – University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (2009-2013)

Medical School

M.D. – Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. (2014-2018)

Graduate School

M.S. Chemistry – University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2013-2014)
Residency – UT Health San Antonio, Department of Neurosurgery (2018-present)

Professional Interests

2016-current

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, Washington, DC. Dr. Rocco Armonda, MD. Student Researcher – Conducted a retrospective review to investigate the increased incidence and associated risk factors of shunt-dependent low-pressure hydrocephalus in isolated, posterior fossa vascular pathology. Paper in progress.

Poster presentations: AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Annual Meeting 2018, 2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2017 Annual Meeting.
Oral presentation: Georgetown University Annual Medical Student Research Day 2018.

2018

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Jeff Hutchinson, MD, COL US Army; Dr. Tracey P. Koehlmoos, PhD. Student Researcher – Conducted a framework analysis to investigate racial disparities within the Military Health System. Paper in progress.

Poster presentation: Health Justice Advocacy Presentation Session
2013-2014

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Dr. Bozhi Tian, PhD. Student Researcher – Measured the force of contraction of human aortic smooth muscle cells using internalized 
kinked silicon nanowires. 
 Master’s Thesis: “Kinked Silicon Nanowires as Intracellular Force Probes”

2012-2013

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Dr. Michelle Wirth, PhD. Research Assistant – Lead investigator in the Oxytocin, Men, and Psychophysiology Study evaluating the effects of 
oxytocin on cortisol in men who are exposed to acute social-evaluative stress

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Randy Bell, MD. Student Researcher – “Paradoxical Contralateral Herniation Detected by Pupillometry in Acute Syndrome of the Trephined.” Paper in progress.

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

Awards & Accomplishments

Health Justice Scholar distinction at graduation for completion of the Health Justice Scholar Longitudinal Academic Track at Georgetown University School of Medicine

United States Army Health Professions Scholarship to attend Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2014-2018