Miriam R. Fischer Wachter, MD| Emergency Medicine | MedStar Health

Miriam R. Fischer Wachter, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Languages: Spanish, Hebrew, English

This doctor only sees patients in the emergency room and does not schedule visits.

About me

Miriam Fischer, MD, FACEP is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician. She is affiliated with every MedStar Health Hospital and works clinically at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the Emergency Department.  Dr. Fischer is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Before joining MedStar Health, Dr. Fischer worked in the Emergency Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital and had appointments at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. 

Aside from her clinical work, Dr. Fischer is the lead physician for the sepsis initiative for MedStar Health.  In this role, she works collaboratively with all the hospitals, along with corporate leadership to decrease sepsis deaths by improving identification and care for septic patients across MedStar. 

Dr. Fischer has an interest in improving patient outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. She was a physician leader in a MedStar Health campaign with local sports teams to raise awareness and educate the public on doing CPR and using AEDs. The campaign had an additional focus on health equity.   Dr. Fischer is also an on-field Airway Management Physician for the NFL through the MedStar Ravens Collaborative. 

Dr. Fischer believes in thoughtful, compassionate, and high-quality medical care.  She is a staunch advocate for her patients and for her community.   


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110 Irving Street Northwest
Department of Emergency Medicine
Washington, DC, 20010

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Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Residency Program: Emory University School of Medicine (2012)

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine (2009)