DIO/Director/Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education (Ret.) & Emerita Director of Resident/Fellow Well-being, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine
Dr. Fisher served as the Designated Institutional Official (DIO)/Director/Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Yale School of Medicine (YLM) from 1998 – 2016. In this role, she oversaw approximately 100 training programs and 1100 trainees. She became the first Director of Resident/Fellow Well-Being at Yale, where she established an innovative peer support group. She is currently a Deputy Title IX Coordinator in the Provost’s Office of Yale University. Nationally, she has held leadership roles with APDIM, the AAMC, the ACGME and its Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee, the GI Drugs Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American College of Gastroenterology.
She has been recognized for excellence in the field of Gastroenterology and for her leadership, especially as regards medical education. Her honors include the Janssen Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Gastroenterology (1996), the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award (2006), the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine (APDIM) Dema Daley Founder’s Award (2011), and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Distinguished Service Member Award (2017). She was elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and honored with the George Thornton Outstanding Teacher Award and the Laureate Award of the Connecticut Chapter of the ACP. In 2017, YNHH and YSM established the Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD Award for Leadership in Graduate Medical Education, of which she was the first recipient. In 2018, the Section of Digestive Diseases established an annual named lectureship in her honor. In 2020, the Connecticut Chapter of the ACP established the Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD, Female Physician Leadership Award, of which she was the first recipient.
Dr. Fisher received her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, and trained in gastroenterology at the Royal Free Hospital, London and at Yale University.