John Fisher, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. John Fisher is the chief medical officer (CMO) of Martin Luther King,
Jr. Community Hospital. He has more than 15 years serving as a practicing
emergency room physician and is an expert in the implementation of systems
to streamline and modernize the coordination and delivery of quality health
care. As the CMO, Dr. Fisher works closely with the administrative team
and medical staff to further the hospital’s mission by establishing
quality standards, providing strategic direction and facilitating communication.
He is also responsible for aligning physician performance and clinical
care with the hospital’s goals and objectives so that patients receive
the highest quality care and have the best possible patient experience.
Throughout his career as a medical administrator, Dr. Fisher continued
in clinical practice as a board-certified and active emergency medicine
physician. He has supervised and mentored multidisciplinary clinical staff
at multiple hospitals and outpatient facilities, including two Kaiser
Permanente-owned facilities in Southern California, Providence St. Joseph
Medical Center in Burbank and Lancaster Community Hospital.
Most recently, Dr. Fisher was chief medical officer of Kern Health Systems
in Bakersfield, California, a not-for-profit managed care organization
that serves more than 140,000 Medi-Cal beneficiaries. His responsibilities
included ensuring the access to, quality of and proper use of clinical
resources for the plan’s members. During his tenure, he established
programs that increased patient access to primary care and specialty physician
services while simultaneously implementing significant cost-saving measures.
Prior to this, Dr. Fisher was a physician adviser with Executive Health
Resources reviewing clinical cases for Medicare, Medicaid and managed
care compliance for numerous hospitals throughout the U.S. He also served
as medical director for a critical care transport service and associate
medical director of a hospital emergency department.
Following his service in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Fisher completed
his undergraduate work at North Carolina Central University where he obtained
a Bachelor of Science in biology. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, New
York. While there, he completed an administrative internship with the
Greater New York Hospital Association. He subsequently completed his residency
in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago.
After starting his clinical career, Dr. Fisher went on to earn a Master
in Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Dr. Fisher is married with two children. He enjoys weight training and cycling.