Carl E. Fisher, MD
Dr. Fisher is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University. He teaches medical students and forensic psychiatry fellows, and he also teaches a seminar on neuroscience and ethics in the Masters in Bioethics program. He is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow in the Division of Brain Stimulation and Therapeutic Modulation. He completed psychiatric residency at Columbia University and fellowship training in forensic psychiatry in the Columbia/Cornell Residency in Psychiatry and the Law. He has received the Rappeport Fellowship from the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law and was named a New York State Office of Mental Health Policy Scholar.
Dr. Fisher's academic focus is on law, ethics, and policy relating to psychiatry and neuroscience. He works on both substantive questions (e.g., conceptual work in law and bioethics) and concrete issues (e.g., research ethics, the application of legal rules to psychiatric practice). His writing has been published in JAMA; The American Journal of Bioethics; The Journal of Medical Ethics; and The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, among others. His writing for the public has appeared in Scientific American MIND and WIRED UK, and he is a member of NeuWrite, Columbia University’s science writing collective.
Dr. Fisher maintains a private psychiatry practice, located in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, with a focus on integrative and holistic mental health practices such as meditation, yoga, and other approaches to wellness. He is board certified in Psychiatry and in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and he is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
His website is: http://www.carlerikfisher.com
Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- MD, 2009 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center