Robert Fisher, MD, PhD

Robert Scott Fisher

Professor - University Medical Line, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Professor - University Medical Line (By courtesy), Neurosurgery
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1977) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1983)
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Neurology Residency (1983) MD
Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1979) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy (2013)
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1982) MD
BS, Caltech, Biology (1971)
M.D., Stanford, Medicine (1977)
Ph.D., Stanford, Neuroscience (1976)
Dr. Fisher is Maslah Saul MD Professor and Director of the Stanford Epilepsy Center. He had research awards from the Klingenstein Foundation, EF, CURE and NIH. He published 160 peer-reviewed articles and 4 books. He was named 1996-2020 in Best Doctors in America. He received the Ambassador Award from the International League Against Epilepsy, the 2005 AES Service Award and the 2006 Annual Clinical Research Award. Dr. Fisher is Past-President of the American Epilepsy Society, and has served on the Board of the ILAE and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Epilepsia. He is past Editor-in-Chief of the website His research is on new devices to treat epilepsy.