Dr. Fishman joins the faculty of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from New York University Medical School, where he was Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director of Gynecologic Oncology.
An internationally recognized gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Fishman is especially noted for his innovative research on the regulation of ovarian metastasis and in developing new methods for the detection of early stage ovarian carcinoma. He established The National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program in 1999 with a grant from the National Cancer Institute and philanthropic support. He is currently the Director of this program.
Dr. Fishman received his medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Fishman has authored over 230 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters and several books on gynecologic malignancies. His research has received awards from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Berlex Foundation and multiple philanthropic agencies. He serves as an editor for three journals and ad hoc reviewer for 43 medical and scientific journals and is a member of national and international cancer institute study sections from the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
His membership in many medical and honor societies and patient advocacy groups include the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, AOA, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. He frequently lectures worldwide on women's cancers and early detection techniques.