Patricia Fisher, M.D., joins CVMC as Chief Medical Officer

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Berlin, Vt. – Patricia “Patti” Fisher, M.D., has joined The University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) as Chief Medical Officer, succeeding Philip Brown, D.O., who retired in March.

Dr. Fisher comes to CVMC from The University of Vermont Medical Center, where she served as medical director for Case Management and Medical Staff Affairs as well as Family Medicine Inpatient Service/Ambulatory Care Unit.

She is a board-certified hospitalist who also served as vice president of UVM Health Network Credentialing and Enrollment. Her professional areas of expertise include health care delivery execution, quality improvement, clinical standardization, regulatory/Joint Commission compliance and resource/budget management. She joined UVM Medical Center in 2013 after 10 years at The Community Health Centers of Burlington, where she served as staff physician and later as medical director.

Dr. Fisher earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and completed her residency through Forbes Family Practice Residency in Pittsburgh, where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Fisher is a 2016 graduate of the American Association for Physician Leadership’s Chief Medical Officer Academy.

“Patti’s commitment to advancing provider partnerships and her patient- and family-centered care approach to her practice make her a wonderful fit for the Central Vermont Medical Center team. I look forward to working with Patti as we partner work with our community to advance population health in central Vermont,” said Anna T. Noonan, CVMC’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

Dr. Fisher’s global volunteerism includes supporting the disaster response to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma with Heart to Heart International and ongoing medical support in Haiti. Here at home, she has performed physicals for Vermont farm workers in partnership with the Mexican Consulate, served as medical volunteer at 2016’s Special Olympics Summer Games, supported Vermont Homeless Health Care’s warming shelter, and served as co-chair of the VNA Respite House’s Physician Fundraising Committee. She plans similar community involvement in central Vermont.

“As Chief Medical Officer Patti will provide leadership for our medical staff office functions and support acute care clinical operations,” Noonan added. “She’ll play an essential leadership role in guiding the development and implementation of medical policies, practices and clinical programs while collaborating with local leadership and partners across the UVM Health Network.”