Dr. Philip Fischer

Consultant - Pediatrician
Chair of Division - Adolescent Medicine
Associate Dean - Medical Student Education
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Dr. Philip Fischer, MD, DTM&H, is a Consultant Pediatrician at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Before joining SSMC, Dr. Fischer was a Consultant Pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Minnesota for over 20 years. He is a clinician and an educator and his research findings have enhanced the prevention, treatment and awareness of chronic fatigue in adolescents, enabling them to lead fulfilling lives. Dr. Fischer has published over 200 papers and articles on travel and tropical medicine, nutritional deficiencies and adolescent health.

Doctor can help with

  • Rare disorders
  • Dysautonomia
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Adolescent chronic fatigue
  • Pediatric nutritional deficiencies
  • General and tropical pediatric disorders
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)


  • Co-editor - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Editor - Paediatrics and International Child Health

Licences & Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

Training & Work Experience

  • Consultant, Pediatrics

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi

  • Chair of Division, Adolescent Medicine

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi

  • Associate Dean, Medical Student Education

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi

  • Director, Medical Training Institute

    Nyankunde Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

    University of Utah, US

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean

    Mayo Clinic in Rochester, US


  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H)

    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Pediatric Residency

    University of Utah, US
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    University of California Irvine, US

Awards & Recognitions

  • Warrington Yorke Medal in International Community Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

  • Mentorship Award, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Mayo Clinic

  • Top Doctor 2020 Minnesota Monthly

  • Distinguished Pediatric Clinician

    Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Teacher of the Year, Hall of Fame

    Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic