Specialist in Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer Joins Mercy Health Physicians

(CINCINNATI; May 16, 2014) - Mercy Health, which provides compassionate quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Emily Fisher MD, who specializes in Mohs surgery, has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

Mohs surgery is a microsurgery physicians use to treat many types of skin cancer. During a Mohs surgery procedure, Dr. Fisher will review tissue samples she’s removed under a microscope for evidence of cancer cells while the patient waits. Her findings guide the procedure, telling Dr. Fisher where she still needs to remove tissue in order to remove all of the cancerous cells and when she can stop. Many studies show that Mohs surgery has an extremely high cure rate.

Dr. Fisher is board certified in Dermatology. She completed her Residency in Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and also served as Chief Resident at UC before serving as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts and Chief Cosmetic and Laser Surgeon at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. Dr. Fisher earned her medical degree from Washington University School
of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. As many as one in five Americans will develop skin cancer and its effects can be disfiguring and even fatal,” says Dr. Fisher. “I’m proud to bring my skills in treating skin cancer to Mercy Health, which has a wide range of resources available to help patients coping with a cancer diagnosis.”

Dr. Fisher began seeing patients on March 24 from Mercy Health - Kenwood Mohs Surgery, located at 4700 East Galbraith Road, Suite 201, Cincinnati, ZIP 45236. To find out more about Dr. Fisher or to schedule an appointment with her, please call 513-924-8860.

To find a Mercy Health physician in your neighborhood, or to learn about the services provided at Mercy Health, please visit http://www.e-mercy.com/physicians.asp or call 513-981-2222.