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Naomi Fisher

Naomi D. L. Fisher MD

Director, Hypertension Service and Hypertension Innovation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Naomi Fisher received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the History and Philosophy of Science from Princeton University, magna cum laude, and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She completed a clinical fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension as well as a research fellowship in Hypertension at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and has been on staff at the BWH ever since. 

Dr. Fisher has been engaged in almost three decades of clinical research at Harvard University, focusing on cardiovascular endocrinology. She has conducted dozens of clinical trials at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Clinical Research Center, having served as Principal Investigator on studies funded both by industry and the NIH, with over 20 years of continuous NIH funding. Her areas of research expertise include hypertension; renal denervation; renal vascular hemodynamics; diabetes; endothelial function, and flavanols. 

She is the author of over 75 peer-reviewed publications in high impact medical journals, including Circulation, Neurology and Hypertension.  Dr. Fisher’s bibliography includes not only original scientific reports, but standards of care, clinical guidelines, reviews, chapters and online resources. She has served as Reviewer for multiple NIH Clinical Trials Panels and for many journals.

Dr. Fisher directs the hypertension program for BWH Cardiovascular Medicine Innovation, leading a remote management system for the treatment of high blood pressure. This program aims to replace the traditional office-based system of hypertension control with an algorithmic, non-physician led treatment program based upon transmission of home blood pressure measures.  To date 3000 patients have been enrolled.

Dr. Fisher is a veteran teacher, currently directing and teaching in two Harvard Catalyst courses. She directs the monthly Harvard Hypertension Conference and is invited regularly to teach house staff, fellows, primary care doctors and specialists about clinical hypertension and her research. In addition to medical topics, she teaches about effective written and oral communication. 

Clinically, Dr. Fisher is an endocrinologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of hypertension. She is founder and Director of Hypertension Services and the Hypertension Specialty Clinic at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She is repeatedly cited in multiple Best Doctors listings.   

Disclosures

Dr. Fisher reports the following:
  • Recor Medical: research funding and consultant
  • Medtronic: consultant
  • Aktiia: consultant