Gwenyth Fischer, MD

Associate Chair of Research, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Gwenyth Fischer

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-9574

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-301
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Jon Burke

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Associate Chair of Research, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric ECMO Co-Director

MD, Loyola University Stritch Medical School, Maywood, IL

Residency in Pediatrics, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Fischer is a pediatric critical care physician and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota. She is an alumna of Vassar College, completed her pediatric residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital Center, and her pediatric critical care fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fischer’s non-clinical focus is on pediatric medical devices and drug therapies. She is an alumna of the UMN Medical Device Center Innovation Fellows Program and is the founder and Director of the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC), which seeks to move pediatric technologies forward towards commercialization. Dr. Fischer also serves as Respiratory Care Director and ECMO Director for UMN Masonic Children’s Hospital, as well as Associate Chair for Research Partnerships within the Pediatrics Department.

Her research interests include pediatric and adult medical device and drug development and clinical trials, ECMO, critical care, and regulation of medical devices.


  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • ECMO
  • Medical Devices
  • Cardiopulmonary

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors" (2021, 2022)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2016-2018, 2021)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2015-2017)
  • Innovator in Clinical Practice Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2016)
  • University of Minnesota Pediatrics Innovator in Clinical Practice Award (2015)
  • Newborn Foundation Ted Thompsen Visionary Award (2015)


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics 
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Critical Care Medicine  

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Critical Care; Pediatric Medical Device Technology