Gwenyth Fischer

Associate Chair of Research, Associate Professor, Division Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


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.

Clinical Summary

Pediatric Critical Care; Pediatric Medical Device Technology


MD, Loyola University Stritch Medical School, Maywood, IL

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Innovator in Clinical Practice Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



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

Administrative Contact

Joanna Perrier
Administrative Phone: 612-625-6678
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