Dr. Fisher is the Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor of Surgery and former Head, Division of Plastic Surgery at UC San Diego. He graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in 1962 and received his graduate surgical training at the University of Minnesota, Boston University, and the University of Virginia. Dr. Fisher has authored or co-authored more than 200 published works enhancing the fields of transplantation immunity, wound healing, reconstructive surgery, and bio-materials tolerance. In 1977, Dr. Fisher founded INTERFACE, a volunteer team of plastic surgeons, nurses, and other specialists devoted to the care of children born with facial clefts and other deformities. He has performed surgery on hundreds of children in developing nations and received the UCSD Chancellor’s Community Service Award. He served for more than a decade on the University at Buffalo School of Medicine’s Dean’s Advisory Council. In 2006, he received the UB Distinguished Alumnus Award and delivered the Stockton Kimball Memorial Lecture. He serves as Trustee for the American Council on Science and Health. In retirement, Dr. Fisher returned to school and earned an MA in United States Political and Economic History. His historical works include Lead Pencil Miner: The Rush for Yukon Gold; Stolen Glory: The McKinley Assassination; and Stopping the Road: A Campaign Against Another Trans-Sierra Highway. His most recent published work, Silicone on Trial: Breast Implants and the Politics of Risk, deals with a growing conflict between scientific enterprise and America’s politically-driven regulatory process.