Steven J. Fishman, MD

Steven J. Fishman, M.D.

President of the Physicians’ Organization, Senior Vice-President for Access and Business Services, Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center


Steven J. Fishman, M.D. is President of the Physicians’ Organization and Senior Vice-President for Access and Business Services at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Stuart and Jane Weitzman Family Chair in Surgery at Boston Children’s where he is also Vice-Chair of Surgery for Clinical Operations.

Dr. Fishman obtained his B.S. and M.D. degrees at Northwestern University and completed his training in General Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and in Pediatric Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is active in the practice and teaching of the broad spectrum of Pediatric Surgery, with particular clinical and research focus in the area of Vascular Anomalies. He is Co-Director of the Vascular Anomalies Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is President of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies.

Dr. Fishman created and hosts an international registry of hepatic hemangiomas. He has authored over 200 scientific publications and chapters and two books. He is an Editorial Consultant for the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. Dr. Fishman frequently serves as visiting professor and speaker nationally and internationally. In addition, he advises several patient/family-oriented support groups and frequently participates in their gatherings and clinics. At Boston Children’s, Dr. Fishman serves in many leadership roles, including as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Hospital Executive Committee.

Dr. Fishman has a particular focus on developing an understanding and approach to visceral vascular anomalies. Though these anomalies are extremely rare, an international referral practice has facilitated the recognition of patterns in clinical presentation and opportunities for treatment. He has focused on developing evaluation and intervention techniques including innovative operative procedures for the treatment of visceral vascular anomalies, and on understanding the biologic mechanisms involved in the development and progression of these lesions.