• Dr. Fisher has spent the majority of his career at UAB developing a nationally recognized neurovascular service. This has included not only a state-of-the art neurosurgical unit, but active participation in intensive care and gamma knife therapy. He is the presently head of one of the largest Neurointensive care units in the country. He, with otolaryngologist Dr. Benjamin McGrew, has developed a vigorous skull base service with outstanding surgical results dealing with acoustic neuromas and skull base meningiomas. Dr. Fisher became a full professor in 1997 and became the first holder of the Griff Harsh Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery in 2009.
    Dr. Fisher is a retired captain in the United States Naval Medical Corps. Dr. Fisher was affiliated with the Uniformed Services Medical School at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He achieved an academic level of associate professor from the department of surgery at the medical school. At the time, Bethesda was one of two ABNS sanctioned military neurosurgical training programs. Dr. Fisher was the most senior neurosurgeon during the Iraqi Freedom portion of the war with Iraq. After completion of his active-duty military time at Bethesda, Dr. Fisher began his tenure at UAB.
  • Selected Publications


    Year Title Altmetric
    2015 Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Treatment.  71-80. 2015

    Education And Training

  • National Naval Medical Center, Internship
  • National Naval Medical Center, Residency
  • University of Western Ontario, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Saint Louis University 1978
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Chemistry, Duke University 1974
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Winfield Fisher