Lisa C. Fishman, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

“The good physician knows his patients through and through, and his knowledge is bought dearly. Time, sympathy, and understanding must be lavishly dispensed, but the reward is to be found in the personal bond which forms the greatest satisfaction of the practice of medicine.” – Dr. Francis Weld Peabody, 1927

For me, the challenge and enjoyment of medicine is applying my medical acumen and skills to the individual needs of each patient. In order to accomplish this, I deeply value time spent getting to know each patient and developing a relationship based upon mutual trust and understanding. From almost 20 years of experience in various medical settings, I truly believe that listening to patients is still the most valuable skill acquired in our training and is one of my strengths. I believe that patients know their bodies best and the ability to carefully listen and observe verbal and non-verbal information is invaluable to understanding a patient and delivering optimum care.

As an internist, I feel privileged to see and guide patients through different stages and challenges of life. I strive to keep patients vibrant and well, work hard to educate them about wellness and prevention and help them navigate the complexities of illness and treatment. I recognize and value that sometimes simply listening and holding a hand may be equally as important and comforting to the patient as making a complex diagnosis.

Overall, my goal is to advocate on your behalf and empower you to play an active role in your healthcare. The better I know you, the better I can accomplish this.

Physician Profile


Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy 1991
Magna Cum Laude
Medical School
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Doctorate of Medicine 1995
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
Internal Medicine 1996-1998


New York

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2003-present
Assistant Attending Physician, Mount Sinai School Hospital 2003-present
Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program, Weill Medical College of Cornell University 2001-2003
Assistant Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital 1998-2003

Hospital Affiliations

Icahn, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

The Humanities and Medicine Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1987
High Honors, Philosophy Thesis, "Plato's Conception of Women", Brandeis University 1991


Third world medicine volunteerism, international travel and avid skier


American Board of Internal Medicine
Biomedical Ethics, The Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York University Division of Nursing 2002

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Josephina

    When I first meet Dr. Fishman. she look like a young fashion model. I asked her if she is really a doctor.that was in year