June 1, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The max capacity has been reached for this virtual meeting (95 students). Please check back in August for virtual programming like Talks With Docs!
In partnership with Penn State Health and Whitaker's Women in STEM Initiative, Talks with Docs invites high school students to explore healthcare careers through conversations with doctors from diverse backgrounds. Join us as we talk with Dr. Tiffany L. Fisher, MD, Ph.D. about her education, experience, and any tips she has for students interested in healthcare. While the program is free to attend, registration is required.
is a board-certified neurologist and Assistant Professor in the Epilepsy Division of the Department of Neurology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. A native of New Bern, NC, Dr. Fisher was educated in the public school system and went on to attend Hampton University as a Gates Millennium and Student Enhancement in Mathematics and Science (SEMS) Scholar where she received a BS in Mathematics. She earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2007 from Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in the laboratory of Dr. Dwayne Godwin with a dissertation titled “Thalamic Integration of Cortical Input.” Dr. Fisher then pursued her medical degree at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she remained for residency, serving as both the chief resident in Neurology and an epilepsy fellow prior to joining the faculty at Penn State. Dr. Fisher currently serves as a faculty co-advisor for both the Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at Penn State. She also serves as the Neurology Department Representative to the Dean’s Advisory Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Council and chair of the newly formed diversity and inclusion committee within the neurology department. She is active in the neurology department as a member of the research and curriculum committees. Her current research focuses on patient outcomes utilizing a specialized technique of stereoelectroencephalography for invasive seizure monitoring in patients who have a responsive neurostimulator implanted for seizure control.