Dr. Robert F. Fischer, MD

1973 MD University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
1969 BA University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Major: Biology
Minor: Philosophy
Graduate Education
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Division of Psychiatry; Child Psychiatry
Los Angeles County / University of Southern California Medical Center
Adult Psychiatry
Intern: Los Angeles County / University of Southern California Medical Center
Electives ans Seminars
William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute
Columbia, South Carolina
Adult Psychiatry/Neurology
Rig’s Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark
New York University Hospital
New York, New York
Department of Pediatric Neurology
Albert Einstein Medical Center
New York, New York
Child Psychiatry
2003 – Present Executive Director and co-founder
Optimum Performance Institute
Woodland Hills, California
1994 – 2003 Consulting Psychiatrist
Cascade School
Whitmore, California
1991 – 1994 Medical Director
Redding Specialty Hospital
Redding, California
Developed the adolescent program and its substance abuse components. Also worked with adults in the hospital’s dual diagnosis program. Established Adult Partial Hospital Program. Medical Director of Adult Partial Hospital at Redding Specialty Hospital.
1989 – 1991
Medical Director
Del Amo Hospital
Torrance, California
1989 – 1991 Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
1988 – 1991 Established and served as Medical Director For Residential Treatment Center:
Ivy Lea Manor for Adults, Children and Adolescents
1979 – 1989 Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Services
Del Amo Hospital
Torrance, California
Developed outpatient child and adolescent clinic program
1994 – 2003 Cascade School
Whitmore, California
Provided psychotherapy and medication consultation for children at this private residential school setting
1979 – 1983 Public Defender’s Office
Los Angeles County
1978 – 1983 Five Acres Boys and Girls Home
1978 – 1983 Sunair Home for Asthmatic Children
2012 to Present Assistant Clinical Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
Department of Psychoneuroimmunology, Mindfulness Awareness Research Institute
Los Angeles, California
1987 – 1991 Coordinator of Residency Training
Del Amo Hospital/Harbor
UCLA Child Psychiatry Department
1986 Advisory Board of National Center for Youth Suicide Prevention
Washington, D.C.
1985 Chairman
National Creativity Committee
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1985 Secretary
California State Committee for Suicide Prevention
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
California Psychiatric Association
California Children’s Lobby
Unpublished Papers
Etiology of the Arnold-Chiara Malformation
Mechanisms of Placental Transport
Kinetic drawings with Families
Co-author: Roman Anshin, MD
Cedar Sinai Medical Center
Psychotic Process in Childhood
The use of the Magic Sword: Therapeutic Uses of Projection and Projective Identification
Chaos theory and Brain Functioning
Co-author: Tom Colura, PhD
October, 2012 Transformative Renewal Therapy
Presented at Grand Rounds
Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara, Calilforina
November, 2006 Identification and Treatment of Young Adults with Asperger’s
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Assn. of Therapeutic Schools and Programs
San Diego, Califorina
November, 2003 Dynamics of Change: From Structured to Unstructured Settings, From Adolescent to Adult
Presented at Meeting of the Independent Education Consultants Assn.
February, 1996 Chaos Theory and Brain Functioning
Presented at the 6th Annual Advanced Winter Brain Conference sponsored by FutureHealth
Presented with Tom Colura, PhD
October, 1985 Creativity
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
March, 1985 Dragons & Devils: A comprehensive Developmental Approach to the Understanding and Treatment of Childhood Psychosis
Presented at Del Amo Hospital
Torrance, California
Dr. Fischer is interested in cross cultural studies and has traveled and photographed people extensively throughout the world for the past 30 years.
He has been involved in EEG Biofeedback research and the application of Chaos Theory analysis and meditative states.
He has taken first, second, third and best-of-show awards in photography exhibitions held in Washington, D.C., Toronto, Canada; San Antonio, Texas, and in Sans Francisco and Los Angeles.
He plays clarinet, saxophone and flute and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art.

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