Dr. Winfield S. Fisher, III received his M.D. degree from the School of Medicine at St. Louis University in 1978. He then completed an internship at the Bethesda Naval Hospital from 1978 to 1979 and residences there from 1979 to 1984. Dr. Fisher also trained under the legendary Dr. Charles Drake, at the University of Western Ontario. He was then board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1987. He joined the faculty at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1991, and served as President of the Southern Neurosurgical Society in 2006. He is currently the director of the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, one of the largest units in the nation.
In addition to areas of general neurosurgery, Dr. Fisher as Head of the Neurovascular Section of the division specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease, including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and carotid stenosis. Other areas of significant interest for Dr. Fisher include complex skull base tumors and coupled with the neuro-otology division at UAB has formed a skull base team approach to these disease entities. Dr. Fisher also has vast experience with patients with trigeminal neuralgia and peripheral nerve tumors, and specializes in the use of Gamma Knife to treat a variety of intracranial conditions.
Dr. Fisher sees patients in the Kirklin Clinic, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Information about appointments and referrals can be obtained by calling 205-934-1430 or emailing Dr. Fisher at email@example.com.