Margit Fisch, MD

Margit Fisch, MDDirector and Chair
Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology
Hamburg-Eppendorf Medical School
University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Margit Fisch, professor at the University of Hamburg, is Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) and fellow of the European Academy of Paediatric Urology (FEAPU).

Dr. Fisch trained with Professor Rudolf Hohenfellner and Joachim W. Thüroff in Mainz, Germany, and became a staff member of the Department of Urology at Mainz Medical School in 1992. Her major scientific interest was, and is, reconstructive urology, especially urinary diversion. In cooperation with the Center of Urology and Nephrology in Mansoura, Egypt, she contributed major advances to ureteral implantation techniques and forms of urinary diversion using the anal sphincter. She developed and published the technique of the “sigma-rectum pouch”. In cooperation with the University College in Dublin, Ireland, and Prof. John Fitzpatrick the “transverse colonic pouch” and other techniques have been created. From June 1997 to December 1999 Dr. Fisch was Vice-Chair of the Department of Urology at Mainz Medical School. In 2000 she moved to Hamburg taking the position of Head of the Section of Pediatric Urology at the Asklepios Clinic (AK) Harburg and became Director of the Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology two years later. Since December 2008 she is Director and Chair of the Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology at the University Medical Centre Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Fisch has served as President of the Society of Genito-Urinary Surgeons (GURS) and the European Society of Genito-Urinary Surgeons (ESGURS). Another field of her clinical interest is paediatric urology. She is a member of the European Association of Paediatric Urology (ESPU), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Society of Pediatric Urologic Surgeons (SPUS, 25 active members worldwide). Furthermore she is member of the European Association of Urology (EAU), the American Association of Urology (AUA), the German Association of Urology (DGU), the Panafrican Association of Urology (PAUSA) and the German-Japanese Confederation of Urology. She is Adjunct Scientific Chair and Board Member of the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU), Dr. Fisch was elected to be an International Member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS) and as a member of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons (SPS).

She has published more than 300 papers and book chapters, with more than 90 as first author. She is organizer of the triannual International Meeting on Reconstructrive Urology (IMORU).