Charles Fisher Named Clinical Instructor of the Year by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Sep 3, 2015

For Immediate Release:  September 3, 2015    
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Park Ridge, Illinois – Charles Fisher, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), has been named the 2015 Clinical Instructor of the Year by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
The Clinical Instructor of the Year Award was established in 1991 to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the teaching of nurse anesthesia students in the clinical area.
Fisher was formerly the chief CRNA and is now the coordinator of student anesthesia at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y.
During his tenure there, he expanded the department from 18 to more than 60 CRNAs, and provided nurse anesthesia students with advanced airway techniques and other hands-on education opportunities. Sloan Kettering was one of the most requested clinical sites in Columbia University’s anesthesia program. Fisher is credited with directly contributing to the education of several generations of CRNAs who have defined their ever-expanding professional roles because of Fisher’s anesthesia expertise.
“I’ve enjoyed my role in the education of future anesthesia providers,” said Fisher. “To know that my contributions as a clinical instructor ultimately affect the anesthesia experience of hundreds of patients is very fulfilling. Other than ensuring patient safety, teaching is of paramount importance.”
A CRNA for more than 38 years, Fisher received his nurse anesthesia education from Wilmington Medical Center School of Anesthesia in Wilmington, Del., and his Bachelor of Science degree from Adelphi University School of Nursing in Garden City, N.Y.
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