Paul Graham Fisher, M.D
Cell Phones And Brain Cancer
Paul Graham Fisher M.D. Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and the Director of the Center for Brain and Behavior at Stanford University comes on the show to discuss the ongoing debate over whether the use of Cell Phones increases the risk of Brain Cancer. Major health officials recently clashed during a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy held to determine whether mobile phones are safe, and Dr Fisher will help us to understand that debate and clear up some of the confusion. Joins us on this very important show so that we may learn together!
Paul Graham Fisher is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and by courtesy, Neurosurgery and Human Biology; the Beirne Family Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology; and Division Chief of Child Neurology at Stanford University. He is also the Director of the Center for Brain and Behavior.
After starting his career on the faculty at Johns Hopkins, he was recruited back to Stanford in 1997 to Stanford, where he started the pediatric brain tumor program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. That childhood brain tumor program is now the largest comprehensive childhood brain tumor center for research and care in the Western United States. Professor Fisher is a nationally sought teacher, and in 2007 received both the 44THAnnual Arthur L. Bloomfield Award and 39th Annual Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for excellence in teaching at the Stanford School of Medicine. At Stanford he also directs the undergraduate class “Cancer Epidemiology” in Human Biology. He is the Child Neurology Residency Director at the School of Medicine, Chair of the Section for Neurology in the American Academy of Pediatrics, and editorial board member for The Journal of Pediatrics and Journal of Neuro-Oncology, and previously Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Brain Tumor Society and the Medical Advisory Council for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.
His research focuses on epidemiology, therapy, and late effects of childhood brain tumors, and he has authored over 120 publications on brain tumors and other neurology topics. His epidemiologic work explores biologic underpinnings of childhood brain tumors, particularly medulloblastoma, ependymoma, and germ cell tumors.
His personal interests are his wife and three children, along with skiing, travel, gardening, bad golf, and anything baseball.
Melanie Cole, M.S.