Rosemarie L. Fisher, M.D., professor of medicine and pediatrics and associate dean for graduate medical education, has received the Dema Daley Founders Award, the highest honor bestowed on medical educators by the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine. The award honors a member of the internal medicine community recognized internationally as an educator, innovator, and leader.

Fisher has spent 35 years on the School of Medicine faculty, including 12 as director of graduate medical education at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), a role in which she oversees all residency programs, and seven as associate dean. She is the former program director for the Department of Internal Medicine’s residency program. As a member of the YNHH Nutrition Support Team, Fisher’s research has focused on the role of nutritional support such as intravenous feeding in gastrointestinal diseases.

She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1971 and completed a residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. She completed fellowships in gastroenterology at both the Royal Free Hospital in London and at Yale. Fisher is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

In 2006, Fisher was one of two people to win the first Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which honors excellence in overseeing residency programs.