Breakfast Symposium – Optimizing Soft Tissue and Incisional Healing: Advances in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

October 18, 2022 @ 6:00 am 7:30 am

Join Dr. Fischer for this thought-provoking discussion on advances in abdominal wall reconstruction!


  • Understand the importance of soft tissue healing in abdominal wall anatomy
  • Discuss strategies to optimize healing and prevent surgical incision failure
  • Discuss thought-provoking, complex clinical case studies using closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT)
  • Learn clinical tips to achieve success when using ciNPT and provide an opportunity to ask questions of an expert surgeon in abdominal wall reconstruction surgery


John P. Fischer
Degrees/Credentials: MD, MPH, FACS​
University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Research
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine. His practice includes reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Americas Hernia Society. He is also the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Fischer has over 180 peer-reviewed publications, including over 40 publications on hernia and is regarded as an expert in complex hernia repair and prevention. He was recently Awarded the 2022 MedStar Georgetown Lifetime Achievement Award in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction .