Dr. Joan Fisher MD
Hematologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Hematology-Oncology1906 Belleview Ave SE Roanoke VA, 24014
Dr. Joan Fisher is a pediatric hematologist practicing in Roanoke, VA. Dr. Fisher specializes in treating children that have a blood disease or cancer. Such blood diseases include disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. The types of cancers that Dr. Fisher treats include leukemias, lymphomas and certain tumors. Dr. Fisher can also treat bleeding disorders in children. Pediatric hematologists can be found in childrens hospitals, community hospitals, university medical centers and more.
Education and Training
Stanford Univ Sch Of Med- Stanford Ca 1990
- Stanford Univ Hosp, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Stanford Univ Hosp, Pediatrics
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