President & CEO
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Michael Fisher became president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in January 2010. He leads an organization of more than 15,500 employees who had more than 1.3 million patient encounters with children from all 50 U.S. states and more than 50 countries last year. During his tenure, Cincinnati Children’s has ranked No. 3 or higher for nine consecutive years in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital survey. Last year, the medical center was ranked second among all children’s institutions in number of National Institute of Health grants.
Fisher chairs the Children’s Hospital’s Solutions for Patient Safety, an international network of more than 135 pediatric hospitals. Their efforts have saved more than 11,000 children from serious harm and an estimated $182.6 million in healthcare costs.
He is a strong advocate for children and healthy communities. He serves as co-chair of a collaborative to address childhood poverty in Cincinnati. In 2016, he announced a medical center investment of $11.5 million over five years to drive community development and improve child health in the urban Avondale neighborhood, where the medical center is based. Also, his 2020 strategic plan joins with local partners to reduce infant mortality and prematurity and seeks to ensure that all of Cincinnati’s kids are physically and emotionally healthy by the time they start school.
While leading Cincinnati Children’s, Fisher has received numerous honors and recognitions. In 2017, Modern Healthcare ranked him among the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
Prior to his appointment at Cincinnati Children’s, Fisher was president and CEO of Premier Manufacturing Support Services, a supplier to the global automotive industry. He then served as president and CEO of the 5,000-member Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce.
A graduate of Stanford University, Fisher has provided long-term board and philanthropic leadership to a range of not-for-profit and civic causes. He and his wife, Suzette, have four adult children.