Updated: Nov 21
Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm EST (6pm CST, 5pm MST, 4pm PST), we will be holding a support group online, in a private video conference room.
We have special guest Dr. Stacy Fisher available to answer any questions you may have about aortic disease.
Dr. Stacy Fisher is a cardiologist in Baltimore, Maryland specializing in the care of adult congenital heart disease, pregnancy-related heart disease and congenital heart pulmonary hypertension.
She is Associate Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Center at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute and Director of the ACHD Training Program. She is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Her research focus is congenital heart disease in adults including pulmonary hypertension, inherited heart disease and 3D printing translational medicine. She is interested in imaging and using 3D modeling to advance cardiac care and education.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Her fellowship in cardiology was at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, including serving as the Chief Cardiology Fellow. She was then an Adult Congenital Heart Fellow at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital.
After completing her fellowship in 2001, she joined a Baltimore cardiology practice and was named Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Services and the Co-Director of the Cardiac Critical Care Unit at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, positions which she held until 2011. She then joined University of Maryland School of Medicine as Director of Women’s and Complex Heart diseases where she started and directed the Adult Congenital Heart Program and practiced through 2022 when she joined Johns Hopkins.
She is board-certified in Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease and was recently the President of the American Heart Association’s Greater Maryland Region.
To join Aortic Hope's Closed Support Group you MUST register ONCE and will be provided an invite for every support group meeting we offer moving forward.
We hold support groups on the last Wednesday of every month at the same time and utilizing Microsoft Teams. Some nights there might be a guest speaker or a live demonstration but every session, we will spend time supporting each other and discussing a variety of topics pertaining to Aortic disease.
We strongly suggest you download Teams for the best experience.
Aortic Hope and the support group facilitators are not medical professionals or therapists and will not provide medical advice of any kind. All participants are encouraged to share their personal experiences or listen to the stories from others.
Ground rules: 1. Please be prompt (7pm EST) 2. Learn how to use your device (you want to try to minimize background noise such as music and people) 3. Privacy ( try to pick a location that is private, never share information, this environment is one where you should feel safe and comfortable) 4. No recording (do not record audio or video it the group meetings) 5. We will never post or discuss content that is shared publicly. Your privacy is important to us. 6. This group is about YOU. We welcome all feedback, comments, and suggestions regarding the process, content discussed and guest speakers.