Angela Siler Fisher, MD, FACEP, is founder of MaveRx, a leadership consulting firm, which develops leaders within and outside the field of medicine. Dr. Fisher’s three-step approach to leadership development concentrates on essentials that are divided into three steps: networking and formalization of mentors; establishment of credibility; and the acknowledgement of both individual and team successes.
Dr. Fisher is the former associate chief for Operations, Section of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She was a founding member of the BCM Section Emergency Medicine and residency training program. She also served as the medical director of the Ben Taub Hospital Emergency Department.
Dr. Fisher earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with highest honors from The University of Texas Medical Branch and a Doctor of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.
Her training includes an emergency medicine residency at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE, where she served as chief resident for emergency medicine, while serving as the president of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association. She completed an Administration Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Christiana Care Health System and earned the distinction of Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Fisher is a tireless advocate for patients and is committed to engaging and developing young leaders. She has been recognized with many awards and accolades, including the 2013 EMRA Joseph F. Waeckerle Founder's Award, American Medical Association Women Physicians Congress, Physician Mentor Recognition, 2012 American College of Emergency Physicians Council Teamwork Award for leadership in developing the EM Futures Program, 2012 Emergency Medicine Foundation and Blue Jay Consulting Emergency Department Director of the Year Distinguished Recognition Award, 2011Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section C. Frank Webber, MD, Award, 2010 Harris County Hospital District ServiceFIRST Hero and EMIG Faculty Mentor Award, in addition, to the 2008 American College of Emergency Physicians Horizon Award
At Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Fisher was instrumental in the recruitment and retention of an emergency medicine team of more than 100 physicians, advanced practice providers, physician fellows and physician assistant fellows. She provided around-the clock-availability and support to ensure faculty satisfaction, in addition, to the resources necessary to developing young leaders.
Dr. Fisher also led and mentored an outstanding operations team that ensured state-of- the-art emergency care was provided in both a safe and efficient manner in the Ben Taub Emergency Center as the EC volume increased from 91,338 patients in 2008 to 109,311 in 2014. She championed the implementation of large initiatives, such as, point-of-care testing, EPIC ASAP, daily EC metric reporting, focused initiatives to improve patient satisfaction, robust quality assurance and performance improvement program and joint inter-specialty monthly meetings to ensure a collaborative approach to emergency care. Responsible for a directive to ensure patient care was initiated within 60 minutes of a patient's arrival, Dr. Fisher established the use of Expedited Care Guidelines. She ensured real-time medical director availability through an admin on-call and made all guidelines available for faculty and staff on the hospital’s intranet site. She also served as co-director of our Harris Health Forensics Program, helping to implement the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program.
Dr. Fisher’s expertise in business and leadership education led to the creation of the only joint elective between BCM and UT-H, the Business of Medicine, which has provided an invaluable experience for more than 1200 medical students. She has been an advocate for the BCM Emergency Medicine Interest Group serving as the faculty mentor of the largest student group at BCM, the largest in the nation, responsible for a variety of programs. Her expertise in administration and leadership shared with residents led to the creation of an EM Administration Fellowship Program with all alumni successfully transitioning to director roles. Dr. Fisher also committed passion and effort to the acknowledgement of the EM training program nationally as the leadership development program. Her strong support in our developing leaders led to the election of three EMRA presidents, selection of a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellow and countless leadership roles for our EM faculty, residents, fellows and medical students within local, state and national organizations.
Dr. Fisher has also authored and edited numerous publications in Emergency Medicine.
- Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
- Operations, Finance, Health Care System Design