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Dr. Nikki Fischer

Dr. Nikki Fischer MD, FRCPC

Developmental Paediatrician / Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Fischer completed her MD at the University of Toronto followed by her pediatric residency at the University of Calgary. She returned to Toronto to complete her fellowship in developmental pediatrics at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the University of Toronto. Prior to medicine, Dr. Fischer completed a masters in occupational therapy which sparked her interested in working with children with disabilities.

Currently she works as a physician on the SODR inpatient unit at Holland Bloorview as well as runs an ASD diagnostic clinic and a neuromotor clinic. She has a strong interest in hypertonia management and also runs a hypertonia clinic at Grandview Children’s Center which includes toxin injections.

Dr. Fischer is the lead for the physiatry residents’ rotation at Holland Bloorview and is involved in medical education at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. Her current research is on the effects of SDR on chronic pain in children with cerebral palsy.


  • Fischer, N. et al. (2019). Extensive cardiopulmonary resuscitation of preterm neonates at birth and mortality and developmental outcomes. Resuscitation, 135, 57-65. 
  • Fischer, N, Church, P, Lyons, J, McPherson, AC (2015) A qualitative exploration of the experiences of children with spina bifida and their parents around incontinence and social participation. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41(6), 954-962.