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Penelope S. Fisher, M.S., R.N., C.O.R.L.N.

General Information

Penelope S. Fisher, M.S., R.N., C.O.R.L.N.


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  • Clinical Instructor of Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Nursing Are of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Cancer patients; Specializing in tracheotomies; laryngectomies, survivorship and support groups; thanatology; nurse, patient and staff education

Research Interests

Ms. Fisher is interested in evidenced based practice guidelines for the care of patients with tracheotomis and laryngectomies; patient.clinician transactions that support compliancy; teaching methodologies; healing and humanism


1992 Master of Science in Nursing
University of South Florida
1984 Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Florida Southern College




Ms. Fisher is originally from East Aurora, New York. After graduation from the Buffalo General School of Nursing she served in the United States Army Nurse Corps. In Lakeland , Florida she practiced nursing at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center serving in many capacities. It is here where she raised her sons and obtained her Bachelor in the Science of Nursing at Florida Southern College. Lakeland. In addition to this, she served the community in leadership with the Boy Scouts, American Cancer Society and established education and support groups for smoking cessation, laryngectomees and the blind. In 1988 she joined the staff of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa , Florida and with physician colleagues and leadership developed a care model for the Head and Neck Cancer Program.  She received her Master of Science in Nursing with specialized concentration in oncology and education from the University of South Florida. In 1998 she joined the faculty of the University of Miami Medical School as a Clinical Instructor of Otolaryngology. Fisher’s practice provides care and education for the healing and supportive needs of patients and staff. She serves as Co - Investor and research nurse for multiple studies exploring therapies and early detection of head and neck cancer. Additionally, Fisher serves as the coordinator of the Head and Neck Cancer Photodynamic Therapy program.