Leora Fishman, MD

Dr. Fishman will be retiring December 31, 2018.


  • Teaching fellowship in family practice, San Francisco General Hospital, 1982

  • Graduated from Family Medicine residency, San Francisco General Hospital, 1981

  • M.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine, 1978

  • BA, religion, Barnard College, 1974

Hospital Affiliations and Appointments

  • Active staff member, Mount Auburn Hospital and Cambridge Hospital

  • Credentials Committee, Mt. Auburn Cambridge IPA

  • Ethics Committee, Cambridge Health Alliance

Teaching Appointments

  • Harvard University Medical School since 1996


  • Joined Somerville Family Practice 1996

  • Joseph Smith Community Health Center, Allston, MA, most of the time as medical director, 1982–1996

Awards and Honors

Boston Magazine “Best of Boston, Top Doctors” 2010–2012

Clinical Interests

Women’s health, geriatrics, and patient self-empowerment

Outside Interests

Choral singer for decades, crossword puzzle aficionado, contestant on “Jeopardy,” 1974 (came in second place)