Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

James H. Fischer

 Jeffrey R. Bishop James H. Fischer, PharmD, FCCP
Assistant Head , Research Programs
Director, Neuropsychiatry
Pharmacy Practice
Phone 312-996-5549
Fax 312-996-0379
Office 112B PHARM, MC886
US Mail 833 South Wood Street, RM164 MC886, Chicago, IL 60612

Research Interests
Dr. Fischer's areas of interest include pharmacometrics and the clinical pharmacology of the antiepileptic drugs.

1981 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurology and Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Departments of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Minnesota and St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center, St. Paul, Minnesota.
1979 Doctor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1977 Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.

Current UIC Appointments
2011 Executive Chair , UIC Institutional Review Boards
2009 Professor, Departments of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago.
2009 Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
2007 Director, Office for Protection of Research Subjects, Office of the Vice Chancellor for
Research, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Assistant Head for Research, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Representative Publications
  1. Itokazu GS, Fischer JH, Manitpisitkul P, Harihan R, Danziger LH. Lack of effect of nizatidine-induced elevation of gastric pH on the oral bioavailability of dapsone in healthy volunteers. Pharmacotherapy 2002; 22(11):1416-9.
  2. How PP, Fischer JH, Arruda JA, Lau AH. Effects of lanthanum carbonate on the absorption and oral bioavailability of ciprofloxacin. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2007; 2(6):1235-40.
  3. Jeong H, Choi S, Song JW, Chen H, Fischer JH. Regulation of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 1A1 by progesterone and its impact on labetalol elimination. Xenobiotica 2008; 38:62-75.
  4. Chen H, Yang K, Choi S, Fischer JH, Jeong H. Up-regulation of UDP-glucuronyl transferase (UGT) 1A4 by 17β-estradiol: a potential mechanism of increased lamotrigine elimination in pregnancy. Drug Metab Dispos 2009; 37:1841-7.
  5. Delle Torre M, Hibbard JU, Jeong H, Fischer JH. Betamethasone in pregnancy: influence of maternal body weight and multiple gestation on pharmacokinetics. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010; 203: 254 e1-12.
  6. Fischer JH, Sarto GE, Habibi M, Kilpatrick SJ, Tuomala RE, Shier JM, Fischer PA, Khorana KS, Rodvold KA. Influence of body weight, ethnicity, oral contraceptives, and pregnancy on the pharmacokinetics of azithromycin in women of childbearing age. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2012; 565(2):715-724.

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