Cynthia Fisher

Cynthia A. Fisher, founder & chairman of Patient Rights Advocate, is a life sciences entrepreneur, independent investor, and corporate board director. She founded WaterRev, LLC to invest in novel technologies that enable sustainable practices in water use. She serves on the public company boards of The Boston Beer Company (SAM) and Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (DEA).

Cynthia is best known for her pioneering work as Founder and CEO of ViaCord, Inc., a leading umbilical cord blood stem cell banking service which she started in 1993. In 2000, she co-founded and was President of the cellular medicines company, ViaCell, Inc. (VIAC) Previously to founding ViaCord, Cynthia ran the Blood Bank Division of Haemonetics Corporation, a medical equipment manufacturer. She began her career in sales at IBM focusing on healthcare IT, insurance, and defense industries. Cynthia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Science and BS in Biophysics from Ursinus College.

Recent Work

Hospitals: As We Fight COVID-19, Drop the Lawsuits Stop Suing the Government, Taxpayers, and Patients
Hospitals: As We Fight COVID-19, Drop the Lawsuits Stop Suing the Government, Taxpayers, and Patients
April 21, 2020
by Cynthia Fisher

A recent survey found 91 percent of Americans want healthcare price transparency – and support that hospitals and healthcare facilities be required to publicly disclose the prices of their services. Hospitals – which, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, have already received more than $100 billion in... Read More

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