Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH

Director of Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Professor of Medicine, of Community & Family Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute
Director, Population Health

Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH



(603) 653-0802


  • MPH,  U. Washington, 1985
  • MD,  Harvard Medical School, 1981
  • BA, Harvard University, 1974

Primary Contact

Christopher Jacobs
(603) 653-0802

Curriculum Vitae

Elliott Fisher CV


The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Fisher is a general internist whose research focuses on exploring both the causes and the implications for health and health policy of regional variations in Medicare spending and practice.

Professional Achievements:

ModernHealthcare magazine names Dr. Elliott Fisher, Director of The Dartmouth Institute, as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in 2013.

Published Research

Higher integrity health care: evidence-based shared decision making
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes., November 2014;7 (6): 975-80doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.00068
Few ACOs Pursue Innovative Models That Integrate Care For Mental Illness And Substance Abuse With Primary Care
Health Affairs, October 2014;vol. 33 no. 10: 1805-1816
Tracking Spending Among Commercially Insured Beneficiaries Using a Distributed Data Model
Am J Manag Care, Aug. 21, 2014;Vol 20(8): 650-657
Beyond PCMHs and Accountable Care Organizations: Payment Reform That Encourages Customized Care
J Gen Int Med, Aug. 8, 2014; [Epub ahead of print]DOI: 10.1007/s11606-014-2928-4
First National Survey Of ACOs Finds That Physicians Are Playing Strong Leadership And Ownership Roles
Health Affairs, June 2, 2014;33(6): 964-971
The Rules of Engagement: Physician Engagement Strategies in Intergroup Contexts
Journal of Health Organization and Management, June 9, 2014;28(1): 41-61
Continuity of care and the risk of preventable hospitalization in older adults
JAMA Internal Medicine, Nov 11, 2013;173(20): 1879-85
Cancer Spending and Accountable Care Organizations: Evidence from the Physician Group Practice Demonstration
Healthcare, December 2013;Vol. 1, Issues 3-4: 100-107
Trends in Cancer Care Near the End of Life
The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, September 4, 2013;
Attributing Patients to Accountable Care Organizations: Performance Year Approach Aligns Stakeholders' Interests
Health Affairs, March 4, 2013;Vol. 32, No 3: 587-595

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In the Media

Interview: Elliott Fisher on ACOs The Atlantic, November 14, 2014 »

The 125 Percent Solution: Fixing Variations In Health Care Prices Health Affairs blog, August 26, 2014 »

Before Doctors Check Your Vitals, Check out Theirs AP, July 20, 2014 »

ACPE Supports Findings of New Study on Physician Leadership in ACOs Insurance Network News, June 4, 2014 »

Small Slice of Doctors Account for Big Chunk of Medicare Costs Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2014 »

HOT TOPICS: Accountable Care Organizations MedPage Today, March 3, 2014 »

Why Better Care for Dying Patients Also Saves Money The Wall Street Journal , February 26, 2014 »

Pick a Team, Not Just a Doctor Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2014 »

Measuring What Matters for ACOs The Health Blog, February 4, 2014 »

Closing the Books - 4 Final Tasks Before Death Forbes, January 14, 2014 »

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