Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH

Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
John E Wennberg Distinguished Professor of Health Policy, Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH

Email

Phone

(603) 653-0802

Education

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

Primary Contact

Christopher Jacobs
(603) 653-0802
Christopher.R.Jacobs@Dartmouth.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Elliott Fisher CV

Affiliations

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.


Short Bio

Dr. Fisher is Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the John E Wennberg Distinguished Professor of Health Policy, Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  His research has focused on exploring the causes and consequences of regional and provider-specific differences in spending and quality and, more recently, on developing policy approaches to slowing the growth of spending while improving quality.  He was one of the originators of the concept of “accountable care organizations” (ACOs) and worked with colleagues to carry out the research that led to their inclusion in the Affordable Care Act.  His current research is exploring the determinants of successful ACO formation and performance.  He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and his MPH from the University of Washington.  He has published over 150 research articles and commentaries and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.


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


In the Media

How Residency Programs are Training Doctors to Waste Money VOX, December 9, 2014 »

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 »

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