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
Co-Director of the VA Outcomes Group

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

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
Insights From Transformations Under Way At Four Brookings-Dartmouth Accountable Care Organization Pilot Sites
Health Affairs, 2012;Vol. 31 No. 11: 2395-2406

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In the Media

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 »

Making Sense Of Geographic Variations In Health Care: The New IOM Report Health Affairs, July 24, 2013 »

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