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
- MPH, U. Washington, 1985
- MD, Harvard Medical School, 1981
- BA, Harvard University, 1974
Curriculum VitaeElliott Fisher CV
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.
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.
New England Journal of Medicine (Perspectives), Feb 18, 2010;362(7): 569-74 Regional variation in carotid artery stenting and endarterectomy in the Medicare population
Circulation: Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, January 1, 2010;3: 15-24 Hospital Quality and Intensity of Spending: Is there an Association
Health Affairs, May 21, 2009; 566-72 Slowing the Growth of Health Care Costs -- Lessons from Regional Variation
New England Journal of Medicine, February 26, 2009;360,No. 9: 849-52 How Much Do Patients' Preferences Contribute to Resource Use?
Health Affairs, May/June 2009;28, No. 3: 864-73 Inpatient Care Intensity and Patient's Ratings of Their Hospital Experiences
Health Affairs, January/February 2009;28, No. 1: 103-12 Fostering Accountable Health Care: Moving Forward in Medicare
Health Affairs, January 27, 2009;28, No. 2: 219-31
In the MediaThe ‘Influentials’ Who Make Us Healthier AARP Magazine, December 18, 2012
Special Report on Health Care The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2013
Medicare Needs Fixing, but Not Right Now New York Times, February 26, 2013
ModernHealthcare Names Fisher as one of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives ModernHealthcare, April 22, 2013