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
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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.
J Gen Intern Med, Oct. 2008;23(10): 1547-54 Are Regional Variations in End-of-Life Care Intensity Explained by Patient Preferences?
Medical Care, May 2007;45: 386-93
In the MediaMaking Sense Of Price And Quantity Variations In U.S. Health Care Health Affairs Blog, December 30, 2015
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