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Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH

Director and Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professor in Health Policy & Clinical Practice

The Dartmouth Institute
Community and Family Medicine

Harvard Medical School, MD 1981
Harvard University, BA 1974
University of Washington, MPH 1985

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Contact Information:

Center for Population Health
HB 7251
35 Centerra Parkway, Suite 100
Lebanon NH 03766

Office: 35 Centerra Parkway
Phone: 603-653-0802
Fax: 603-653-0822
Email: Elliott.S.Fisher@Dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Christopher Jacobs
Asst. Phone: 603-653-0802
Asst. Email: christopher.r.jacobs@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Dr. Fisher's research focuses on the causes, consequences and implications of variations in health system performance. His current work focuses on advancing the use of patient-reported measures as tools for improvement and accountability, and the development, pilot testing and evaluation of new models of health care delivery and payment.

Grant Information:

National Institute of Aging Program Project Grant (1P01 AG19783-01). Causes and Consequences of Intensity, PI Project 3

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Small Area Analysis and Health Care Reform (Co-PI)

Selected Publications:


  • Silverman EM, Skinner JS, Fisher ES. The association between for profit hospital ownership and Medicare spending. NEJM 1999; 341:420-6. (view details on MedLine)

  • Fisher ES, Welch HG. Avoiding the unintended consequences of growth in medical care: how might more be worse? JAMA 1999; 281:446-53. (view details on MedLine)

  • Fisher ES, Wennberg JE, Stukel TA, Skinner JS, Sharp SM, Freeman JL and Gittelsohn AM. (2000) Health Serv Res 34(6): 1351-62. (view details on MedLine)