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Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH

Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Community and Family Medicine

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:

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
21 LaFayette Street
Lebanon NH 03766

Office: 369
Phone: 603-653-0756
Email: Elliott.S.Fisher@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)