Dartmouth Events

Special Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, April 4

The William N. Chambers Lecture titled: "Achieving a high integrity health system: Accountable care and beyond" by Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH

Friday, April 4, 2014
Auditorium E & F, DHMC
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, April 4, 2014 for The William N. Chambers Lecture titled:


Achieving a high integrity health system: Accountable care and beyond


Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH

Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Professor of Medicine

Professor of Community and Family Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E & F, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Sponsored by the Department of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth &

The William N. Chambers Memorial Fund


Objectives – Participants will be able to:

1.  Describe the major sources of waste in the current US health care system.

2.  Define and be able to explain the key attributes of accountable care organizations (ACOs)

3.  Explain why new payment models may not be sufficient to ensure a high-integrity health system and what further reforms are likely to be needed.


Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH

Dr. Fisher received his undergraduate and medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his internal residency and master’s in public health from the University of Washington.  He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.  Dr. Fisher is Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and Professor of Health Policy, Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  He is also Co-Director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.

The William N. Chambers, MD Professorship

Dr. William N. Chambers began his career at Dartmouth Medical School in 1946 as a Teaching Fellow in Medicine.  He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from Cornell College of Medicine.  Dr. Chambers also served in the United States Army Medical Corps for three years, rising from First Lieutenant to Major and receiving the Bronze Star.  At DMS, Dr. Chambers rose to the rank of Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine.  During his lifetime, Dr. Chambers became known throughout the New England region for his compassionate approach to patients and for his inspired writing on medical practice.  He believed in treating the whole person and viewed the practice of medicine as a calling.

Shortly after Dr. Chambers’ death in 1970, his widow, Susan Chambers, established an endowed fund to “perpetuate the ideals of medical practice as exemplified by the life of Dr. Chambers, with particular emphasis on the perception of human values in the understanding and the relief of illness.”

The William N. Chambers Professorship was established in September 1971 and is another way in which we remember Dr. Chambers.  The William N. Chambers Professorship and Lecture is a vibrant part of the life of the Department of Medicine and a continuing testament to the profound effect Dr. Chambers has had on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical community.

If you are unable to attend and would like to either view Grand Rounds live on your computer or if you would like to view it another time, please use this link:


For more information, contact:
Lara Judd

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.