Dartmouth health policy director suspended

Following a complaint about workplace conduct, Elliott Fisher, director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI), has been placed on administrative leave and barred from college property. An investigation is currently underway as well as a search for an interim director.

Fisher has served as TDI director since 2013 and is an international leader in the field of health policy, according to The Dartmouth, the daily student newspaper of Dartmouth College. Fisher helped coin the term "accountable care organizations (ACOs)," which have grown in presence significantly since they were included as a healthcare model under the Affordable Care Act. Fisher is also a professor of family and community medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine.

Adam Keller, TDI’s chief of strategy and operations, was also placed on leave following the complaint. He has been associated with the institute for more than 20 years, serving as administrator, research director, instructor, faculty colleague and advisor. He previously served as executive vice president of finance and administration and vice president for health affairs at Dartmouth, according to the student newspaper.