Nan is a mother, wife, internist, geriatrician, and health care educator. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and a part time internist and geriatrician at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. After undergraduate work in biology at Harvard, she received her MD at Harvard Medical School in 1981, and completed her training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of Washington. Nan designed and directed the clinical skills course at Geisel, where she currently teaches and coaches health care clinicians, and provides faculty development training. As faculty, board member, and Past President of the Academy on Communication in Healthcare, she offers faculty development and training for clinicians and healthcare systems in the areas of shared decision making, conflict management and negotiation, and motivational interviewing.
Nan lives in Norwich, Vermont with her husband, Elliott Fisher, and they have three wonderful grown daughters, Allegra, Kate and Josie, two great sons-in-law and one adorable baby grandson. She loves to spend her free time hiking in the wilderness and playing lots of sports including ice hockey, mountain and road biking, cross country, alpine and telemark skiing, tennis, and gardening.