Brad Stuart

Dr. Brad Stuart is a general internist who attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He is currently chief medical officer of Sutter Care at Home, the largest home care and hospice provider in Northern California. He founded the Advanced Illness Management (AIM) program, which integrates hospitals, medical groups, and home- and community-based services to improve care and reduce costs for patients with late-stage chronic illness. Dr. Stuart was the primary author in 1996 of Medical Guidelines for Prognosis in Selected Non-Cancer Diseases, adopted as national Medicare hospice eligibility criteria. He has received the Heart of Hospice Award from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, as well as the California State Hospice Association’s Pierre Salmon Award. In 2007 he was voted "Physician of the Year" by the California Association for Health Services at Home. He is a founding board member of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a Washington, DC–based initiative dedicated to national delivery system redesign, policy development, public engagement, and professional education to measurably improve care for people with advanced illness. Dr. Stuart was featured in the HBO documentary Letting Go: A Hospice Journey, and wrote and hosted Care Beyond Cure: Hospice Helping Physicians Treat the Terminally Ill, a nationally televised special that won an International Angel Award for Media Excellence. He has published widely and lectured internationally on medical, psychosocial, and spiritual issues at the end of life.