Brad Stuart, M.D.
Brad Stuart, M.D.
Policy Advisory Committee Chair
Brad Stuart, MD, is a general internist and senior medical director of Sutter VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) and Hospice, which provides home care and hospice services throughout much of northern California.
He is the principal investigator of research for Sutter's Advanced Illness Management (AIM) program, which integrates home health care and hospice for seniors with late-stage chronic illness.
has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Metta Foundation and Aetna
He is also co-principal investigator for the Cardiac Outpatient Resources (COR) project, which creates a continuum of care for heart failure patients from hospital to home.
COR is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
was the primary author of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Medical Guidelines for Prognosis
in Selected Non-Cancer Diseases, which have been adopted as national Medicare hospice eligibility criteria.
For this work he
received NHPCO's Heart of Hospice Award
, 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
was featured in the HBO documentary Letting Go: A Hospice Journey, and has been interviewed on ABC's
Good Morning America on the topic of physician-assisted suicide.
also wrote and hosted Care Beyond Cure: Hospice Helping Physicians Treat the Terminally Ill, a nationally televised continuing medical education video that won an International Angel Award for Media Excellence.
Dr. Stuart is a cancer survivor, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.
has published widely and lectured internationally on medical, psychological and spiritual issues at the end of life.