Ira Byock, M.D.

Ira Byock, M.D.

Medical Doctor

Dr. Ira Byock, fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life.

He is Founder and Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Human Caring of Providence St. Joseph Health and Active Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He served as Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire from 2003 through July 2013.

Dr. Byock is the author of Dying Well (1997), The Four Things That Matter Most (2004), and The Best Care Possible (2012) as well as numerous articles.