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.

4A: Imagining People Well-Human Development through


Speaker(s): Ira Byock, MD Medicare regulations and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) process are constantly changing. With increasing legislative and regulatory requirements changing it is important for your agency to stay up to date with the changes. During this session we will look at the new target probe and educate process, filing an electronic hospice notice, […]


What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living -Separate admission required


Spend an evening with Dr. Ira Byock, one of the preeminent voices of hospice and palliative care today, and learn more about his dream of providing whole-person care and making the end of life meaningful. During a career that has spanned three decades, Dr. Byock has served as a practicing physician as well as founder […]