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Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS; Director, Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute

One of the first hospice physicians in the US, Dr. Lynn is author of more than 250 articles and a dozen books on palliative and end of life care. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, Master in the American College of Physicians, Fellow of both the America Geriatrics Society and Hastings Center, where she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Ethics and Life Sciences, and faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Previously a medical officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), she helped craft 2010-2011 CMS reforms relating to care transitions, post-hospital, long-term care, home hospice and community settings. Dr. Lynn received an MS in Evaluative Clinical Sciences, MA in Philosophy and Social Sciences and MD at Boston University.

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