Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM 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 of the Institute for Human Caring of Providence Health and Services based in Torrance, CA. The Institute advances efforts to measure, monitor and improve person-centered care system wide and supports culturally diverse communities in expanding models of caring. Dr. Byock is Professor 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. He is the author of Dying Well, The Four Things That Matter Most, and The Best Care Possible.