Dana Lustbader, MD, FAAHPM
Dana Lustbader, MD, is chair of the Department of Palliative Care at ProHEALTH, a large multispecialty ACO serving over 1.2 million patients in the New York metropolitan area. She is the founder of Optum Supportive Care, an advanced illness program providing care to people with serious illness utilizing in-home visits and telemedicine. She partners with health plans through innovative payment models to increase access to palliative care services for people facing serious illness. Dr. Lustbader is currently working with NCQA to develop national quality standards for community palliative care programs. In addition, she helped draft the Alternative Payment Model (APM), proposed to CMS for innovative payment models for home palliative care. Prior to this, Dr. Lustbader worked as a critical care physician at Northwell Health, where she served as ICU director, section head of palliative medicine, and founding program director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. She is a professor of clinical medicine at Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine. Dr. Lustbader is board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine, and palliative medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine, Internal Medicine residency training at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center, and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. Dr. Lustbader has served as an expert consultant for numerous organizations, including the American Board of Internal Medicine, the New York Task Force on Life and the Law, and the National Academy of Sciences.