Angelo Volandes

Physician
President and Co-founder, Advance Care Planning Decisions

Dr. Angelo Volandes is a practicing internal medicine physician in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine and a junior faculty member at Harvard Medical School. He is a Harvard College and Yale Medical School graduate, as well as the co-founder of Advance Care Planning Decisions (ACP), a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering patients, along with their families, to participate in their own health care.

Dr. Volandes continues his work of exploring the role of visual media in medical decision making, and is lending his expertise to efforts surrounding Advance Care Planning (ACP), the process by which patients plan for future medical care under circumstances of impaired decision-making. One of his research questions is determining whether, as part of the ACP process, patients can realistically imagine future health states which include difficult and uncomfortable hypothetical scenarios. 

His latest book is titled The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care.