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Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD

Contact Dr. Stefanacci

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax

Education

DO, A.T. Stille University of Health Sciences
MGH, A.T. Stille University of Health Sciences
MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management
BA, Boston College

University Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Care Delivery Systems to Improve Health Outcomes
Frail, Older Adults
Dementia
Chronic Care Management
End-of-Life Care

Teaching

Essentials of Population Health

Biography

Dr. Richard Stefanacci has focused his career on care delivery systems to improve health outcomes.  He has put this focus into practice as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for several management care plans including ElderHealth/Bravo/HealthSpring/Cigna and PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) programs. Despite being a CMO, Dr. Stefanacci throughout has maintained active clinical practice focused on frail, older adults knowing the importance of leading change directly with his care teams.

On the policy side, Dr. Stefanacci served as Health Policy Scholar for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through his role as a Visiting Scholar at the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Health Policy. He has over 500 publications in addition to delivering well over 1000 lectures both nationally and internationally focused on efficient and effective care delivery.

An active member of several professional associations focused on care delivery, Dr. Stefanacci served on the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and the AMDA Foundation Boards as well as being honored as an honorary lifetime member for ASCP and the National Association of Directors of Nursing. Finally, Dr. Stefanacci has achieved recognition as a fellow in both the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and American Geriatric Society as well as recently being awarded the Humanism in Aging Leadership Award from the University of New England, Department of Geriatrics.

Dr Stefanacci’s greatest accomplishment is the Go4theGoal Foundation (www.Go4theGoal.org), a 501(c)(3) public charity that he founded with his family and friends when his oldest son Richard was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in May 2006. He developed the foundation with an intense focus after his son’s death on June 12, 2007. Since its inception, the foundation has raised several million dollars to assist hundreds of children affected by cancer at nearly 100 children’s hospitals across the country, while also funding cutting-edge research to find a cure—again focused on improving care outcomes.

Publications