Mark Sterling
Mark Sterling
Senior Fellow in Advanced Care and Health Policy
2016 - 2018

Senior Fellow in Advanced Care and Health Policy

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Mark Sterling, JD, is the Project’s inaugural Senior Fellow in Advanced Care and Health Policy.  For over 35 years, Mark has been an advisor to mission-driven healthcare organizations.  His experience includes serving as partner in a leading global law firm, as general counsel and chief strategy officer of a leading health care services organization providing end-of-life care, and as a member of nonprofit Boards of Directors serving frail elderly and terminally ill individuals.  He is a senior strategic advisor to the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and recently was a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.  Mark has been a partner in the Washington DC and Miami offices of Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan & Hartson).  He was an original member of both its Health group and its Miami office, and he continues to be affiliated with the firm as Of Counsel.    

Over three decades, Mark has worked to structure, develop and expand innovative programs serving the elderly and terminally ill, including PACE, home care, and hospice programs.  He served on HHS’s first Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, which reached a consensus recommendation on the hospice wage index that was adopted by the Medicare program.  He also has worked on public-private partnerships to establish new medical research institutes, including Scripps Florida on behalf of The Scripps Research Institute and JAX Genomic Medicine on behalf of The Jackson Laboratory.  

Mark holds Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy degrees from The University of Michigan, and served as Managing Editor of the Michigan Law Review.  He has served as President (Board Chair) of Hospice Care of the District of Columbia, and as a Board member of Comprehensive Care Management Corporation (now CenterLight Health System), which operates PACE programs in New York City.