Jean Kutner, MD, MPH/MSPH
Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (1991)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, University of Colorado Denver (1996)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1986)
Internship:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (1991)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Internal Medicine (1994)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Geriatric Medicine (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
  • Chief Medical Officer, University of Colorado Hospital

Recognition & Awards

  • Presidential Citation, AAHPM (2019)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2017)
  • Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2017)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2016)
  • Aspire Award: Denver's Women of Distinction, Trilogy Financial Services (2015)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2015)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2014)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2013)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2012)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2011)
    Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2010)
  • Pioneer Award , University of Colorado Hospital (2009)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2009)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2008)

Research Interests

My research focuses on palliative care and hospice, particularly on the family caregiver experience and improving management of pain and other symptoms at the end of life.

Publications

  • Candrian C, Lasker Hertz S, Matlock D, Flanagan L, Tate C, Kutner JS, Lum HD. Development of a Community Advance Care Planning Guides Program and the RELATE Model of Communication. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Jan;37(1):5-11. PubMed PMID: 31030524
  • Lin SY, Schneider CE, Bristol AA, Clancy M, Sprague SA, Aldridge M, Cortes T, Goldfeld KS, Kutner JS, Mitchell SL, Shega JW, Wu B, Zhu CW, Brody AA. Sequential Pilot Trials of Aliviado Dementia Care to Inform an Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trial. Gerontologist. 2020 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33377138
  • Brungardt A, Wibben A, Tompkins AF, Shanbhag P, Coats H, LaGasse AB, Boeldt D, Youngwerth J, Kutner JS, Lum HD. Virtual Reality-Based Music Therapy in Palliative Care: A Pilot Implementation Trial. J Palliat Med. 2020 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33227225
  • Pensak NA, Carr AL, Jones J, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Kutner JS, Kilbourn K, Sannes TS, Brewer BB, Kolva E, Joshi T, Laudenslager ML. A pilot study of mobilized intervention to help caregivers of oncology patients manage distress. Psychooncology. 2020 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33217070
  • Schenker Y, Ellington L, Bell L, Kross EK, Rosenberg AR, Kutner JS, Bickel KE, Ritchie C, Kavalieratos D, Bekelman DB, Mooney KB, Fischer SM. The National Postdoctoral Palliative Care Research Training Collaborative: History, Activities, Challenges, and Future Goals. J Palliat Med. 2020 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32955969
  • Tevis SE, Patel H, Singh S, Ehrenfeucht C, Little C, Kutner J, Persoff J. Impact of a Physician Clinical Support Supervisor in Supporting Patients and Families, Staff, and the Health-Care System During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Sep 10;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32907663
  • Lum HD, Dukes J, Daddato AE, Juarez-Colunga E, Shanbhag P, Kutner JS, Levy CR, Sudore RL. Effectiveness of Advance Care Planning Group Visits Among Older Adults in Primary Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Oct;68(10):2382-2389. PubMed PMID: 32726475
  • Portz JD, Brungardt A, Shanbhag P, Staton EW, Bose-Brill S, Lin CT, Kutner JS, Lum HD. Advance Care Planning Among Users of a Patient Portal During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Retrospective Observational Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Aug 11;22(8):e21385. PubMed PMID: 32716900
  • Portz JD, Ford KL, Doyon K, Bekelman DB, Boxer RS, Kutner JS, Czaja S, Bull S. Using Grounded Theory to Inform the Human-Centered Design of Digital Health in Geriatric Palliative Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Dec;60(6):1181-1192.e1. PubMed PMID: 32615298
  • Kluger BM, Miyasaki J, Katz M, Galifianakis N, Hall K, Pantilat S, Khan R, Friedman C, Cernik W, Goto Y, Long J, Fairclough D, Sillau S, Kutner JS. Comparison of Integrated Outpatient Palliative Care With Standard Care in Patients With Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2020 May 1;77(5):551-560. PubMed PMID: 32040141
  • Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Pollak KI. Better Together: The Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group as a Model for Increasing Equity in the Science of Hospice and Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2020 May;23(5):601-602. PubMed PMID: 31977271
  • Arch JJ, Fishbein JN, Ferris MC, Mitchell JL, Levin ME, Slivjak ET, Andorsky DJ, Kutner JS. Acceptability, Feasibility, and Efficacy Potential of a Multimodal Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention to Address Psychosocial and Advance Care Planning Needs among Anxious and Depressed Adults with Metastatic Cancer. J Palliat Med. 2020 Oct;23(10):1380-1385. PubMed PMID: 31905307
  • Pollak KI, Gao X, Arnold RM, Arnett K, Felton S, Fairclough DL, Kutner JS. Feasibility of Using Communication Coaching to Teach Palliative Care Clinicians Motivational Interviewing. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Apr;59(4):787-793. PubMed PMID: 31765759
  • Akgün KM, Krishnan S, Feder SL, Tate J, Kutner JS, Crothers K. Polypharmacy Increases Risk of Dyspnea Among Adults With Serious, Life-Limiting Diseases. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Apr;37(4):278-285. PubMed PMID: 31550901
  • Dickman Portz J, Ford K, Bekelman DB, Boxer RS, Kutner JS, Czaja S, Elsbernd K, Bull S. "We're Taking Something So Human and Trying to Digitize": Provider Recommendations for mHealth in Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2020 Feb;23(2):240-247. PubMed PMID: 31526220
  • Lillie KM, Dirks LG, Curtis JR, Candrian C, Kutner JS, Shaw JL. Culturally Adapting an Advance Care Planning Communication Intervention With American Indian and Alaska Native People in Primary Care. J Transcult Nurs. 2020 Mar;31(2):178-187. PubMed PMID: 31258037
  • Candrian C, Lasker Hertz S, Matlock D, Flanagan L, Tate C, Kutner JS, Lum HD. Development of a Community Advance Care Planning Guides Program and the RELATE Model of Communication. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Jan;37(1):5-11. PubMed PMID: 31030524
  • Lum HD, Brungardt A, Jordan SR, Phimphasone-Brady P, Schilling LM, Lin CT, Kutner JS. Design and Implementation of Patient Portal-Based Advance Care Planning Tools. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan;57(1):112-117.e2. PubMed PMID: 30595147
  • Cumbler E, Kutner JS. Random Drug Testing of Physicians: A Complex Issue Framed in 7 Questions. J Hosp Med. 2019 Jan 8;14(1):56-57. PubMed PMID: 30379142
  • Pollak KI, Gao X, Arnold RM, Arnett K, Felton S, Fairclough DL, Kutner JS. Feasibility of using communication coaching to teach palliative care clinicians Motivational Interviewing. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31765759
  • Youngwerth J, Coats H, Jones A, Wibben A, Somes E, Felton S, Anderson A, Flarity K, Elliott K, Kutner JS. Integrating Creative Arts Therapy with Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2019 Nov;22(11):1306-1307. PubMed PMID: 31661396
  • Goldstein NE, Mather H, McKendrick K, Gelfman LP, Hutchinson MD, Lampert R, Lipman HI, Matlock DD, Strand JJ, Swetz KM, Kalman J, Kutner JS, Pinney S, Morrison RS. Improving Communication in Heart Failure Patient Care. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Oct 1;74(13):1682-1692. PubMed PMID: 31558252
  • Akgün KM, Krishnan S, Feder SL, Tate J, Kutner JS, Crothers K. Polypharmacy Increases Risk of Dyspnea Among Adults With Serious, Life-Limiting Diseases. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Sep 24;:1049909119877512. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31550901
  • Portz JD, Ford K, Bekelman DB, Boxer RS, Kutner JS, Czaja S, Elsbernd K, Bull S. "We're Taking Something So Human and Trying to Digitize": Provider Recommendations for mHealth in Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2019 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31526220
  • Ghesquiere A, Wyka K, Smith M, Kutner JS. Associations between psychological symptoms and treatment outcomes of a massage therapy intervention: Secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Oct;46:116-122. PubMed PMID: 31519267
  • Lillie KM, Dirks LG, Curtis JR, Candrian C, Kutner JS, Shaw JL. Culturally Adapting an Advance Care Planning Communication Intervention With American Indian and Alaska Native People in Primary Care. J Transcult Nurs. 2019 Jul 1;:1043659619859055. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31258037
  • Carr AL, Jones J, Mikulich Gilbertson S, Laudenslager ML, Kutner JS, Kilbourn K, Sannes TS, Brewer BW, Kolva E, Joshi T, Amoyal Pensak N. Impact of a Mobilized Stress Management Program (Pep-Pal) for Caregivers of Oncology Patients: Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Cancer. 2019 May 3;5(1):e11406. PubMed PMID: 31066678
  • Kutner JS. "Taking to Bed": A Simple, and Important, Clinical Indicator. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jun;67(6):1115-1116. PubMed PMID: 30829403
  • Kluger BM, Katz M, Galifianakis N, Pantilat SZ, Kutner JS, Sillau S, Gritz M, Jones J, Fairclough D, Sumrall M, Hall K, Miyasaki J. Does outpatient palliative care improve patient-centered outcomes in Parkinson's disease: Rationale, design, and implementation of a pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Apr;79:28-36. PubMed PMID: 30779960
  • Schenker Y, Park SY, Jeong K, Pruskowski J, Kavalieratos D, Resick J, Abernethy A, Kutner JS. Associations Between Polypharmacy, Symptom Burden, and Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Apr;34(4):559-566. PubMed PMID: 30719645
  • Lum HD, Brungardt A, Jordan SR, Phimphasone-Brady P, Schilling LM, Lin CT, Kutner JS. Design and Implementation of Patient Portal-Based Advance Care Planning Tools. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan;57(1):112-117.e2. PubMed PMID: 30595147
  • Kutner JS, Abernethy AP. Coding Error Resulting in Change in Secondary Outcome Scores in Trial of Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy Among Terminally Ill Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jan 1;179(1):126. PubMed PMID: 30508023
  • Cumbler E, Kutner JS. Random Drug Testing of Physicians: A Complex Issue Framed in 7 Questions. J Hosp Med. 2019 Jan 8;14(1):56-57. PubMed PMID: 30379142
  • Kutner JS, Abernethy AP. Coding Error Resulting in Change in Secondary Outcome Scores in Trial of Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy Among Terminally Ill Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30508023
  • Katz M, Goto Y, Kluger BM, Galifianakis NB, Miyasaki JM, Kutner JS, Jones CA, Pantilat SZ. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders. J Palliat Med. 2018 Oct;21(10):1507-1517. PubMed PMID: 30204543
  • Candrian C, Tsantes A, Matlock DD, Tate C, Kutner JS. "I just need to know they are going to do what they say they're going to do with my mom." Understanding hospice expectations from the patient, caregiver and admission nurse perspective. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 Nov;101(11):2025-2030. PubMed PMID: 30098905
  • Ritchie CS, Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Abernethy AP. Response to Davis and Behm (doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0608): Discontinuation of Statins. J Palliat Med. 2018 Mar;21(3):283. PubMed PMID: 29649384
  • Kluger BM, Persenaire MJ, Holden SK, Palmer LT, Redwine H, Berk J, Anderson CA, Filley CM, Kutner J, Miyasaki J, Carter J. Implementation issues relevant to outpatient neurology palliative care. Ann Palliat Med. 2018 Jul;7(3):339-348. PubMed PMID: 29307208
  • Kluger BM, Persenaire MJ, Holden SK, Palmer LT, Redwine H, Berk J, Anderson CA, Filley CM, Kutner J, Miyasaki J, Carter J. Implementation issues relevant to outpatient neurology palliative care. Ann Palliat Med. 2017 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29307208
  • Portz JD, Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Ritchie CS. High Symptom Burden and Low Functional Status in the Setting of Multimorbidity. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Oct;65(10):2285-2289. PubMed PMID: 28857119
  • Dans M, Smith T, Back A, Baker JN, Bauman JR, Beck AC, Block S, Campbell T, Case AA, Dalal S, Edwards H, Fitch TR, Kapo J, Kutner JS, Kvale E, Miller C, Misra S, Mitchell W, Portman DG, Spiegel D, Sutton L, Szmuilowicz E, Temel J, Tickoo R, Urba SG, Weinstein E, Zachariah F, Bergman MA, Scavone JL. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Palliative Care, Version 2.2017. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Aug;15(8):989-997. PubMed PMID: 28784860
  • Lum HD, Sudore RL, Matlock DD, Juarez-Colunga E, Jones J, Nowels M, Schwartz RS, Kutner JS, Levy CR. A Group Visit Initiative Improves Advance Care Planning Documentation among Older Adults in Primary Care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Jul-Aug;30(4):480-490. PubMed PMID: 28720629
  • Pensak NA, Joshi T, Simoneau T, Kilbourn K, Carr A, Kutner J, Laudenslager ML. Development of a Web-Based Intervention for Addressing Distress in Caregivers of Patients Receiving Stem Cell Transplants: Formative Evaluation With Qualitative Interviews and Focus Groups. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Jun 22;6(6):e120. PubMed PMID: 28642213
  • Tjia J, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Blatchford PJ, Bennett Kendrick RE, Prince-Paul M, Somers TJ, McPherson ML, Sloan JA, Abernethy AP, Furuno JP. Perceptions of Statin Discontinuation among Patients with Life-Limiting Illness. J Palliat Med. 2017 Oct;20(10):1098-1103. PubMed PMID: 28520522
  • Boersma I, Jones J, Coughlan C, Carter J, Bekelman D, Miyasaki J, Kutner J, Kluger B. Palliative Care and Parkinson's Disease: Caregiver Perspectives. J Palliat Med. 2017 Sep;20(9):930-938. PubMed PMID: 28520498
  • Ritchie CL, Pollak KI, Kehl KA, Miller JL, Kutner JS. Better Together: The Making and Maturation of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group. J Palliat Med. 2017 Jun;20(6):584-591. PubMed PMID: 28448200
  • Candrian C, Tate C, Broadfoot K, Tsantes A, Matlock D, Kutner J. Designing Effective Interactions for Concordance around End-of-Life Care Decisions: Lessons from Hospice Admission Nurses. Behav Sci (Basel). 2017 Apr 18;7(2). PubMed PMID: 28420191
  • Matlock DD, Jones J, Nowels CT, Jenkins A, Allen LA, Kutner JS. Evidence of Cognitive Bias in Decision Making Around Implantable-Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Qualitative Framework Analysis. J Card Fail. 2017 Nov;23(11):794-799. PubMed PMID: 28363805
  • Miaskowski C, Barsevick A, Berger A, Casagrande R, Grady PA, Jacobsen P, Kutner J, Patrick D, Zimmerman L, Xiao C, Matocha M, Marden S. Advancing Symptom Science Through Symptom Cluster Research: Expert Panel Proceedings and Recommendations. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 Apr;109(4). PubMed PMID: 28119347
  • Kluger BM, Fox S, Timmons S, Katz M, Galifianakis NB, Subramanian I, Carter JH, Johnson MJ, Richfield EW, Bekelman D, Kutner JS, Miyasaki J. Palliative care and Parkinson's disease: Meeting summary and recommendations for clinical research. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2017 Apr;37:19-26. PubMed PMID: 28108265
  • Sudore RL, Lum HD, You JJ, Hanson LC, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ, Matlock DD, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ, Ritchie CS, Kutner JS, Teno JM, Thomas J, McMahan RD, Heyland DK. Defining Advance Care Planning for Adults: A Consensus Definition From a Multidisciplinary Delphi Panel. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 May;53(5):821-832.e1. PubMed PMID: 28062339
  • Liu Y, Kline D, Aerts S, Youngwerth JM, Kutner JS, Sillau S, Kluger BM. Inpatient Palliative Care for Neurological Disorders: Lessons from a Large Retrospective Series. J Palliat Med. 2017 Jan;20(1):59-64. PubMed PMID: 27898260
  • Levy M, Smith T, Alvarez-Perez A, Back A, Baker JN, Beck AC, Block S, Dalal S, Dans M, Fitch TR, Kapo J, Kutner JS, Kvale E, Misra S, Mitchell W, Portman DG, Sauer TM, Spiegel D, Sutton L, Szmuilowicz E, Taylor RM, Temel J, Tickoo R, Urba SG, Weinstein E, Zachariah F, Bergman MA, Scavone JL. Palliative Care Version 1.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Jan;14(1):82-113. PubMed PMID: 26733557
  • Lum HD, Jones J, Matlock DD, Glasgow RE, Lobo I, Levy CR, Schwartz RS, Sudore RL, Kutner JS. Advance Care Planning Meets Group Medical Visits: The Feasibility of Promoting Conversations. Ann Fam Med. 2016 Mar;14(2):125-32. PubMed PMID: 26951587
  • Kamal AH, Bull J, Ritchie CS, Kutner JS, Hanson LC, Friedman F, Taylor DH Jr. Adherence to Measuring What Matters Measures Using Point-of-Care Data Collection Across Diverse Clinical Settings. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar;51(3):497-503. PubMed PMID: 26854995
  • Levy M, Smith T, Alvarez-Perez A, Back A, Baker JN, Beck AC, Block S, Dalal S, Dans M, Fitch TR, Kapo J, Kutner JS, Kvale E, Misra S, Mitchell W, Portman DG, Sauer TM, Spiegel D, Sutton L, Szmuilowicz E, Taylor RM, Temel J, Tickoo R, Urba SG, Weinstein E, Zachariah F, Bergman MA, Scavone JL. Palliative Care Version 1.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Jan;14(1):82-113. PubMed PMID: 26733557
  • Pollak KI, Jones J, Lum HD, De La Cruz S, Felton S, Gill A, Kutner JS. Patient and Caregiver Opinions of Motivational Interviewing Techniques in Role-Played Palliative Care Conversations: A Pilot Study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25701055
  • Combs SA, Culp S, Matlock DD, Kutner JS, Holley JL, Moss AH. Update on End-of-Life Care Training During Nephrology Fellowship: A Cross-sectional National Survey of Fellows. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Feb;65(2):233-9. PubMed PMID: 25245300
  • Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Abernethy AP. Selecting the Optimal Design for Drug Discontinuation Trials in a Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct;175(10):1725-6. PubMed PMID: 26436751
  • McNeil MJ, Kamal AH, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Abernethy AP. The Burden of Polypharmacy in Patients Near the End of Life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26432571
  • Lum HD, Jones J, Lahoff D, Allen LA, Bekelman DB, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. Unique challenges of hospice for patients with heart failure: A qualitative study of hospice clinicians. Am Heart J. 2015 Sep;170(3):524-30.e3. PubMed PMID: 26385036
  • Lum HD, Horney C, Koets D, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. Availability of Heart Failure Medications in Hospice Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26329799
  • Overholser LS, Moss KM, Kilbourn K, Risendal B, Jones AF, Greffe BS, Garrington T, Leonardi-Warren K, Yamashita TE, Kutner JS. Development of a Primary Care-Based Clinic to Support Adults With a History of Childhood Cancer: The Tactic Clinic. J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 Sep-Oct;30(5):724-31. PubMed PMID: 26278341
  • Waldrop D, Meeker MA, Kutner JS. The Developmental Transition From Living With to Dying From Cancer: Hospice Decision Making. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2015;33(5):576-98. PubMed PMID: 26176303
  • Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Taylor DH Jr, Ritchie CS, Bull JH, Fairclough DL, Hanson LC, LeBlanc TW, Samsa GP, Wolf S, Aziz NM, Currow DC, Ferrell B, Wagner-Johnston N, Zafar SY, Cleary JF, Dev S, Goode PS, Kamal AH, Kassner C, Kvale EA, McCallum JG, Ogunseitan AB, Pantilat SZ, Portenoy RK, Prince-Paul M, Sloan JA, Swetz KM, Von Gunten CF, Abernethy AP. Safety and benefit of discontinuing statin therapy in the setting of advanced, life-limiting illness: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May;175(5):691-700. PubMed PMID: 25798575
  • Pollak KI, Jones J, Lum HD, De La Cruz S, Felton S, Gill A, Kutner JS. Patient and Caregiver Opinions of Motivational Interviewing Techniques In Role-Played Palliative Care Conversations: A Pilot Study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jul;50(1):91-8. PubMed PMID: 25701055
  • Jones J, Nowels C, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. Shared decision making and the use of a patient decision aid in advanced serious illness: provider and patient perspectives. Health Expect. 2015 Dec;18(6):3236-47. PubMed PMID: 25439268
  • Caverly TJ, Prochazka AV, Combs BP, Lucas BP, Mueller SR, Kutner JS, Binswanger I, Fagerlin A, McCormick J, Pfister S, Matlock DD. Doctors and numbers: an assessment of the critical risk interpretation test. Med Decis Making. 2015 May;35(4):512-24. PubMed PMID: 25378297
  • Combs SA, Culp S, Matlock DD, Kutner JS, Holley JL, Moss AH. Update on end-of-life care training during nephrology fellowship: a cross-sectional national survey of fellows. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Feb;65(2):233-9. PubMed PMID: 25245300
  • Fischer SM, Cervantes L, Fink RM, Kutner JS. Apoyo con Cariño: a pilot randomized controlled trial of a patient navigator intervention to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with serious illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):657-65. PubMed PMID: 25240788
  • Jones J, Nowels C, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. Shared decision making and the use of a patient decision aid in advanced serious illness: provider and patient perspectives. Health Expect. 2014 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25439268
  • Caverly TJ, Prochazka AV, Combs BP, Lucas BP, Mueller SR, Kutner JS, Binswanger I, Fagerlin A, Matlock DD. Doctors and Numbers: An Assessment of the Critical Risk Interpretation Test. Med Decis Making. 2014 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25378297
  • Levy MH, Smith T, Alvarez-Perez A, Back A, Baker JN, Block S, Codada SN, Dalal S, Dans M, Kutner JS, Kvale E, Misra S, Mitchell W, Sauer TM, Spiegel D, Sutton L, Taylor RM, Temel J, Tickoo R, Urba SG, Van Zyl C, Weinstein SM, Bergman MA, Scavone JL. Palliative care, Version 1.2014. Featured updates to the NCCN Guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Oct;12(10):1379-88. PubMed PMID: 25313178
  • Fischer SM, Cervantes L, Fink RM, Kutner JS. Apoyo con Cariño: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Patient Navigator Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes for Latinos With Serious Illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25240788
  • Kessler ER, Moss A, Eckhardt SG, Laudenslager ML, Kilbourn K, Mauss IB, Bowles DW, Hecker S, Fairclough DL, Kutner JS. Distress among caregivers of phase I trial participants: a cross-sectional study. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Dec;22(12):3331-40. PubMed PMID: 25120010
  • Boersma I, Miyasaki J, Kutner J, Kluger B. Palliative care and neurology: time for a paradigm shift. Neurology. 2014 Aug 5;83(6):561-7. PubMed PMID: 24991027
  • Abernethy AP, Capell WH, Aziz NM, Ritchie C, Prince-Paul M, Bennett RE, Kutner JS. Ethical conduct of palliative care research: enhancing communication between investigators and institutional review boards. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Dec;48(6):1211-21. PubMed PMID: 24879998
  • Hanson LC, Bull J, Wessell K, Massie L, Bennett RE, Kutner JS, Aziz NM, Abernethy A. Strategies to support recruitment of patients with life-limiting illness for research: the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Dec;48(6):1021-30. PubMed PMID: 24863152
  • Goldstein NE, Kalman J, Kutner JS, Fromme EK, Hutchinson MD, Lipman HI, Matlock DD, Swetz KM, Lampert R, Herasme O, Morrison RS. A study to improve communication between clinicians and patients with advanced heart failure: methods and challenges behind the working to improve discussions about defibrillator management trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Dec;48(6):1236-46. PubMed PMID: 24768595
  • Caverly TJ, Prochazka AV, Binswanger IA, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. Confusing Relative Risk with Absolute Risk Is Associated with More Enthusiastic Beliefs about the Value of Cancer Screening. Med Decis Making. 2014 Apr 14;34(5):686-692. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24732049
  • Lindquist LA, Covinsky K, Langa KM, Petty BG, Williams BC, Kutner JS. Making general internal medicine research relevant to the older patient with multiple chronic comorbidities. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun;29(6):915-9. PubMed PMID: 24557510
  • Hutt E, Fink RM, Nelson-Marten P, Jones J, Kutner JS. Measuring pain perceptions and medication taking behavior at the end of life: a pilot study. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Nov;31(7):726-9. PubMed PMID: 24065272
  • Matlock DD, Keech TA, McKenzie MB, Bronsert MR, Nowels CT, Kutner JS. Feasibility and acceptability of a decision aid designed for people facing advanced or terminal illness: a pilot randomized trial. Health Expect. 2014 Feb;17(1):49-59. PubMed PMID: 22032553
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Past President
  • Society of General Internal Medicine, President

Practice Locations

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

University Internal Medicine Denver at Lowry
8111 E. Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230
720-848-9500

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1994, 2014)
  • Geriatric Medicine, Board Certification (1998, 2017)
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Board Certification (2008, 2018)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Seniors' Health
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases - Prevention
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 1 Diabetes
  • Heart and Circulation - High Blood Pressure
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include wellness and prevention, management of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, care for older adults (geriatrics) and palliative care.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (1991)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, University of Colorado Denver (1996)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1986)
Internships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (1991)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Internal Medicine (1994)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Geriatric Medicine (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
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