Thomas Cornwell, MD
Thomas Cornwell, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Thomas Cornwell founded HomeCare Physicians in 1997 and has made over 32,000 house calls. Nationally recognized for his innovative approach to care, Dr. Cornwell was the inaugural recipient of the “House Call Doctor of the Year” award from the American Academy of Home Care Physicians in 1998. In 2002, Dr. Cornwell received the “Pride in the Profession” award from the American Medical Association, an honor bestowed on doctors considered “heroes in health care bringing pride to the medical profession.” Recently, the American Geriatric Society presented Dr. Cornwell with the 2015 “Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine” award.
Dr. Cornwell has been featured by PBS and TIME Magazine and continues to receive national attention for his efforts to advance Home Centered Care. In addition to his ongoing medical work, Dr. Cornwell serves as the physician representative on the State of Illinois’ Older Adult Services Advisory Committee and is past president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine. Dr. Cornwell has mentored hundreds of medical students, residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. He also helps launch other house call programs. Dr. Cornwell graduated with honors from University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School and was selected the outstanding graduate of his class. He completed his family practice residency at Lutheran General Hospital.Read More »
Julie Sacks, LCSW
Managing Director, Home Centered Care Institute
Julie Sacks joined the Home Centered Care Institute after eight years in a leadership position with the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). During her tenure at APDA, Ms. Sacks served as Senior Director of Programs and Services and the Director of the organization’s National Young Onset Center. In both roles, she focused her efforts on strategic planning as well as the development and expansion of innovative education and support programs across APDA’s network of 30 Chapters and 30 Information & Referral Centers.
Ms. Sacks has a unique skill set and combination of corporate and nonprofit experience. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin and working for several years in the marketing industry, she changed gears and pursued a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 20 years of experience addressing a wide range of concerns and a specialization in the management of chronic illness.Read More »