“EndWell Conference is about bringing designers, creatives and healthcare professionals together so collectively we can look at death through different eyes and change how individuals experience end of life.”

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider

Episode 26: Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, Co-founder of Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, a physician at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, is passionate about improving how seriously ill patients are cared for within the medical culture. Shoshanna thinks big and is an innovator who constantly thinks outside the box.


As founder of the Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund, she is supporting big ideas that further palliative care education at every level. In collaboration with the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation, the Ungerleider Fund created a well-rounded education program to enhance awareness and training around advanced illness and end of life care. The program also encourages physician communication and wellness for healthcare providers.

Not stopping there, she funded Extremis, a short documentary about end of life decision-making in an intensive care unit featured on Netflix and directed by Academy Award nominee, Dan Krauss. In addition, Dr. Ungerleider co-sponsored the OpenIDEO design challenge to re-image end of life and “Death Over Dinner: Healthcare Edition.“

Dr. Ungerleider is the founding chair of the EndWell Project, a conference that will address issues as a multidisciplinary community, bringing together design, technology, health, policy along with activists’ imaginations and expertise. This conference will be held in San Francisco on December 7th with an all- star-line-up of speakers and innovative thinkers collaborating to enhance the dying experience for the patient and the provider.


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