Shoshana Ungerleider, MD
Founder & President
Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider is a physician, founder, philanthropist and speaker. She works as an internist practicing hospital medicine at Sutter Health in San Francisco. She received her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR and completed residency at California Pacific Medical Center where she is now on the teaching faculty and serves on the Executive Board of the Foundation Board of Trustees.
Shoshana started the Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund to support innovative programs that further palliative care education at every level. In collaboration with the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation, the Ungerleider Fund initiated a comprehensive education program to enhance medical training around advanced illness and end of life care, physician communication and wellness for healthcare providers at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center.
She founded and is President of End Well, a first of its kind non-profit media platform and annual symposium on human-centered design and innovation to improve the end of life experience.
She funded Extremis, a short documentary about end of life decision making in the intensive care unit by Academy Award nominated director, Dan Krauss. The film world premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2016 and won Best Documentary Short. The film was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award and nominated for 2 Emmy Awards. She executive produced End Game, a short documentary on hospice and palliative care by Academy Award winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018 and was acquired by Netflix.
As a writer and speaker, Shoshana has been featured as an expert on CBS News, Fox News Radio as well as in Vox and STAT. She has spoken at Google, Exponential Medicine, The Center to Transform Advance Care Summit, The Schwartz Center’s Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference, Columbia University and Stanford University’s School of Medicine.
Shoshana was recently named to the 2018 40 Under 40 class by the San Francisco Business Times, Becker’s Hospital Review Rising stars: 90 healthcare leaders under 40 and listed in Huffington Post’s 99 “Limit Breaking Female Founders.” She was named 2018 Woman of the Year by Women Healthcare Executives of Northern California. She is on the Health and Medicine Forum of the Commonwealth Club of California and regularly hosts renowned speakers.