Shoshana Ungerleider, MD


Shoshana Ungerleider, MD

Founder, End Well Project

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider is an internist practicing hospital medicine at California Pacific Medical Center 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 Foundation Board of Trustees.

Shoshana is passionate about improving how seriously ill patients are cared for throughout the continuum of life. She 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 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 2 Emmys.

She recently founded a national, interdisciplinary symposium called End Well: Design for the End of Life Experience taking place in San Francisco in December. End Well's goal is to create a cultural shift that supports new collaborations, systems, protocols and products and that fosters new and existing networks of support for people and families facing the end of life.

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