2018 Woman of the Year Recipient

Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D.                                                              

Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D., is a physician, philanthropist, filmmaker, writer and activist. She founded the End Well Symposium and the Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund and is on the teaching faculty at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center as well as serves on the Foundation board of trustees.

As a writer and speaker, Shoshana has been featured in such places as Vox and STAT, and presented at Exponential Medicine 2017. As a producer, Shoshana’s forthcoming short documentary, End Game, by Academy Award winning directors Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein was acquired by Netflix and premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Recognized as one of SF Business Times 40 Under 40, Shoshana also funded Extremis, an Oscar and Emmy Award nominated short documentary about end of life decision making in the ICU in 2016.

Shoshana founded The End Well Project, the first interdisciplinary symposium on design and innovation for the end of life experience, and the Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund to support innovative programs that further palliative care education. She co-sponsored the OpenIDEO design challenge to re-imagine end of life, is on the Board of Zen Hospice Project and is a host of health and medicine programs at The Commonwealth Club of California. In her free time, Shoshana and her husband empower people to come together such as in the March For Our Lives event in SF.

Registration for this event has now been closed. We hope to have you join us next year!