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Shoshana Ungerleider, MD    

Physician, Host of TED Health, Founder, Academy Award-Nominated Film Producer & Activist

Shoshana Ungerleider, MD is a board-certified, practicing internal medicine physician, host of the TED Health Podcast, founder of, a media platform to transform the end of life experience, SF Business Times 40 Under 40, writer and leading voice in healthcare who regularly appears as a medical contributor on CNN, MSNBC, NBC News with bylines in TIME, USA Today, Newsweek, Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, Vox and others. She executive produced Netflix’s Oscar-nominated End Game and funded Extremis. Her most recent film, Robin's Wish, is a biographical documentary about the final years of actor and comedian, Robin Williams.

As a speaker, she has been featured at SXSW, Milken Institute, Aspen Ideas Festival, Google, HLTH, Stanford University, Columbia University, Exponential Medicine and many others. She serves on the Executive Board of Trustees of California Pacific Medical Center where she endowed a program in palliative care education.

Speech Topics

It's Not About Living Longer, It's About Living Better:

How to improve healthspan and wellbeing as we age

A Rx for Burnout

How can we bring back joy and meaning to health care?

Aging in America

What the “silver tsunami” means for health care and caregiving in the United States

The Future is Female

Looking ahead at the role of women in caregiving and health care

Re-imagining Healthcare for the Future

How can we apply design thinking to improve the health care experience

Ending Well

Redesigning the end of life experience for patients and families

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