Relieving Suffering Through Palliative Care
Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D. completed her residency at CPMC in 2013. During her residency, she was drawn to palliative care, which focuses on relieving suffering. The experience inspired Shoshana and her father, Steven Ungerleider, Ph.D., to make a philanthropic investment that in 2014 founded the CPMC Resident Palliative Care Education Program. To learn more about the Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund, visit shoshanaungerleider.com.
Your gift to this program will continue specialized education in caring for patients at the end of life and helping guide them toward appropriate care, which requires core knowledge of palliative practices, the communications skills to deal with challenging situations, and the space for residents to process their own emotions around death and dying. This innovative, comprehensive program addresses all three of these needs.
When doctors are better trained to have difficult conversations around suffering and end-of-live issues, we focus care on quality of life, instead of just length of life.
— Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D.
Transforming End of Life Care in San Francisco
Philanthropy Powers Our Innovation
You can be a catalyst in transforming healthcare in San Francisco. Your philanthropic investment empowers the physicians and care teams at CPMC to accomplish extraordinary things they otherwise would not be able to do.
Emilia De Luz
Senior Development Officer
2015 Steiner Street
San Francisco, California 94115