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Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Jessica Zitter

Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, practices ICU and Palliative Care at the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. She is the author of Extreme Measures:  Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. Her essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other publications.  Her work is featured in the Oscar and Emmy-nominated short documentary, Extremis, now streaming on Netflix. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of dying in America.