Department of
Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital
A member of Alameda Health System


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Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH
Division: Critical Care Medicine
Attending Physician

Undergraduate School:

Stanford University

Medical School:

Case Western Reserve University


Brigham and Women’s Hospital; UC San Francisco


UC San Francisco Medical Center

Clinical Interest:

Palliative Care in the ICU

Research Interest:

Palliative Care in the ICU

Recent Publications:

Treated to Death, The Pacific Standard, 9/24/14

Protecting Herself From Hero Doctors, Huffington Post, 924/14

A Doctor's Dilemma, Pulse Magazine, 9/12/14

Food and the Dying Patient, New York Times, 8/21/14

Who Can Speak for the Patient, New York Times, 6/19/14

I helped One Grandmother Live and Helped Another Die, The Atlantic Monthly, 5/22/14

A "Code Death" for Dying Patients, New York Times, 4/10/14

How to Make Decisions About Death for a Loved One, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/17/14

Advance Directive Lets Loved Ones Know Final Medical Wishes, San Francisco Chronicle, 12/17/13

Patient-Centered Care: Pairing Medicine with Compassion, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/19/13

They Call Me Dr. Kevorkian, New York Times Well Blog, 11/14/13

We've Lost the Age-Old Ability to Help People Die, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/11/13

Planning Ahead for End-of-Life Decisions, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/11/13