At the Intersection of Quantity and Quality

The Right Paperwork for Your End-of-Life Wishes

Posted 4/29/15 on The New York Times – Opinionator.
The patient’s heart was barely contracting under my ultrasound probe, like a limp handshake. He was in shock, his ineffective heartbeat unable to maintain the pressure necessary to keep his organs alive.
And now he was on full life support on my service in the intensive care unit.
Our ultrasound completed, the resident resumed […]

Avoiding the End-of-Life Medical Conveyer Belt

  • April 21st, 2015

Join Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD and Mark Zitter, CEO, Zitter Health Insights, at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club on June 9th for a conversation about end-of-life. Tickets available for purchase now.

A Doctor’s Response to Angelina Jolie

  • April 14th, 2015

Posted 4/14/2015 on Huffington Post Blog.

I’ve watched your action movies on celluloid for a decade, always marveling at your competence and cool. Your decisions on-screen are bold, instant and infallibly correct. You never seem to age, but only to get more beautiful every year. Your life, on and off screen, appears like a fairytale.

Your latest op-ed in the New York Times […]