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Dr. Zitter practices critical and palliative care medicine at a public hospital in Oakland, California. She is a passionate advocate for humanism in medicine, and uses her broad platform as a speaker, writer, and producer of media to improve lives.
Dr. Zitter is the author of the book Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life and a regular contributor to The New York Times. Her articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Washington Post and many other publications. Dr. Zitter is the founder of the Jessica Zitter Media Project, a non-profit organization that uses storytelling to enhance the medical care of patients with serious and end-stage illness. EXTREMIS, her first film project, was nominated for an Oscar and two Emmys.
Kevin began his career in international human rights work before returning to his first love, documentary storytelling, as an alternative tool for change. After completing his MFA in Documentary Film at Stanford University, Kevin won awards at film festivals around the world, was selected for the “Filmmakers of Tomorrow” program at the Telluride Film Festival, and earned a Student Academy Award®. His first feature-length film TRUE SON premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was sold to Fusion TV. Kevin has since produced projects for platforms like PBS, Discovery, and The New York Times and for brands such as Facebook, Google, Genentech, and LG.