Dawn Gross earned her BA from USC and a combined MD and PhD from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Tufts and received fellowship training at Stanford in Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant. Dawn became a hospice physician after her father’s death and was subsequently invited to attend on the palliative care team at UCSF. She has recently joined the Palliative Care Committee in San Francisco’s Department of Aging, as well as become host for the first of its kind live, call-in radio program, Dying To Talk. Compelled by her experiences as a mother, hospice and palliative care provider and caregiver to her father at the end of his life, Dawn continues to speak and write extensively and is hard at work on her first book.