Sunita Puri is a Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center & Chan School of Medicine. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Anthropology and studied Modern History at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She completed medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Stanford University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and JAMA – Internal Medicine. For her writing, she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, UCross Foundation, and Mesa Refuge. In 2018, she received the Etz Chaim Tree of Life Award from the USC Keck School of Medicine, awarded annually to a member of the faculty who, in the eyes of the campus community, models and provides humanistic and compassionate care. Sunita was born in Kentucky and is the daughter of naturalized citizens from Punjab state, India. Her family now lives in Los Angeles.