Dr. Jennifer Brokaw is Supervising Physician for the San Francisco Fire Department.
An Emergency Physician by training and certification, since 2010, she has been devoted to helping patients and families navigate serious illness and eldercare. She has previously consulted for the SF Firefighter’s Cancer Prevention Foundation to assist firefighters with serious cancer.
Dr. Brokaw is also concerned about the burden of caregiving that comes with an aging population, having been a caregiver for her uncle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She is working with the Michael J. Fox Foundation on a planning guide for the end of life for patients and families dealing with Parkinson’s Disease.
Dr. Brokaw has spoken and written about end-of-life planning, medical decision-making, and medical advocacy in a variety of settings. She has appeared as a speaker at TEDxStanford, Chicago Ideas Week, the Chautauqua Institution, JCC Manhattan, and the Commonwealth Club of California. Her work has been the subject of stories in the New York Times and SFGate. Articles by Dr. Brokaw have appeared in TIME, the Washington Post, Business Insider, STAT, and other publications.