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"Dignity Through Every Chapter."

Dr. Bob Uslander, MD

Co-Founder, Medical Director

Helping patients and families experience a peaceful and gentle end of life is not rocket science. What it requires is a commitment to showing up for them, listening, and honoring what is most important to them.

- Dr. Bob

Bob Uslander, MD, is the co-founder and medical director of Empowered Endings. With over 30 years of experience as a physician in Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, and Hospice Care, Dr. Bob is dedicated to supporting patients and families through major health and life challenges—especially as the end of life approaches.

Dr. Bob understands that optimal care requires more than simply keeping patients comfortable. He addresses the whole person—meeting their physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs. In this way he is able to ensure the best quality of life, and the most peaceful death possible.

Dr. Bob understands that the most valuable gift he can offer as a physician and a human being is to listen and empathize with his patients and families. His experience as an Emergency physician and a Palliative Care and Hospice physician, combined with his personal experience of caring for friends and family members through illness and death, has given him a unique perspective that allows him to be a genuine and effective doctor, navigator, guide, advocate, and friend.

Dr. Bob graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign with his Bachelor of Science in biology. He then attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles where he earned his Doctor of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago.

Prior to establishing Empowered Endings, Dr. Bob practiced as an emergency physician in Chicago, Guam, and Sonora, California. From 2013 to 2015 he served as the Medical Director for Palliative Care and Hospice at LightBridge Medical Associates in San Diego.

Bob and Elizabeth are just very gentle souls. There was no pressure and shared with my wife Rachel and I the many options you have to consider. It felt just like someone putting their arms around you.

[Dr. Bill Parker]

For us as a family, Bob and Elizabeth gave us the tranquility and support that we needed at that moment. It made a total difference in the way my Dad passed away. It allowed me to be the daughter and not a nurse.

[Eva Goldstein]