Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician, public health leader, and a passionate advocate for patient-centered health care reform. The author of the critically-acclaimed book, When Doctors Don’t Listen, her TED talk on transparency in medicine has been viewed nearly 2 million times. In 2019, Dr. Wen was named one of TIME‘s 100’s Most Influential People.
Dr. Wen is currently a visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University School of Public Health, where she is also the Distinguished Fellow at the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute of Health Workforce Equity. She has served as president/CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. As the first physician to lead Planned Parenthood in nearly 50 years, Dr. Wen’s worked to expand comprehensive healthcare for vulnerable women and families. Previously, she was the Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore, where she led the nation’s oldest continuously operating health department in the U.S. to fight the opioid epidemic, treat violence and racism as public health issues, and improve maternal and child health.
Dr. Leonard Marcus will moderate.