Contributing Experts

April 1, 2013

Leana Wen, MD, MSc

Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research at George Washington University. She earned her medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine and studied economics and health policy at the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Wen has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, Brookings Institution, and China Medical Board, and was the former National President of the American Medical Student Association.

Inspired by her own childhood illness and her mother's long battle with cancer, Dr. Wen is passionate about guiding people to advocate for better care. She has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, ABC News, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, The New York Times, Washington Post, and the award-winning HBO documentary Reporter. Dr. Wen speaks regularly across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, and Africa on simple yet effective ways to take control of their health and about her new book: When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.

Last Updated: October 1, 2013