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Leana S. Wen, MD

Visiting Professor/Distinguished Fellow

Fitzhugh Mullan Institute of Health Workforce Equity, George Washington University

Leana Wen is an emergency physician, visiting professor at George Washington University and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is also a contributing columnist for The Washington Post and a CNN medical analyst. Previously, she served as Baltimore’s health commissioner.

Dr. Wen obtained her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and studied health policy at the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She completed her residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. The author of dozens of articles on healthcare reform and the book When Doctors Don’t Listen, Dr. Wen has been recognized as one of Governing’s “Public Officials of the Year,” Modern Healthcare’s “Top 50 Physician Executives” and Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”


Arthur C. Bachmeyer Memorial Address – The Future of Healthcare: Thriving Once More

Presented by Leana S. Wen, MD, Atul Gawande, MD at 11:15 AM on Monday, March 22nd.

Always looking forward, Atul Gawande, MD, has dedicated his life to providing practical solutions to better serve the needs of people and the values that make for a healthier society. As a surgeon, Gawande understands the complexity and demands of a medical practice; as an entrepreneur, he delivers innovative solutions to better health; and as…

Leadership Insights: Scaling for Excellence – A Case Study on Growth in a Global Setting

Presented by Leana S. Wen, MD, Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 25th.

An increasing number of health systems in the United States are expanding into the global market, and this trend is only expected to grow over the next five years. As healthcare leaders spearhead these efforts, it is critical to ensure that this significant growth does not impact quality and delivery of care. Join Tomislav Mihaljevic,…

Leadership Insights: The Latest on the White House’s Vaccinations Efforts

Presented by Leana S. Wen, MD, Bechara Choucair, MD at 3:45 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

Join us in this important discussion with Vaccinations Coordinator, Bechara Choucair, MD, as he provides an update on the White House COVID Response Team’s vaccinations efforts. Dr. Choucair will share current information on how the team is working to ensure a successful and large-scale roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine across the nation. Learning Objectives: Explore…