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.”