Leana Wen, M.D.

Leana Wen, M.D.

Dr. Leana Wen is an attending physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. She is a former Rhodes Scholar and received her training at the University of Oxford and Brigham & Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

Inspired by her own childhood illness and then her mother's long battle with cancer, Dr. Wen is passionate about guiding patients 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, Teen Vogue, and the award-winning HBO documentary Reporter. Dr. Wen speaks regularly across the U.S. and internationally on patient-physician communication, healthcare reform, and her new book: When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. Follow @DrLeanaWen and visit www.drleanawen.com.

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How patients can advocate for better care