Boston, MA

Emergency Physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research, George Washington University

Represented: Clinicians

Leana Wen is an emergency physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research, George Washington University. Inspired to action after being a caregiver to her mother during her battle with cancer, she is passionate about guiding patients to advocate for better care. She has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, Brookings Institution, and China Medical Board, as the former National President of the American Medical Student Association, and as a representative to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital’s Patient- and Family-Centered Care Committee. Her writing has appeared in JAMA, The Lancet, and Annals of Emergency Medicine, as well as The New York Times, Washington Post, and She writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post, and is the author of a best-selling book on the importance of patient engagement and empowerment: When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.

Wen served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement from April 2013 - April 2015.

Conflicts of Interest

As of April 1, 2013:

  • None reported


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