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Kentucky 42nd in the Nation For Healthcare

Nov 9, 2012  Four-Points Sheraton,  Lexington,  Kentucky

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Kentucky 42nd in the
Nation for Healthcare

Source The Commonwealth Fund

Dr. Leana S Wen, MD, MSc   Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc       

Dr. Wen is an emergency physician who is passionate about empowering and advocating for patients. Born in Shanghai, China, and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Wen graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She has been a fellow and consultant to the World Health Organization, the Brookings Institution, Eurasia Group, and China Medical Board. Dr. Wen has served as the National President of the American Medical Student Association and is currently the President of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians/Residents and Students Association. Recognized for her leadership in national and international health, she was selected to Chair the Young Professionals Commission, a group of 25 young health professionals chosen from around the world to re-envision global health professional education. In 2007, she was also selected by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to represent physicians-in-training on the Council on Graduate Medical Education, an advisory commission to Congress.

When Doctors Don't Listen:  How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and unnecessary TestsAn active researcher in better ways to improve patient-physician communication, Dr. Wen has received grant support from the National Institutes of Health, the Beckman Foundation, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She has published numerous scientific publications including in the Lancet, JAMA, and Annals of Emergency Medicine, and has served as a regular columnist for news outlets including The New Physician, Common Sense, and She particularly enjoys writing for a general audience on health issues. With journalist Nick Kristof, she wrote a blog for the New York Times, along with articles in the Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Worth magazine, and others. She is author of a forthcoming book on the importance of patient advocacy in healthcare reform, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.