Leana Wen, MD
Emergency Physician and Director, Patient-Centered Care Research, George Washington University

About Me

Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research 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, 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 critically-acclaimed new book: When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 28 10:05 am (LK 130)
Back to the basics: the power of the patient narrative
The patient’s story forms the cornerstone of medical care. Studies have shown that 80% of diagnoses can be made based on the story alone, and that story-telling is the foundation for healing. However,... Read more
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