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Dr. Wen is a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School and an emergency physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She 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 won the Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. 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 Medicine/Resident and Student 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.

An 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 scientifi

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When Doctors Don't Listen

Leana Wen, M.D., and Joshua Kosowsky, M.D.

In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences....

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