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Published on Mar 8, 2013
Dr. Leana Wen is a physician at Harvard and Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital and a former Rhodes Scholar. She has been a fellow and consultant to the World Health Organization, the Brookings Institution, Eurasia Group, and China Medical Board. 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 is the co-author a book on the importance of patient advocacy in healthcare reform, When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. Dr. Wen served as a keynote speaker at the 2013 FACE AIDS National Conference where she spoke to using narrative to enhance diagnosis and transform international policy.