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Leana Wen

Board Member; Visiting Professor of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University

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Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician, visiting professor at George Washington University, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is also a contributing columnist for The Washington Post and a CNN medical analyst. Previously, she served as Baltimore’s Health Commissioner, where she led efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, treat violence and racism as public health issues, and improve maternal and child health

Dr. Wen obtained her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and studied health policy at the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She completed her residency training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. The author of dozens of articles on healthcare reform and the book When Doctors Don’t Listen, Dr. Wen has received recognition as one of Governing’s Public Officials of the Year, Modern Healthcare’s Top 50 Physician-Executives, and TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.