Dr. Leana Wen

emergency physician, public health leader, patient advocate

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Dr. Wen is an emergency physician, medical educator, and researcher in patient-physician communication and patient safety. She is a sought-after speaker in the U.S. and internationally on topics of patient advocacy, healthcare reform, and medical education. She is a frequent keynote speaker to patient groups, community and corporate groups, churches, and schools on how to improve healthcare; she also gives motivational speeches at universities and grand rounds at medical schools and hospitals.

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TEDMED featured on TED.com. September 2014
What Your Doctor Won’t Disclose
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TEDxFoggyBottom. February 2014.
Turning Fear Inside Out
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TEDxUniversity of Nevada, Reno. January 2014.
What Can China’s Future Teach Us About the U.S.?
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TEDxCortland. November 2013.
The Low-Tech Revolution to Healthcare Reform
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Stanford Medicine X. September, 2013.
Power of the Patient Narrative
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Rhodes Scholars 110th Anniversary, September 2013
The Future of Medicine (with Professor Sir John Bell)
Courtesy of the Rhodes Trust
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Conference on Healthcare Consumer Empowerment, May 2013
Why Doctors Don’t Listen, and What You Can Do About It

Empowering healthcare consumers

Speaking at Unite For Sight Conference. April 2013.
Courtesy of Next Billion:
“Here’s a great intro to the conference by one of the most gifted speakers I’ve ever seen”
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Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. May 2013.
When Doctors Don’t Listen
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Harvard Countway Lecture. May 2013.
When Doctors Don't Listen
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Conference on Healthcare Consumer Empowerment. May 2013
Why Doctors Don’t Listen, and What You Can Do About It
Empowering healthcare consumers

Speaking at Unite For Sight Conference. April 2013.
Courtesy of Next Billion:
“Here’s a great intro to the conference by one of the most gifted speakers I’ve ever seen”
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Speaking at FACE AIDS Conference. February 2013.
The Art of the Patient Narrative: Using Narrative to Enhance Diagnosis and Transform Policy
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If you are interested in having her speak to your organization, please use the “email me” form.

Please check out news updates, and read more about her book, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Prevent Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.

When Doctors Dont Listen

For my professional research publications, please choose from the main menu. Also please see listing on
ResearchGate, Pubmed and Harvard Catalyst for most recent publications.