Leana Wen Leana Wen
Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2911
Email: Email
Department: Emergency Medicine


  • BS, California State University, Los Angeles, 2001
  • MD, Washington University, 2007
  • MSc, Oxford University, 2008
  • MSc, Oxford University, 2009


Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health, where she is also a distinguished fellow at the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity. She is an expert in public health preparedness and previously served as Baltimore's Health Commissioner. A contributing columnist for The Washington Post and author of the book When Doctors Don't Listen, Dr. Wen is a frequent guest commentator on the covid-19 crisis.
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. In 2019, she was named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 50 Physician-Executives and TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

  • Better Care Strategic Advising LLC (consulting/advising on health policy and public health)

Interest Section(s)

  • Health Policy

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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