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Leana Wen

Emergency Physician; Professor of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Leana Wen is an emergency physician, professor of health policy and management at George Washington University, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Wen is also a CNN medical analyst and contributing columnist for The Washington Post, where she writes a weekly column and anchors the new Post newsletter, "The Checkup with Dr. Wen." She is the author of two books, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests and Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health. Previously, she served as Baltimore's health commissioner, leading the nation’s oldest continuously operating health department to fight the opioid epidemic, treat violence and racism as public health issues, and improve maternal and child health.

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