Leana Wen, MD, MSc


Dr. Leana Wen is a visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, where she is also the distinguished fellow of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity. Previously, she served as the Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore and as the President/CEO of Planned Parenthood. In 2019, Dr. Wen was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and as Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinician-Executives.

Dr. Wen earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and her master’s degrees at the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. The author of dozens of scientific articles, she has been an op-ed contributor for the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and Baltimore Sun, and is regularly featured on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, and PBS