« Thursday February 07, 2013 »
Start: 7:30 pm
Leana S. Wen, M.D., M.Sc.
Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests
Using real-life stories of cookbook-diagnoses-gone-bad, the doctors illustrate how active patient participation can prevent mistakes. Wen and Kosowsky offer tangible follow-up questions patients can easily incorporate into every doctor’s visit to avoid counterproductive and even potentially harmful tests.
Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. Inspired by her own childhood illness and then her mother's long battle with cancer, Dr. Wen is passionate about guiding patients to advocate for better care. A Rhodes Scholar, she graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford and Washington University School of Medicine. She has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, Brookings Institution, China Medical Board, and the National Institutes of Health, and is currently the National President of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine/Resident & Student Association.