When Doctors Don't Listen
How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests
Leana Wen, M.D., M.S.c. is an emergency physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research at George Washington University. 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. She is the author of the best-selling book, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.
A noted physician, researcher, and patient advocate, Dr. Wen has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, the Brookings Institution, and China Medical Board. She is a former Rhodes Scholar and received her training at the University of Oxford and Brigham & Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, ABC, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, The New York Times, Washington Post, and the award-winning HBO documentary Reporter. She speaks around the world on patient empowerment and healthcare reform.
Dr. Kosowsky is the Clinical Director of the Brigham & Women’s Emergency Medicine Department. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. As Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, he received multiple awards from medical students and residents for teaching excellence.
Dr. Kosowsky and his team at Brigham & Women’s have been recognized for their innovative delivery of emergency medicine services. He is the author of over three dozen peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and is co-editor of the textbook “Pocket Emergency Medicine.” He serves on the Editorial Board of a half-dozen medical journals. Along with Dr. Leana Wen, Dr. Kosowsky is the co-author of a new book on patient advocacy: When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.