When Doctors Don't Listen
How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests
Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, past national president of the American Medical Student Association, and a Rhodes Scholar. Inspired by her own childhood illness and then her mother's long battle with cancer, Dr. Wen is a passionate about empowering and advocating for patients.
Dr. Wen has given presentations on patient advocacy all over the world, and has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, China Daily News, ABC News, Fox, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and the HBO documentary “Reporter”. She has served as a policy consultant to the World Health Organization, the Brookings Institution, and China Medical Board. In 2007, she won a journalism competition sponsored by The New York Times, and reported in Africa with journalist Nicholas Kristof. A professional speaker for ten years, she is traveling around the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, and Africa to speak about patient empowerment and her new book, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.
Dr. Kosowsky is an internationally-recognized expert clinician who serves as 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.