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Dr. Leana Wen

Leana Wen Biography – Leana Wen Wiki

Leana Wen full name Leana Sheryle Wen, is an American physician and author.

She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from California State University, Los Angeles at the age of 18, and went on to earn her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. She also obtained master’s degrees in Economic and Social History and Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford.

As President of the American Medical Students Association, she led a campaign focused on improving healthcare access. She practiced emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital before moving into a research position and then her role as Baltimore’s Health Commissioner.

She served as the health commissioner of Baltimore City, Maryland. She began her role at the city health department in January 2015, appointed to the position by then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake. During her tenure, she has been a driving force behind several initiatives aimed at confronting some of Baltimore’s most critical public health concerns including teen pregnancy, infant mortality and the opioid epidemic.

Dr. Leana Wen Planned Parenthood

Dr. Leana Wen was appointed the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America on September 12, 2018 effective November 12, 2018. Naomi Aberly, chair of Planned Parenthood’s board, said in a statement: “Today is a historic day for Planned Parenthood and the millions of people it serves. Not only will [Dr. Wen] help Planned Parenthood continue to provide high-quality care to women, men and young people across the country, she will be a powerful voice in our fight to ensure women have the ability to make their own health care decisions — no matter what.”

She replaced Cecile Richards as president of Planned Parenthood. Richards spent 12 years at the helm of the organization until stepping down in April 2018.

On July 16, 2019, Wen was removed as president of Planned Parenthood by the organization’s board of directors. Wen wrote on Twitter, “I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting. We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood. My statement to come shortly.”

Dr. Leana Wen in a statement posted on Twitter just minutes after her initial tweet: “I believe that the best way to protect abortion care is to be clear that it is not a political issue but a health care one, and that we can expand support for reproductive rights by finding common ground with the majority of Americans who understand reproductive health care as the fundamental health care that it is,” Wen wrote.

“I am leaving because the new Board Chairs and I have philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood,” she continued.

Dr. Leana Wen Age

She was born on January 27, 1983 in Shanghai, China as Wen Linyan.

Leana Wen Husband

She has been married to her husband Sebastian Neil Walker since 2012.

Leana Wen Family

Leana Wen’s family moved to Compton, California from China just after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. According to Wen, her parents had only $40 to their name and depended on Medicaid, food stamps, and Planned Parenthood.

Leana Wen Salary – Leana Wen Net Worth

Leana Wen ‘s salary for the fiscal year 2017 was $212,200.

Dr. Leana Wen Nationality

Wen and her family became U.S. citizens in 2003.

Dr. Leana Wen Book

Wen is the author of the book When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.

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I’m so grateful to @sherylsandberg for her longstanding commitment to Planned Parenthood and her leadership as a role model for women and girls everywhere. Now, more than ever, Sheryl’s generous support is necessary to help Planned Parenthood fight back against unprecedented attacks on people’s health and rights. As anti-women’s health politicians try to pass extreme abortion bans across the country, our freedom and rights hang in the balance — and we will do whatever it takes to stop these dangerous, unethical, and unconstitutional bans and protect access to reproductive healthcare, including safe, legal abortion care for all. #sherylsandberg #plannedparenthood #flashbackfriday #bansoffmybody

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