School of Public Health Spring 2019 Commencement
Dr. Wen has served as President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund since fall 2018. She is the first physician in nearly 50 years to lead the organization. She previously served as the Baltimore City Health Commissioner, leading the oldest, continuously-operating health department in the U.S. Under her direction, the Baltimore City Health Department led the country in health innovations and was recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials as the Local Health Department of the Year.
Dr. Wen graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Los Angeles, at the age of 18, and earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine before becoming a Rhodes Scholar. She obtained her Master’s degrees at the University of Oxford and completed her residency training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Wen has received recognition as Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders and Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. A Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and Academy of Medicine, she serves on the faculty at the George Washington University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2016, Dr. Wen was honored to be the recipient American Public Health Association’s highest award for local public health work. In 2017, she was named one of Governing’s Public Officials of the Year and in 2018, she was named one of the 50 most influential people in healthcare for 2018 by Time.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
University of Maryland Xfinity Center