DOCTOR image for blogWhat is it like to be the Health Commissioner of a complex city like Baltimore (whose health department happens to have been the first in the United States)? Dr. Leana Wen, who has served in that role for just over a year, wrote journal articles and gave interviews about the role of public health during civil unrest, such as that in Baltimore in Spring of 2015. She has also investigated emergency departments in the U.S. and overseas.

Dr. Catherine DeAngelis served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) for 11 years, the first woman to hold that title; she is also a Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor emerita as well as a faculty member. She has written and edited several books, and her 100+ articles and opinions have appeared in medical journals and news sources around the world.

Dr. DeAngelis, who also has a degree as a registered nurse (RN), has written about many medical and social issues, notably the effort to “stop pharmaceutical companies from suppressing scientific studies that reveal the negative effects of their products,” as stated in this article about her in Hopkins Medicine.

Don’t miss these two fascinating doctors when they appear as guests of this year’s Conversations in Medicine (CiM)  series, whose theme this year is The Modern Doctor. Come and hear Drs. Wen and DeAngelis discuss their experiences on the front lines of 21st-century medicine.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

  • Dr. Leana Wen, Health Commissioner of Baltimore City
  • 6:00 PM
  • Hodson Hall, 110

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

  • Dr. Catherine DeAngelis — JHU Professor and former Editor-in-Chief of JAMA
  • 7:00 PM
  • Charles Commons Ballroom

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