Leana Wen (Missouri & Merton 2007) takes up post as Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Leana Wen (Missouri & Merton 2007) has taken up her post as Baltimore City Health Commissioner, having been appointed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in December. Baltimore has the oldest continuously running Health Department in the United States, and Dr Wen will be in charge of a wide range of functions, including emergency preparedness, chronic disease prevention and the management of acute communicable diseases.

To see a ABC News feature on Dr Wen, follow this link

To read our profile interview with her, follow this link