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Art of Healing

2018 Art of Healing Award Dinner
Thursday, June 21, 2018 • 6:00 pm
The Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
Master of Ceremonies:
Carey Goldberg, Editor of CommonHealth Blog, 90.9 WBUR-FM
Auctioneer Extraordinaire:
Jim Braude, Host of Greater Boston, WGBH Channel 2
Please RSVP by May 17, 2018

Proceeds from the Art of Healing Award Dinner will benefit Cambridge Health Alliance.

2018 Honoree: Bon Ku, MD, MPP

Bon Ku portraitBon Ku, like many in America, grew up without health insurance. The son of Korean immigrants, he spent his adolescence working in his family’s restaurant, bussing tables and washing dishes alongside undocumented workers. Serious injury or becoming sick was a constant worry for him and his family. His empathy for those he grew up with and for other vulnerable members of the community is what led him to become an emergency room physician.

With that empathy and desire to help improve health disparities for the most vulnerable populations, he is forging a new way of teaching and learning medicine. He is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Bon is the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, a first-of-its-kind program in a medical school that teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges. He has spoken widely on the intersection of health and design thinking (TEDx, South by Southwest, Mayo Clinic Transform, Stanford Medicine X, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) and serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group at the American Institute of Architects. In 2016, he received the Health Care Innovators Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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