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Bon Ku, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Health and Design and Associate Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the director of the first design thinking program in a medical school, which teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician. Bon has spoken widely on the intersection of health and design thinking at places like TEDx, South by Southwest, and Stanford Medicine X, and serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group at the American Institute of Architects.

Professional highlights include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Masters in Public Policy from Princeton University
  • MD from Penn State
  • 2016 Recipient of the Health Care Innovators Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal

Past Videos

2017 Sessions

Thursday, September 28

Session 4: Forces That Can't Be Ignored

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

How will innovation beyond the current health care model impact the future of health and health care?

Thursday, September 28

Meet the Speakers & Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom Lobby South
Each main stage session is followed by an opportunity to meet the session speakers in a relaxed setting. Bring your ideas and questions for a lively conversation.