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Christian Pean, M.D.

Physician, NYU Langone Medical Center

Christian is an orthopaedic surgery resident physician at the NYU Langone Medical Center. He is on the board of directors for the global health non-profit organization Orthopaedic Relief Services International, is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for the Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform organization and has published several peer-reviewed articles on clinical outcomes of orthopaedic trauma.

A 2016 New York Times story by Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal “When the Hospital Fires the Bullet” featured the tragedy of his younger brother Alan Pean being shot inside his hospital room by off-duty police officers while Alan sought medical attention.  The story was a flashpoint for a national debate on the increasing presence of firearms in hospitals.  His family has since pursued advocacy efforts to address the impact of racial bias and structural violence on health outcomes for patients through speaking engagements and policy work.

Professional highlights include:

  • Graduate of  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with distinctions in medical education and research
  • 2015 recipient of the American Medical Association Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award

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