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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

Presentation Videos

2017 Sessions

Wednesday, September 27

Session 1: Mind the Gap

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

What are the fundamental divides between people (not only patients) and health? Why are these gaps the pivotal issues for transforming health care now? The opening session sets the stage for Transform 2017.

Wednesday, September 27

Meet the Speakers

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
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.