Irvine, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2014) — Asian American Stanford physician Edward Sheen is among the 2014-2015 White House Fellows appointed by President Barack Obama.
Sheen is a board certified internist and was a Clinical Fellow in Liver and Digestive Diseases at Stanford University, Executive Chair and Senior Partner of the Stanford Healthcare Consulting Group, and Course Director of Leadership and Strategies for Healthcare Delivery Innovation.
In the California State Assembly, Sheen served on the Health Committee staff, where he authored and coordinated Medicaid legislation and supported oversight of health reform implementation, including Covered California. Previously, Edward was President of Stanford GSB’s Public Management Program, Trustee of the California Medical Association, Chair of AMA national committees and health access task forces, and research fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Stanford GSB’s Program in Healthcare Innovation.
Sheen advised senior leadership at Genzyme, Blue Shield, startup companies, and the Office of Management and Budget. He established the first statewide (now annual) Medical Student Leadership Conference and has been a mentor for Stanford’s Medical Youth Science Program, a motivational speaker for the National Youth Leadership Forum, and volunteer primary care physician at RotaCare Free Clinic.
Sheen graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Brown and received his M.D. from University of California-San Francisco, M.B.A. from Stanford, and M.P.H. from Harvard (Zuckerman Fellowship). He is conversational in Spanish and fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese.
The White House Fellowship is America’s most prestigious and competitive program for leadership and public service. Program has produced many of America’s most distinguished leaders. 600 or so alumni include Secretary of State Colin Powell, General Wesley Clark, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Tom Johnson Founder of CNN, Doris Kearns Goodwin, political leaders, and CEOs. The this is 50th anniversary of the White House Fellows program.