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Bon Ku, MD, MPP

Professor at Thomas Jefferson University & Host of the Design Lab

Bon Ku is the Director of the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University where he created the first design thinking program at a medical school. He is the Marta and Robert Adelson Professor of Medicine and Design, the Associate Dean for Health & Design and a practicing emergency physician.

His work toward redesigning healthcare has been featured in The New York Times, CNBC, Architectural Digest and Fast Company. Dr. Ku has spoken at conferences, academic medical centers and universities around the world: SXSW, TEDx, Yale School of Management, American Institute of Architects and Singapore Design Week. Dr. Ku is the host of the Design Lab Podcast, co-wrote the book, Health Design Thinking, with Ellen Lupton and was a regular panelist on the primetime medical TV show Chasing the Cure with Ann Curry.