Linking Balcony to Basement – Lien Le

When asked about leadership, you certainly don’t expect to hear about basements and balconies… Our guest Lien Li is definitely not an architect but a dedicated Dr. with inspiring vulnerabilities, and powerful stories. Lien has a very interesting perspective on leadership and building performing teams: It’s all about leading from the basement! All the stories that came out of the pandemic confirmed her firm belief in the true role of leaders:  “Find your own checkpoints and get other people back to the path you initially set”. Hope you will enjoy this heart-to-heart conversation as much as we did.

“Spreading love start by building human connections one at a time…maybe over a cookie.”

MEET OUR GUEST Dr. Lien Le, Medical Director of Inpatient Medicine at Newton Wellesley Hospital, Massachusetts.

Dr Le focuses on operations, strategic and business planning for the Hospitalist Division through partnerships with clinical services at Newton Wellesley Hospital and hospitals within the Mass General Brigham Health System. Most recently, Lien led COVID-19 physician redeployment efforts for the Division of Hospital Medicine as well as other key COVID-19 inpatient surge operations. She oversees strategy, budget, operations, recruitment, staffing, as well as professional development for the medical staff of the unit.

In addition, Dr Le is the co-founder of the Surgical Preparation and Negaviation Clinic, a perioperative clinic designed to risk stratify and optimize patients undergoing elective surgeries. Dr. Le continues her clinical practice as a hospitalist physician while also being an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts Medical School. Dr. Le received her internal medicine residency training at Boston Medical Center. She attended Dartmouth and Brown Medical Schools. She is currently a student at MIT Sloan Executive MBA program. Lien was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13.