Doctors Designing

Bon Ku, MD, MPP

“Dying well is the ultimate design challenge,” states emergency medicine physician and educator, Bon Ku. The Founder and Director of JeffDESIGN, a first of its kind design program in a medical school, Bon is passionate about providing future physicians with human-centered, design-thinking tools that expand empathic capacities and enable them to navigate rapid changes in the clinical environment, help solve systemic challenges in healthcare, and move beyond a strictly biomechanical approach to healing. 

About the Speaker

Bon Ku, MD, MPP is a practicing emergency medicine physician and Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Founder and Director of JeffDESIGN, a medical school program that teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges that has been featured in The New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, The Huffington Post, Next City, and Architectural Digest