Toxic Healthcare Costs

Fumiko Chino, MD


Oncologist and researcher Fumiko Chino knows firsthand the emotional and financial devastation of losing a loved one. A graphic artist when her husband became ill and died, she became a doctor to help change the system from within. Deploying data and story, Fumiko makes a powerful case that it shouldn’t take a life savings to try and save a life.

About the speaker(s)

Fumiko Chino, MD, is a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After the loss of her husband Andrew in 2007, Fumiko, a young widow, was left with both grief and hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt from her husband’s medical care. In addition to caring for people with cancer, Fumiko studies the negative health impacts of high medical costs on patients and their families.

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