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Thomas Fisher is a board-certified emergency medicine physician at The University of Chicago, a Venture Chair at Redesign Health and the Author of The Emergency: A year of healing and heartbreak in a Chicago ER. In his 2022 book, published by One World an imprint of Penguin Random House, he brings readers into the emergency department to reveal how society and healthcare shape our bodies causing unnecessary and unjust suffering. As a Venture Chair at Redesign Health, he uses these lessons to build new health care companies that improve care for all. Over his career, he has worked to mend health care as an academic, health insurance executive, healthcare company creator and White House Fellow in the first term of the Obama administration. His path includes training as Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, being honored as a Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and fellowing in the Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship. For more than twenty years he has been an ED physician, serving the same South Side Chicago community where he was raised.