Mini-Medical School and the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture: Ask Me Why I Hurt and Other Tales From the Street

Monday, October 28, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Health Sciences Education Building, C104 435 N. 5TH ST Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture in Conjunction with Mini-Medical School

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix proudly presents Mini-Medical School, a fascinating community lecture series open to the public.

You’re invited to an unforgettable and inspiring evening with a physician who saves lives in a most unconventional way. — Randy Christensen, MD.

Randy ChristensenDr. Randy Christensen has dedicated his life to caring for society’s often-abused, unloved children who live on the streets without access to health care. While in Phoenix, he launched the Crews’n Healthmobile, a mobile medical unit that delivers free medical care and outreach services to thousands of at-risk infants, children and teens.

With tenderness and humor, his presentation will discuss the trials, joys and struggles of establishing the mobile health van while raising a family with his wife, Amy, who is also a pediatrician. His discussion will engage all attendees as Dr. Christensen will offer advice on making compassionate connections between physicians and patients, keeping emotionally and physically balanced, and leaving a legacy.

Dr. Christensen’s non-fiction book “Ask Me Why I Hurt,” is a touching and revealing first-person account of his remarkable work.

More About the Presenter

Randy Christensen, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the president and founder of Randal Christensen Consulting, which supports hospitals, non-profit organizations and foundations in delivering health services to vulnerable populations in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Christensen is the former division chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, former chief medical officer for Nevada Health Centers and a former trustee for Vitalyst Health Foundation.

Contact and Parking Information

For questions, please contact Aaron Sheets-Freburger, 602-827-2453.

*The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture Series is made possible through a grant from the Flinn Foundation and brings renowned medical educators and practitioners to Arizona. Twice a year, Buffmire joins forces with Mini-Medical School, the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix’s community outreach event.