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. 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.
Dr. 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. 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 in Phoenix.
Dr. Christensen’s non-fiction book “Ask Me Why I Hurt,” is a touching and revealing first-person account of his remarkable work. 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 physicians and patients alike, as Dr. Christensen will offer advice on making compassionate connections between physicians and patients, keeping emotionally and physically balanced, and leaving a legacy.