Christopher Magoon is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and a 2018 American Mandarin Society Next-Generation Scholar. He was a 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar in China studying Public Health. Prior to entering medical school, he lived in Yunnan Province as a Henry Luce Scholar. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Foreign Policy, and other publications.

Last Updated: November 14, 2018



Cut out of the Operating Room

Christopher Magoon
In June 2015, doctors told 69-year-old Shuai Shuiqing she had stomach cancer and would need surgery. She left her home in the city of Chongzhou in Sichuan province and traveled 20 miles to visit Chengdu’s Huaxi Hospital, which is ranked second best...