Michael Lesner – Keynote Speaker

PBS / Global Executive Producer - American Health Journal. Health media expert

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Specialist Subjects

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Medicine
  • Innovation in Healthcare
  • Tele-Medicine Innovation
  • Medical Tourism
  • Goal Setting


  • English


Michael Lesner is a seasoned producer renowned for his role in creating and sustaining the groundbreaking health show, American Health Journal. With over three decades of experience, he serves as the show’s producer, contributing to its status as the longest continuously airing health television series in history, featured on PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, and affiliates.

Before spearheading American Health Journal, Lesner held the position of Executive Producer at Animax Entertainment and served as President for Animax Health. Drawing from his extensive background in ad agencies like Leo Burnett, Y & R, J. Walter Thompson, and McCann-Erickson, he established Michael Lesner Productions, Inc., a standalone promotion unit for CBS Network Television.

Beyond his TV endeavors, Lesner co-produces the acclaimed series Innovations in Medicine. Despite lacking a medical background, he has gained a comprehensive understanding of medical innovations through interviews with 10 top-tier medical professionals every month.. His unique insight reflects in American Health Journal’s vast library of nearly 600 shows, each featuring a diverse range of healthcare professionals and covering the full spectrum of medical topics.

Currently based in Long Beach, Lesner continues to connect with a dedicated audience of over 120,000,000 educated viewers, spanning universities, government, research, and treatment hubs. The series stands as a testament to his commitment to delivering groundbreaking information on treatments, technologies, and new discoveries, having interviewed over 6,000 physicians across 100 hospital systems.

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