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Veterans with CLL: How to Get the Benefits and Care You Deserve

In science and medicine, information is constantly changing and may become out-of-date as new data emerge. All articles and interviews are informational only, should never be considered medical advice, and should never be acted on without review with your health care team.

This CLL Society webinar archive will provide perspectives from a VA physician and a Veteran with a CLL diagnosis.

Recorded November 5, 2019


Brian Koffman, MDCM, DCFP, FCFP, DABFP, MSEd
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
CLL Society


Edward Ratner, MD

Edward Ratner, MD

Associate Director, Education and Evaluation
Minneapolis Geriatrics Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC)
Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center

Edward Ratner, MD, graduated from University of Chicago Medical School and has cared for patients who are elderly, frail or home bound for over 30 years. He has performed research and taught on issues in geriatrics, home care, health informatics, bioethics, and end of life care. As a specialist in both Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care, Dr. Ratner serves as an Associate Directorat the Minneapolis VA Geriatrics Research Education Clinical Center and as an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Bruce Wright

Bruce Wright
Patient Educator for the CLL Society
Member, CLL Society Patient Advisory Board

Veteran Bruce Wright is currently a Patient Educator for the CLL Society and participates in establishing CLL-specific Support Groups around the country.