Catherine C. Chen, MD
|Hospital Title||Assistant in Surgery|
|Academic Title||Assistant Professor in Surgery|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
The goals of Catherine Chen's research are to:
- Understand the long-term outcomes of patients with pediatric surgical conditions, such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), which is a paradigm of chronic disease
- Assess functional status and health-related quality of life of pediatric surgical patients
- Assess impact on family of children who have undergone pediatric surgical procedures
- Define interventions that may enhance children's health-related quality of life and lessen family impact
- Define optimal treatment strategies for pediatric surgical conditions, such as perforated appendicitis
Dr. Chen is currently active in the design and analysis of a prospective study addressing the long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of CDH survivors and the impact of this condition on their families. She is also prospectively studying the outcomes of children treated for perforated appendicitis, focusing on medical outcomes of patients, cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies, and impact of care on patients and their families. Dr. Chen aims to define optimal treatment strategies for selected pediatric surgical conditions and to identify interventions that may benefits affected children and their families.
About Catherine Chen
Catherine Chen received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed an internship and residency at Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA, a research fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston, and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
(For a complete list of articles on PubMed.org authored or co-authored by Dr. Chen, click here.)
- Chen C, Botelho C, Cooper A, Hibberd P, Parsons SK. Current practice patterns in the treatment of perforated appendicitis in children. J Am Coll Surg 2003; 196: 212-221.
- Chen C, Jeruss S, Chapman JS, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Glassman E, Wilson JM, Parsons SK. Long-term functional impact of congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair on children. J Pediatr Surg; 42: 657-665.
- Chen C, Friedman S, Butler S, Jeruss S, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Ware J, Wilson JM, Parsons SK. Approaches to neurodevelopmental assessment in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors. J Pediatr Surg 2007; 42: 1052-1056.
- Chen C, Jeruss S, Chapman JS, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Wilson JM, Parsons SK. Impact on family of survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg 2007; 42: 1845-1852.
- Friedman S*, Chen C*, Chapman JS, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Parsons SK, Wilson JM. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivots followed in a multidisciplinary clinic at ages 1 and 3. J Pediatr Surg 2008; 43: 1035-1043. [* denotes co-first authors]