EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1985 , Cambridge , MA

Graduate Degree

Masters of Public Health (MPH)
  • Harvard School of Public Health , 2000 , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , 1990 , Boston , MA

Residency

  • Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center , 1997 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • The Hospital For Sick Children , 1999 , Toronto , Canada

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Chen has been a member of the Department of Surgery at Children’s Hospital since July 1999. She was appointed Division Chief in Pediatric Surgery at Boston Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Chen accepts referrals for all types of general pediatric surgical problems, including abdominal, thoracic, inguinal, and head and neck disorders in pediatric and neonatal patients. Dr. Chen sees new patients at Children’s Hospital in her Boston and Peabody offices, and at Boston Medical Center. She performs surgical procedures at Children's Hospital in Boston, Waltham, and Lahey-Danvers, and at Boston Medical Center.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Tracy S, Chen C. Multidisciplinary long-term follow-up of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a growing trend. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Dec; 19(6):385-91. View abstract
  2. Calvert CE, Tracy S, Zhou J, Graham D, Lebowitz M, Dennett KV, Chen C. Treatment of perforated appendicitis in children: focus on phlegmon. Am Surg. 2014 Mar; 80(3):314-6. View abstract
  3. Dennett KV, Tracy S, Oliver Taylor L, Zurakowski D, Chen C. Prenatally-counseled congenital diaphragmatic hernia parents exhibit positive well-being before and after surgical repair. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 May; 49(5):700-5. View abstract
  4. Dennett KV, Fligor BJ, Tracy S, Wilson JM, Zurakowski D, Chen C. Sensorineural hearing loss in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors is associated with postnatal management and not defect size. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jun; 49(6):895-9. View abstract
  5. Rice-Townsend S, Chen C, Barnes JN, Rangel SJ. Variation in practice patterns and resource utilization surrounding management of intussusception at freestanding Children's Hospitals. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan; 48(1):104-10. View abstract
  6. Dennett KV, Tracy S, Zurakowski D, Calvert CE, Chen C. Impact on family of management strategies for perforated appendicitis in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Oct; 47(10):1900-6. View abstract
  7. Dennett KV, Tracy S, Fisher S, Charron G, Zurakowski D, Calvert CE, Chen C. Treatment of perforated appendicitis in children: what is the cost? J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1177-84. View abstract
  8. Bachur RG, Hennelly K, Callahan MJ, Chen C, Monuteaux MC. Diagnostic imaging and negative appendectomy rates in children: effects of age and gender. Pediatrics. 2012 May; 129(5):877-84. View abstract
  9. Tracy S, Estroff J, Valim C, Friedman S, Chen C. Abnormal neuroimaging and neurodevelopmental findings in a cohort of antenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 May; 45(5):958-65. View abstract
  10. Friedman S, Chen C, Chapman JS, Jeruss S, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Parsons SK, Wilson JM. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors followed in a multidisciplinary clinic at ages 1 and 3. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jun; 43(6):1035-43. View abstract
  11. Chen C, Jeruss S, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Wilson JM, Parsons SK. Impact on family of survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair: a pilot study. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Nov; 42(11):1845-52. View abstract
  12. 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 Jun; 42(6):1052-6; discussion 1056. View abstract
  13. 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. 2007 Apr; 42(4):657-65. View abstract
  14. Yang EY, Allmendinger N, Johnson SM, Chen C, Wilson JM, Fishman SJ. Neonatal thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: selection criteria for successful outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Sep; 40(9):1369-75. View abstract
  15. Marchese A, Chen C, Kim YM, Benovic JL. The ins and outs of G protein-coupled receptor trafficking. Trends Biochem Sci. 2003 Jul; 28(7):369-76. View abstract
  16. 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 Feb; 196(2):212-21. View abstract