Catherine C.  Chen

Catherine Chen, MD, MPH

Assistant in Surgery

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-0535

  • Fax: 617-730-0298

Medical Services

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Undescended Testicles

Departments

  • Surgery

Programs

  • Surgery Program
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985

Cambridge, MA

Medical School

Harvard Medical School, 1990

Boston, MA

Residency

Deaconess Hospital, 1991-1997

Boston, MA

Fellowship

The Hospital For Sick Children, 1997-1999

Toronto, Canada

Graduate School, Masters of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health, 2000

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

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.

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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
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