Catherine Chen, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Chen earned her medical degree at Northwestern University in Chicago. She completed internal medicine residency training and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Chen joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

Dr. Chen’s research interests include database analytics and predictive algorithms to improve patient outcomes in intensive care units.

Dr. Chen is a member of the American Thoracic Society.


Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2009)
Washington University School of Medicine (2012), Internal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine (2015), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine

Research Interest

  • Database Building and Analysis
  • Predictive Algorithms
  • Quality Improvement


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Impact of SLCO1B3 polymorphisms on clinical outcomes in lung allograft recipients receiving mycophenolic acid.
Tague LK, Byers DE, Hachem R, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Kulkarni HS, Chen C, Huang HJ, Gelman A, Pharmacogenomics J. 2019 Apr
An international multicenter retrospective study of Pseudomonas aeruginosa nosocomial pneumonia: impact of multidrug resistance.
Micek ST, Wunderink RG, Kollef MH, Chen C, Rello J, Chastre J, Antonelli M, Welte T, Clair B, Ostermann H, Calbo E, Torres A, Menichetti F, Schramm GE, Menon V Crit Care 2015 19 219
Conservative fluid therapy in septic shock: an example of targeted therapeutic minimization.
Chen C, Kollef MH Crit Care 2014 18 4 481

Honors & Awards

  • Annual Pulmonary Research Day Travel Grant
    Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2015)
  • Travel Grant
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2015)
  • Knowlton Award for Clinical Excellence
    Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2012)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society
    Honor Society (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Thoracic Society (2015)
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (2013-2015)