Dr. Chen is originally from California, but received her medical degree at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She completed internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and drawn by the diverse and underserved patient population, stayed for pulmonary and critical care fellowship. She has a research interest in database analytics and predictive algorithms to improve patient outcomes in medical intensive care units. Her clinical practice is in critical care. Dr. Chen’s interests outside of medicine include her family, cooking, knitting, and exploring state and national parks.


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)