Dr. Chen grew up in North Carolina where she also attended college at Duke University. She then moved to Boston, Massachusetts for medical school at Boston University and completed internal medicine residency training at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Chen has multiple years of experience in acute hospital-based medicine and she is devoted to providing compassionate and evidence-based care for her patients. Outside of medicine, her interests include cooking and traveling.


Other Post Graduate Training
Boston University School of Medicine (2013), Medical Sciences
Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine (2013)
Boston University Medical Center (2016), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Quality Improvement


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Limited Health Literacy Is Associated With Worse Patient-Reported Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Tormey LK, Reich J, Chen YS, Singh A, Lipkin-Moore Z, Yu A, Weinberg J, Farraye FA, Paasche-Orlow MK Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2018 Jul
Targeting Notch, a key pathway for ovarian cancer stem cells, sensitizes tumors to platinum therapy.
McAuliffe SM, Morgan SL, Wyant GA, Tran LT, Muto KW, Chen YS, Chin KT, Partridge JC, Poole BB, Cheng KH, Daggett J, Cullen K, Kantoff E, Hasselbatt K, Berkowitz J, Muto MG, Berkowitz RS, Aster JC, Matulonis UA, Dinulescu DM Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2012 Oct 109 43 E2939-48
Cigarette smoking strongly modifies the association of LOC387715 and age-related macular degeneration.
Schmidt S, Hauser MA, Scott WK, Postel EA, Agarwal A, Gallins P, Wong F, Chen YS, Spencer K, Schnetz-Boutaud N, Haines JL, Pericak-Vance MA, Am J Hum Genet 2006 May 78 5 852-864

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians (2016)