Yu "Sarah" Chen, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine.

Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Chen holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She earned a master's degree in medical science and completed her medical degree at the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed internal medicine residency training at Boston University Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Chen joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Chen is a member of the American College of Physicians.


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)