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Katherine Chen

  • PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
  • PROFESSOR (PENDING) Medical Education
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Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School

  • Residency, OB-GYN
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Biography

    Dr. Chen is a Professor and System Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is responsible for all the Ob-Gyn related academic programs in undergraduate and graduate medical education. As Director of the Ob-Gyn Medical Student Clerkship at Mount Sinai, she and her team achieved top ranking of the Ob-Gyn Clerkship as compared to other clerkships.

    Dr. Chen has an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an M.P.H. from Columbia University. She trained at the Harvard Medical School's Combined Program in Ob-Gyn at the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals.

    Dr. Chen has clinical expertise and research endeavors in infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology and is a writer for UpToDate. She currently is an expert in Ob-Gyn mobile health technology, specifically applications. She was an ACOG Fellow in Women's Health Policy and also an NIH Scholar in the Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program. She is the recipient of the “Outstanding Harvard Medical School Teacher of Ob/Gyn” from 1995 – 1998 and the ACOG / CREOG National Faculty Award in 2007 while at Columbia University. At Mount Sinai, she is the recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Attending Faculty Award in 2009; the APGO Medical School Teaching Award in 2011; the Institute for Medical Education 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award; and Oath Reader in 2013, Grand Marshall in 2014, and Oath Reader in 2015 for Commencement.  Dr. Chen was elected by the Mount Sinai Institute of Education as a Fellow and by the Mount Sinai Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as Faculty Member.

Publications

Kho ka, Eisinger k, Chen kt. Management of an obstetric health care provider with acute parvovirus B19 infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 198(5).

Chen kt, Tuomala re, Chu c, Huang ml, Watts dh, Zorrilla cd, Paul m, Hershow r, Larussa p. No association between antepartum serologic and genital tract evidence of herpes simplex virus-2 co-infection and perinatal HIV-1 transmission. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 198(4).

Chen kt, Campbell h, Borell ln, Huard rc, Saiman l, Della-Latta p. Predictors and outcomes for pregnant women with vaginal-rectal carriage of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Am J Perinatol 2007; 24.

Chen kt, Huard rc, Della-Latta p, Saiman l. Prevalence of methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pregnant women. Obstet Gynecol 2006; 108.

Pocock sb, Chen kt. The inappropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis in obstetric patients. Obstet Gynecol 2006; 108.

Chen kt, Segu m, Lumey lh, Kuhn l, Carter rj, Bulterys m, Abrams ej. Risk of perinatal HIV transmission in HIV-infected women with genital herpes simplex virus infection. Obstet Gynecol 2005; 106.

Chen kt, Eskild a, Bresnahan m, Stray-Pedersen b, Sher a, Jenum p. Previous maternal infection with Toxoplasma gondii and the risk of fetal death. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005; 193.

Chen kt, Puopolo km, Eichenwald ec, Onderdonk ab, Lieberman e. No increase in rates of early-onset neonatal sepsis by antibiotic-resistant group B Streptococcus in the era of intrapartum prophylaxis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005; 192.

Chen kt, Tuomala re, Eichenwald ec, Cohen ap, Lieberman e. No increase in rates of early-onset neonatal sepsis by non-group B streptococci or ampicillin-resistant organisms. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2001; 185.

Chen kt, Sell rl, Tuomala re. Cost-effectiveness of elective cesarean delivery in human immunodeficiency virus - infected women. Obstet Gynecol 2001; 97.

Chen KT, Sell RL, Tuomala RE. Cost-effectiveness of elective cesarean delivery in human immunodeficiency virus-infected women(1). Obstetrics and gynecology 2001 Feb; 97(2).

Chen KT, Qian HZ. Mother to child transmission of HIV in China. BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2005 Jun; 330(7503).

Chen KT, Tuomala RE, Cohen AP, Eichenwald EC, Lieberman E. No increase in rates of early-onset neonatal sepsis by non-group B Streptococcus or ampicillin-resistant organisms. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2001 Oct; 185(4).

Chen KT, Eskild A, Bresnahan M, Stray-Pedersen B, Sher A, Jenum PA. Previous maternal infection with Toxoplasma gondii and the risk of fetal death. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2005 Aug; 193(2).

Bibbo C, Bustamante A, Wang L, Friedman F, Chen KT. Toward a better understanding of gender-based performance in the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship: women outscore men on the NBME subject examination at one medical school. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2015 Mar; 90(3).

Farag S, Chyjek K, Chen KT. Identification of iPhone and iPad applications for obstetrics and gynecology providers. Obstetrics and gynecology 2014 Nov; 124(5).

Chen KT, Puopolo KM, Eichenwald EC, Onderdonk AB, Lieberman E. No increase in rates of early-onset neonatal sepsis by antibiotic-resistant group B Streptococcus in the era of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2005 Apr; 192(4).

Kho KA, Eisinger K, Chen KT. Management of an obstetric health care provider with acute parvovirus B19 infection. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2008 May; 198(5).

Chen KT, Tuomala RE, Chu C, Huang ML, Watts DH, Zorrilla CD, Paul M, Hershow R, Larussa P. No association between antepartum serologic and genital tract evidence of herpes simplex virus-2 coinfection and perinatal HIV-1 transmission. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2008 Apr; 198(4).

Chen KT, Pocock SB. Inappropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis in obstetric patients. Obstetrics and gynecology 2007 Nov; 110(5).

Chen KT, Huard RC, Della-Latta P, Saiman L. Prevalence of methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pregnant women. Obstetrics and gynecology 2006 Sep; 108(3 Pt 1).

Atrio JM, Sperling RS, Posada R, Rodriguez Caprio G, Chen KT. Maternal atazanavir usage in HIV-infected pregnant women and the risk of maternal and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2013 Aug; 63(5).

Chen KT. Bird flu prevention. Lancet (London, England) 2006 Apr; 367(9518).

Pocock SB, Chen KT. Inappropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis in obstetric patients. Obstetrics and gynecology 2006 Aug; 108(2).

Sierra T, Figueroa MM, Chen KT, Lunde B, Jacobs A. Hypersensitivity to laminaria: a case report and review of literature. Contraception 2015 Apr; 91(4).

Chyjek K, Farag S, Chen KT. Rating Pregnancy Wheel Applications Using the APPLICATIONS Scoring System. Obstetrics and gynecology 2015 Jun; 125(6).

Chen KT, Segú M, Lumey LH, Kuhn L, Carter RJ, Bulterys M, Abrams EJ. Genital herpes simplex virus infection and perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus. Obstetrics and gynecology 2005 Dec; 106(6).

Chyjek K, Farag S, Chen KT. Rating Pregnancy Wheel Applications Using the APPLICATIONS Scoring System. Obstetrics and gynecology 2015 Jun; 125(6).

Sierra T, Figueroa MM, Chen KT, Lunde B, Jacobs A. Hypersensitivity to laminaria: a case report and review of literature. Contraception 2015 Apr; 91(4).

Bibbo C, Bustamante A, Wang L, Friedman F, Chen KT. Toward a better understanding of gender-based performance in the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship: women outscore men on the NBME subject examination at one medical school. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2015 Mar; 90(3).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Chen did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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