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Katherine Chen

  • PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medical Education
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  • MD, Harvard Medical School

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


    Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Education, and Director of Medical Student Clerkship in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education. She is responsible for all of the Obstetrics & Gynecology related academic programs in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education.  Under her leadership, the OB/GYN Medical Student Clerkship achieved a top ranking among all Mount Sinai School of Medicine clerkships.

    She 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. 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.  She is also the recipient of the Outstanding Mount Sinai School of Medicine Clinical Attending Faculty Award in 2009; the Outstanding Medical School Teaching Award in 2012; the Institute for Medical Education 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award; and, the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators Dean's Award in 2012.  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.


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): 399-e1-5.

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: 235-240.

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: 482-487.

Pocock SB, Chen KT. The inappropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis in obstetric patients. Obstet Gynecol 2006; 108: 280-285.

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: 1341-1348.

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: 443-449.

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: 1167-1171.

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: 854-858.

Chen KT, Sell RL, Tuomala RE. Cost-effectiveness of elective cesarean delivery in human immunodeficiency virus - infected women. Obstet Gynecol 2001; 97: 161-168.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Chen did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: 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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