Dr. Catherine Chen, MD

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Pediatric Surgery | Female

Dr. Catherine Chen, MD
Dr. Catherine Chen has been a member of the Department of Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital since July 1999. She was appointed Division Chief in Pediatric Surgery at Boston Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Chen accepts referrals for all types of general pediatric surgical problems, including abdominal, thoracic, inguinal, and head and neck disorders in pediatric and neonatal patients. Dr. Chen sees new patients at Children's Hospital in her Boston and Peabody offices, and at Boston Medical Center. She performs surgical procedures at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Waltham, and Lahey-Danvers, and at Boston Medical Center.

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Dr. Chen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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      Dr. Chen says...

      Dr. Catherine Chen has been a member of the Department of Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital since July 1999. She was appointed Division Chief in Pediatric Surgery at Boston Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Chen accepts referrals for all types of general pediatric surgical problems, including abdominal, thoracic, inguinal, and head and neck disorders in pediatric and neonatal patients. Dr. Chen sees new patients at Children's Hospital in her Boston and Peabody offices, and at Boston Medical Center. She performs surgical procedures at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Waltham, and Lahey-Danvers, and at Boston Medical Center.

      Dr. Chen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
      •  Board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      • General Surgery
      • Pediatric Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Neonatal (Newborn) Infection
      • Thoracic Disorders
      • Undescended Testicles

      Education

      • Medical School
        Harvard Medical School

        Graduated in 1990

      • Residency Hospital
        Deaconess Hospital

        Completed in 1997

      • Fellowship Hospital
        The Hospital for Sick Children

        Completed in 1999

      • Undergraduate School
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology

        Graduated in 1985

      • Other Education
        Harvard School of Public Health, Masters of Public Health

        Completed in 2000

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Surgery

      Procedures Performed

      • Circumcision
      • Circumcision, Infant
      • Circumcision, Pediatric
      • Neonatal Care
      • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
      • Thoracic Surgical Procedure