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Aaron E. Chen, MD

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine


2008-2009, “Outstanding Faculty Award” (Teaching award presented by the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine)
2007, “Employee of the Month” (Recognized by the staff of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Emergency Department)
2006, Thrasher Foundation New Researcher Award
2000-2001, Dean’s List, UTMB - Galveston
1999, Competitive Academic Scholarship, UTMB – Galveston
1995-99, Junior Achievement Full Tuition Scholarship, Rice University



Chen AE, Pantle H: Pediatrics (Chapter 5) in Blok, Cheung, Platts-Mills (Ed.) First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Boards: An Insider’s Guide, McGraw Hill, New York, 2009, pp. 237-309.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and institutional committees

2010-present, ED-Radiology Taskforce Committee, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Memberships in professional organizations

American College of Emergency Physicians

New Media

NY Times Interview with Nicholas Bakalar “Safety: Wound Care May Matter More Than Antibiotics” published in the NY Times, Research, Section February 25, 2011

Interview with KIWI magazine “Pediatric skin and soft tissue infections”, Mar 2011

Interview with Le Chateleine magazine “Pediatric skin and soft tissue infections”, Mar 2011

Original Papers


Sing AC, Webb JL, Low DW, Chen AE. Pulmonary emboli associated with isolated lower-extremity venous malformation: a case report. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Mar;29(3):371-3. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31828547a9. Cited in Pubmed; PMID:23462395.

n AE, Borowiak M, Sherwood RI, Kweudjeu A, Melton DA. Functional evaluation of ES cell-derived endodermal populations reveals differences between Nodal and Activin A-guided differentiation. Development. 2013 Feb 1;140(3):675-86. doi: 10.1242/dev.085431. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23293299.


Miller EK, Hernandez JZ, Wimmenauer V, Shepherd BE, Hijano D, Libster R, Serra ME, Bhat N, Batalle JP, Mohamed Y, Reynaldi A, Rodriguez A, Otello M, Pisapia N, Bugna J, Bellabarba M, Kraft D, Coviello S, Ferolla FM, Chen AE, London SJ, Siberry GK, Williams JV, Polack FP. A Mechanistic Role for Type III Interferon-λ1 in Asthma Exacerbations Mediated by Human Rhinoviruses. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Dec 1.

Egli D, Chen AE, Saphier G, Powers D, Alper M, Katz K, Berger B, Goland R, Leibel RL, Melton DA, Eggan K. Impracticality of egg donor recruitment in the absence of compensation. Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Oct 4;9(4):293-4. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2011.08.002. No abstract available. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21982228.

Chen AE, Carroll K, Diener-West M, Ross T, Ordun J, Goldstein MA, Kulkarni G, Cantey JB, Siberry GK. Randomized controlled trial of cephalexin versus clindamycin for uncomplicated pediatric skin infections. Pediatrics, 2011 Mar; 27(3):e573-80. Epub 2011 Feb 21.

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