Aaron E. Chen, MD

Aaron E. Chen, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, TX

    Internship

    Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - University of Tennessee Medical Center, Memphis, TN

    Residency

    Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - University of Tennessee Medical Center, Memphis, TN

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Additional Training

    Emergency Ultrasound Course and Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Course
    Emergency Bedside Ultrasound Course
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Board Certification

    Internal medicine
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Director, Emergency Ultrasound

    Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    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.

    Scarfone R, Chen AE (Chapter 55) in Fleisher and Ludwig Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Seventh Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015.

    Papers

    2015

    Marchese RF, Mistry RD, Scarfone RJ, Chen AE.  Identification of optic disc elevation and the crescent sign using point-of-care ocular ultrasound in children.  Pediatric Emergency Care.  2015 Apr; 31(4):304-7.

    Conlon TW, Himebauch AS, Fitzgerald JC, Chen AE, Dean AJ, Panebianco N, Darge K, Cohen MS, Greeley WJ, Berg RA, Nishisaki A.  Implementation of a pediatric critical care focused bedside ultrasound training program in a large academic PICU.  Pediatr Crit Care Med.  2015 Mar; 16(3):219-26.

    2013

    Darge K, Chen A.  Point-of-care ultrasound in diagnosing pneumonia in children.  J Pediatr Jul 2013; 163(1): 302-3.

    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.

    Posters and Presentations

    Lectures by Invitation

    “Pediatric ENT and ophthalmologic emergencies” – invited lecture to HUP Emergency Medicine Department, June 12, 2013.

    “Basic Procedures: abscess, foreign bodies, bladder and spine” – lecture at Bedside Ultrasound Course, June 2, 2013.

    “Soft tissue infections and MRSA” – lecture at national CHOP Disney emergency medicine course, Feb. 16, 2013.

  • Awards and Honors

    2015, Research Award for Poster Presentation, CHOP Research Day
    2014, Faculty Honor Roll (Children’s hospital of Philadelphia)
    2008-09 “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
    1999, Competitive Academic Scholarship, UTMB – Galveston
    1995-99, Junior Achievement Full Tuition Scholarship, Rice University

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Academic and institutional committees

    2011-present, ED Ultrasound QA Committee, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2011-present, ED Propofol Sedation Committee, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    2011-present, ED Education Committee, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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

  • Leaderships
    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    American Medical Association (past Member)
    American College of Physicians (past Member)
    American Academy of Pediatrics (past Fellow)
    Infectious Diseases Society of America (past Fellow)
    Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), Member