Kathy D. Chen, MD

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Kathy D. Chen, M.D. is a pediatric gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina, SC

Residency

Pediatrics - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

Fellowship

Pediatric Gastroenterology (Clinical) - Weill Medical College of Cornell University Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, New York, NY

Pediatric Gastroenterology (Research) - Weill Medical College of Cornell University Division of Immunology, Department of Medicine, New York, NY

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Departments and Services

Selected Publications

Original Peer-Reviewed Contributions:

2019

Thau E, Moore H, Chen K. Efficacy of Vedolizumab for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Setting of DiGeorge Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2019; 68(5):e88

2015

Taylor C*, Chen K*, Horvath K, Hughes D, Lowe M, Mehta D, Orabi A, Screws J, Thomson M, Van Biervliet S, Verkade H, Husain S, Wilschanski M. (*equal contribution) ESPGHN and NASPGHAN Report on the assessment of exocrine pancreatic function and pancreatitis in children. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2015; 61(1):144-53. PMID 25915425 

2012

Shields M, Chen K, Gould J. Pediatric case report of chronic colitis associated with an unusual serotype of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2012; 20(5):357-358. 

Publications

Abstracts

2018

Shapiro M, Chen K. Growth Parameters in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Abstract and Poster presented at NASPGHAN Annual Meeting and Post-Graduate Course, October 27, 2018.

2015

Aaron H, Chen K.  Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia Diagnosed by Capsule Endoscopy.  Abstract and Poster presented at NASPGHAN Annual Meeting and Post-Graduate Course, October 7-11, 2015.

2007

Ogden C, Lum R, Chen K. Operational Revenue and Cost-Center Accounting Analysis of a Clinic-based Childhood Obesity Treatment Center. Abstract and Poster presented at Research Day, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, July 6, 2007.

Ogden C, Lum R, Chen K.  Analysis of a Clinic-Based Childhood Obesity Treatment Center.  Poster, oral defense and thesis paper presented for Community Based Masters’ Project, School of Public Health, Drexel University, June 14, 2007.

2006

Chen K, Kleca J, Finck C. Results of a Community-based Program for Childhood Weight Management (ages 6-12 years).  Abstract, Poster, and Oral presentation at Research Day, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, May 26, 2006.

Chen K, Kleca J, Finck C.  Results of a hospital-based program for Adolescent Weight Management (ages 13-18 years).  Abstract and Poster presented at Research Day, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, May 26, 2006.

Chen K, Kleca J, Finck C. Laparoscopic Roux-Y Gastric Bypass Following Protein-Sparing Modified Fast for Morbidly Obese Adolescents.  Abstract and Poster presented at Research Day, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, May 26, 2006.

2005

Finck C, Kleca J, Chen K. Laparoscopic Roux-Y Gastric Bypass for morbidly obese adolescents: a follow-up study.  Abstract and Poster presented at Society of University Surgeons, February 2005.

Finck C, Kleca J, Chen K. Laparoscopic Roux-Y Gastric Bypass following a protein-sparing modified fast for morbidly obese adolescents.  Abstract and Poster presented at Society of University Surgeons, February 2005.

2004

Kless-Siegel S, Chen K, Newton K, Greifer M, Illueca M, Ursea D. Association of oxygen desaturation and bradycardic events with acid reflux episodes during 24 hour pH probe evaluation in premature neonates.  Abstract and Poster presented at 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, July 3-7, 2004.

Conklin L, Chen K, Greifer M, Newton K, Bostwick S, Ursea D. Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Apparent Life Threatening Event (ALTE):  Is There a Relationship?  Abstract and Poster presented at 2nd World Congress, July 3-7, 2004.

Greifer M, Chen K, Newton K, Tron E, Ursea D, Illueca M. Infantile Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:  Natural History, Trends and Treatment.  Abstract and Poster presented at 2nd World Congress, July 3-7, 2004.

Chen K, Newton K, Greifer M, Petrovic L, Buchmiller-Crair T, Ursea D. Colonic Stricture and Obstruction Related to Cow’s Milk Protein Allergic Enterocolitis.  Abstract and Poster presented at 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, July 3-7, 2004.

Chen K, Ursea D, Posnett D. Can Mycobacteria avium complex (MAC) subspecies paratuberculosis (MPT) cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in IL-10 knockout mice?  Abstract and Poster presented at 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, July 3-7, 2004.

Chen K, Ursea D, Posnett D. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in IL-10 knockout mice: variable phenotypic expression with Helicobacter hepaticus (HH) versus Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and subspecies M. paratuberculosis (MPT). Abstract and Poster presented at 12th International Congress of Immunology, July 18-23, 2004.

2003

Chen K, Ursea D. Mycobacteria Avium Complex (MAC) subspecies Paratuberculosis (MPT) in Children with Crohn’s Disease Colitis Identified with Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Abstract and Oral Presentation presented at 16th NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, October 2-5, 2003. 

Perlman S, Tan J, Greifer M, Chen K, Tron E, Illueca M, Ursea D. Allergic Proctitis in Infants and Children with Constipation.  Abstract and Poster of Distinction presented at 16th Annual NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, October 2-5, 2003.

Tron E, Greifer M, Tan J, Petrovic L, Jones J, Chen K, Ursea D. Nickel Allergy Associated with a Palatal Expander (PE) Presenting as Dysphagia.  Abstract and Poster presented at 16th NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, October 2-5, 2003.

2001

Chen K, Ursea D, Illueca M. Early Endoscopy in Pediatric Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeds.  Abstract and Poster presented at 14th NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, October 25-28, 2001.

Books

Book Chapters

2017

Francis D and Chen K. “Congenital Anomalies in Pediatric Pancreatitis.” In NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Eds. C Waasdorp and B Li.  Ambler, PA: NASPGHAN, 2017.

2014

Chen K and Husain S. “Congenital Anomalies of the Pancreas.”  In Pediatric Gastroenterology:  A Color Handbook, Eds. J Pohl, C Jolley and D Gelfond.  Boca Raton, FL:  CRC press, 2014.  pp 259-266.  BMA Medical Book Awards 2015 Highly Commended

Chen K and Husain S. “Other Pancreatic Disorders:  Trauma and Neoplasms.”  In Pediatric Gastroenterology:  A Color Handbook, Eds. J Pohl, C Jolley, and D Gelfond.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC press, 2014.  pp 291-296. BMA Medical Book Awards 2015 Highly Commended

2013

Chen K and Husain S. “Acute Pancreatitis in Children”. In Clinical Decision Support in Medicine: Pediatrics, www.DecisionSupportinMedicine.com, Wilmington, DE: Decision Support in Medicine, March 2013.

Chen K and Husain S. “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency:  Beyond Cystic Fibrosis.”  In Curbside Consultation in Pediatrics, Eds. J Rosh and A Bousvaros.  Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated, 2013. pp. 133-138.

Book Reviews

2011

Chen K. “Pediatric Practice Gastroenterology, Ed. W. Bishop.  McGraw Hill Publishing, 2010.”  For Practical Gastroenterology 2011; 35(7): 42.

Posters and Presentations

National Symposium Faculty

2014

Chen K.  Pancreas Research Updates, Session Moderator. Annual Meeting, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Atlanta, GA, October 23-26, 2014.

2013

Chen K.  Liver Research Updates, Session Moderator. Annual Meeting, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Chicago, IL, October 10-12, 2013.

Chen K.  Pancreas Research Updates, Session Moderator.  Annual Meeting, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Chicago, IL, October 10-12, 2013.

2011

Chen K.  Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis:  How to Manage, Session Moderator, Post-Graduate Course for Continuing Medical Education, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Orlando, FL, October 20-23, 2011.

Chen K.  Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis Controversies and Challenging Cases, Learning Lunches Moderator. Post-Graduate Course for Continuing Medical Education, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Orlando, FL, October 20-23, 2011.

2010

Chen K.  Autoimmune Diseases in GI, Session Moderator. Post-Graduate Course for Continuing Medical Education, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, New Orleans, LA, October 21-23, 2010.

Chen K.  Autoimmune Pancreatitis Challenging Cases, Lunch and Learn Moderator. Post-Graduate Course for Continuing Medical Education, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, New Orleans, LA, October 21-23, 2010.

2009

Chen K.  Obesity in Pediatrics, Session Moderator. Post-Graduate Course for Continuing Medical Education, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, National Harbor, MD, November 12-15, 2009.

Chen K.  Obesity in Pediatrics:  Therapy and Management, Learning Lunches Moderator. Post-Graduate Course for Continuing Medical Education, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, National Harbor, MD, November 12-15, 2009.

2008

Chen K.  Fetal Origins of Diet and Allergic Disease,  Session Moderator. Challenges in Nutrition  Course:  A Decade of Progress, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, San Diego, CA, November 13-14, 2008.

Chen K.  Diet and Allergic Disease,  Learning Lunches Moderator. Challenges in Nutrition  Course:  A Decade of Progress, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, San Diego, CA, November 13-14, 2008.

Regional Lecture Presentations

2019

Chen K. “Talk with Your Doctor”. Channel 69 Fox News Hour.  Allentown, PA. March 5, 2019.

Chen K. “Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Pediatrics:  Updates in Management and Treatment”. Pediatric Grand Rounds, St. Luke’s University Hospital Network, March 19, 2019.

Chen K.  “Chef’s Kitchen Ways to Eat Healthy”. PBS Studios.  Bethlehem, PA.  August 1, 2019.

Chen K. “Healthy Eating for Mom and Baby”.  PBS Studios.  Bethlehem, PA.  November 25, 2019.

2018

Chen K. “Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Pediatrics: Inpatient Management”. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pediatric Noon Conference.  January 30, 2018.

2017

Chen K.  “Challenging Nutrition Cases Enteral and Parenteral”. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pediatric Graduate Medical Education Megaconference, April 19, 2017.

Chen K.  “Immigrants Among Us:  Medicine for a Growing Population”. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pediatric Graduate Medical Education Megaconference, August 9, 2017.

Chen K.  “Immigrants Among Us:  Nutritional Concerns for a Growing Population”. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pediatric Graduate Medical Education Megaconference, September 6, 2017.

Chen K.  “Gluten-Free and Low FODMAP Diets for Children”.  Pediatric Gastroenterology:  Updates for the Primary Care Provider, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children CME series, November 10, 2017.

2016

Chen K. “Q&A with Your Doctor”. Barnes and Nobles Story Hour, Montgomeryville, PA. February 9, 2016.

Chen K. “Q&A with Your Doctor”. Barnes and Nobles Story Hour, Center Valley, PA. February 23, 2016.

Chen K.  “Challenging Nutrition Cases Enteral and Parenteral”. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pediatric Graduate Medical Education Megaconference, March 17, 2016.

Chen K. “Neonatal Cholestasis in the NICU”. Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, April 9, 2016.

Chen K. “Neonatal Cholestasis in Pediatrics”. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pediatric Noon Conference.  May 17, 2016.

Chen K. “GE Reflux and Use versus Overuse of PPIs”.  Einstein Medical Center at Elkins Park, Pediatric Grand Rounds, December 7, 2016.

2015

Chen K.  “Updates in Pediatric Diets:  Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Gluten Sensitivity”.  Holy Redeemer Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, January 21, 2015.

Chen K.  “Nutrition Cases in Pediatrics”. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pediatric Graduate Medical Education Megaconference, January 23, 2015.

Chen K.  “Updates in Pediatric Diets:  Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Gluten Sensitivity”.  Abington Hospital- Jefferson Health Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, February 24, 2015.

Chen K.  “Congenital Intestinal Lymphangectasia:  Multidisciplinary Case Conference”.  St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, April 17, 2015.

Chen K.  “Hot Topics in Current and Trendy Diets for Pediatrics”.  Pediatric Gastroenterology:  Updates for the Primary Care Provider, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children CME series, October 31, 2015.

2014

Chen K.  “Pediatric Pancreatic Diseases: Advances in Therapies”  St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, November 7, 2014.

2012

Chen K.  “Failure to Thrive in Pediatrics”. Reading Hospital Reading Health System, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, May 2012.

2011

Chen K. “Pediatric Gastroenterology Updates in Inflammatory Bowel Disease”.  Montgomery Hospital, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds, July 2011.

Chen K.  “Gastroenterology Perspective for Food Allergies”.  Princeton Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, September 2011.

Chen K.  “Updates in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease”. Holy Redeemer Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, October 2011.

Awards and Honors

2012-Named by SuburbanLife Magazine, one of Montgomery County’s “Superwomen”

2018, 2019, 2020-Philadelphia Magazine’s “Philly Top Docs”

Leadership and Memberships

North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), Active Member