Jodi Chen, MD, MS

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Jodi Chen, MD, MS, is a pediatric intensivist in the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Phone: 215-590-4040

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT


Pediatric Cardiology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Cardiac Critical Care

Program Director, Cardiac Critical Care Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Departments and Services




Amy Jo Lisanti, Melanie Savoca, J. William Gaynor, Maria R. Mascarenhas, Chitra Ravishankar, Erin Sullivan, Karyn Pieciak, Andrew Costarino, Jodi Chen, Andrea Kennedy, Robert Olsen, Jungwon Min, Antara Mondal, Jing Huang, Sharon Y. Irving: Standardized Feeding Approach Mitigates Weight Loss in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease. The Journal of Pediatrics Page: 1-7, 2021.


Naim MY, Gaynor JW, Chen J, Nicholson SC, Fuller S, Spray TL, Dlugos DJ, Clancy RR, Costa LV, Licht DJ, Xiao R, Meldrum H, Abend NS: Subclinical seizures identified by postoperative electroencephalographic monitoring are common following neonatal cardiac surgery. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 150(1): 169-178, 2015.


Chen J, Zimmerman RA, Jarvik GP, Nord AS, Clancy RR, Wernovsky G, Montenegro LM, Hartman DM, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Gaynor JW, Ichord R: Perioperative stroke in infants undergoing open heart operations for congenital heart disease. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 88: 823-829, 2009.


Reddy UM, Shah SS, Meniroff FL, Ballas SK, Hyslop T, Chen J, Wapner RJ, Sciscione AC: In vitro sealing of punctured fetal membranes: Potential treatment for midtrimeser premaure rupture of membranes. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 185(5): 1093-1201, 2001.

Chen J, Raj N, Kim P, Andrejko KM, Deutschman CS: Intrahepatic nuclear factor-kappa B activity and alpha 1-acid glycoprotein transcription do not predict outcome after cecal ligation and puncture in the rat. Critical Care Medicine  29(3): 589-596, 2001.


Kim PK, Chen J, Andrejko KM, Deutschman CS: Intraabdominal sepsis down-regulates transcription of sodium taurocholate cotransporer and multidrug resistance-associated protein in rats. Shock 14(2): 176-181, 2000.


Bazel S, Andrejko KM, Chen J, Deutschman CS: Hepatic gene expression and cytokine responses to sterile inflammation: Comparison with cecal ligation and puncture sepsis in the rat. Shock 11(5): 347-355, 1999.


Andrejko KM, Chen J, Deutschman CS: Intrahepatic STAT-3 activation and acute phase gene expressison predict outcome afer CLP sepsis in the rat. American Journal of Physiology 275(6): G1423-G1429, 1998.




Keene S, Chen J: Cardiovascular function; Chapter 4. McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Chapman IA, Carlton DP, Moore J (eds.). McGraw Hill Education, Page: 75-110, 2016.

Awards and Honors

2012, Teaching Award, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2020-present, Program Outcomes & Continuous Improvement subcommittee of the Graduate Medical Education Committee
2019-present, Program Evaluation Committee for PCCM Fellowship
2017-present, International Education Program
2017-present, Leader, Non-ACGME Fellowships Education Program
2017-present, Education Council
2016-present, Clinical Competency Committee for Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
2014-present, Clinical Competency Committee for Cardiology Fellowship
2012-present, Representative, Nutrition Quality Improvement
2012-present, Representative, National Emergency Airway Registry
2011-present, Sedation Committee
2011-present, Difficult Airway Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2010-present, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
2010-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2008-present, Society of Critical Care Medicine