Chén C. Kenyon, MD, MSHP

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Chen C. Kenyon, MD, MSHP, is a Pediatrician with the Division of General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Asthma care improvement, Healthcare disparities, Improvement science, Medication adherence
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Chén Kenyon is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, a general pediatrics hospitalist attending at CHOP, and a faculty member at PolicyLab and at the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness. Dr. Kenyon received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Rochester, and attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, where he served as a chief resident. He received his master’s degree in Health Policy Research as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kenyon's research focuses on integrating care systems and reducing disparities for children with asthma. His recent work includes delineating risk factors and assessing variation in repeat hospitalization across children’s hospitals, assessing the independent effects of recommended asthma discharge medications on readmission, and generating audit and feedback mechanisms for improving care for children admitted to the hospital with severe asthma exacerbations.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Boston University, Boston, MA


Pediatrics - Boston Medical Center/Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Pediatrics - Boston Medical Center/Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services




Kenyon CC, Palakshappa D, Feudtner C. Logic Models-Tools to Bridge the Theory-Research-Practice Divide. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Sep 1;169(9):801-2.

Jenssen BP, Kenyon CC. Probability, Uncertainty, and Value in Inpatient Diagnosis: Connecting the Dots. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Jul;5(7):403-5.

Kenyon CC, Rubin DM, Zorc JJ, Mohamad Z, Faerber JA, Feudtner C. Childhood Asthma Hospital Discharge Medication Fills and Risk of Subsequent Readmission. J Pediatr. 2015 May;166(5):1121-7.


Kenyon CC, Fieldston ES, Luan X, Keren R, Zorc JJ. Safety and Effectiveness of Continuous Aerosolized Albuterol in the non-Intensive Care Setting. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct;134(4):e976-82.

Auger KA, Kenyon CC, Feudtner C, Davis MM. Pediatric Hospital Discharge Interventions to Reduce Subsequent Utilization: A Systematic Review. J. Hosp. Med. 2014. Apr; 9(4):251-60.

Kenyon CC, Melvin PR, Chiang VW, Elliott MN, Schuster MA, Berry JG. Rehospitalization for Childhood Asthma: Timing, Variation and Opportunities for Intervention. J Pediatr. 2014 Feb;164(2):300-5.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2012-present, Pediatrics

2013-present, Hospital Pediatrics

2014-present, Academic Pediatrics

Academic committees

2012-present, Asthma Clinical Science and Research Group

2012-present, Asthma Clinical Care Committee

2014-present, Office of Continuous Quality Improvement Inpatient Asthma team leader