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Jenny X. Chen, M.D.


Dr. Jenny Chen is originally from Toronto, Canada, and is a first year resident in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, she has conducted and published research in the basic science fields of cardiac stem cell biology and optogenetics, as well as clinical research projects on evidence-based medicine. 

Her current interests in otolaryngology are broad as her field of subspecialization is undetermined. As a full-time surgical resident, Dr. Chen is currently interested in innovations in surgical education.

For more information on Dr. Chen, check out her Harvard Catalyst website and her Google Scholar page.


Undergraduate School
Harvard College (Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy)

Medical School
Harvard Medical School


Oral steroid usage for otitis media with effusion, eustachian tube dysfunction, and tympanic membrane retraction. Bellmunt AM, Vila PM, Chen JX, Rosenfeld RM, Hackell JM, Shin JJ. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar 29.

Increased resident research over an 18-year period: A single institution's experience. Chen JX, Kozin ED, Sethi RK, Remenschneider AK, Emerick KS, Gray ST. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Sep. 153(3):350-6.

Hearing the light: Neural and perceptual encoding of optogenetic stimulation in the central auditory pathway. Guo W, Hight AE, Chen JX, Klapoetke NC, Hancock KE, Shinn-Cunningham BG, Boyden ES, Lee DJ, Polley DB. Sci Rep. 2015 May 22. 5:10319.

Diagnostic yield of MRI for pediatric hearing loss: A systematic review. Kachniarz B, Chen JX, Gilani S, Shin JJ. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jan. 152(1):5-22.

Diagnostic yield of computed tomography scan for pediatric hearing loss: A systematic review. Chen JX, Kachniarz B, Shin JJ. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov. 151(5):718-39.

Risk of malignancy associated with head and neck CT in children: A systematic review. Chen JX, Kachniarz B, Gilani S, Shin JJ. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Oct. 151(4):554-66.

Somatic cell reprogramming into cardiovascular lineages. Chen JX, Plonowska K, Wu SM. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Apr 23;19(4):340-349.

Inefficient reprogramming of fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes using Gata4, Mef2c, and Tbx5. Chen JX, Krane M, Deutsch MA, Wang L, Rav-Acha M, Gregoire S, Engels MC, Rajarajan K, Karra R, Abel ED, Wu JC, Milan D, Wu SM. Circ Res. 2012 Jun 22. 111(1):50-5.