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Jenny X. Chen, M.D.


Originally from Toronto, Dr. Jenny Chen is a second-year otolaryngology resident at Mass. Eye and Ear. She received her undergraduate education at Harvard College, graduating summa cum laude with a thesis in human developmental and regenerative biology, and a secondary field in global health and health policy. She then attended Harvard Medical School where she graduated cum laude with a thesis on the application of optogenetics in auditory implants.

Dr. Chen has a broad background in quantitative research methods in both basic science and clinical research disciplines including stem cell research, auditory neuroprosthetics, evidence-based medicine, and medical education. She is interested in tissue engineering, clinical outcomes, and innovations in medical 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.