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Carol W. Chen, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

 
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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Carol.Chen@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Chen is a PGY-5 in the general surgery program. She is currently in her second year of dedicated research time. Her research interests include use of bioengineered hydrogels in the treatment of ischemic heart failure. She is also pursuing a Master's Degree in Clinical Epidemiology. She plans to pursue a career in academic cardiothoracic surgery.

 

 
Appointments
2012 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2015 - present MSCE candidate
University of Pennsylvania
 
2008 - 2012 MD - Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
 
2004 - 2008 BS - Biomedical Engineering
Duke university
 


 
Memberships/Societies
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Tau Beta Pi
 
 
 
Research
2015 - present Delivery of endothelial progenitor cell-derived exosomes  to treat ischemic cardiomyopathy
 
2009 Clazosentan in Reducing Vasospasm-Related Morbidity and All-Cause Mortality in Adult Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Treated by Surgical Clipping
 
2008 Muscle mechanics and localized gene expression in developing normal and paralyzed rotator cuffs
 
2007 - 2008 Effect of Tenascin on Tumor Cell and Lymphocyte Migration
 
 
Publications
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts
  1. Chen CW, Venkataraman CM, Wang LL, Hung G, Spruce LA, Fazelinia H, Gaffey AC, Chung JJ, Liccardi A, Gorman RC, Seeholzer SH, Burdick JA, Atluri P. Sustained Release of Endothelial Progenitor Cell-Derived Exosomes from Shear-Thinning Hydrogels Improves Angiogenesis and Promotes Function after Myocardial Infarction. Circ Heart Fail. [In submission]
  2. Chen CW, Sprys MH, Gaffey AC, Chung J, Margulies KB, Acker M, Atluri P. Low ejection fraction in young donor hearts is not associated with increased recipient mortality. J Heart Lung Transplant. [In submission]
  3. Chen CW, Dumon KR, Shaked O, Acker MA, Atluri P, Dempsey DT. Noncardiac Surgery in Patients with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Single Institutional Experience. J Investig Med. [In submission].
  4. Gaffey AC, Hung G, Howard J, Doll S, Thomasson AM, Chen CW, Goldberg LR, Blumberg EA, Acker MA, Stone F, Atluri P. Infectious implications of transplantation for center for disease control “high risk” donor hearts. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152(1):213-20.
  5. Tang J, Chen C, Zhao Y. Neurosurgery Center of Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Flagship of Neurosurgery in China. World Neurosurg. 2011;75(3):377-82.
  6. Chen C, Tang K, Zhang M, Lin S. The Chiasmal Spur. J Neuroophthalmol. 2010;30:157-159.
Abstracts
  1. Chen CW, Sprys MH, Gaffey AC, Chung J, Margulies KB, Acker M, Atluri P. Low ejection fraction in young donor hearts is not associated with increased recipient mortality. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 36th Annual Meeting, April 2016.
  2. Gaffey AC, Chen CW, Chung JJ, Wald J, Acker MA, Atluri P. Prolonged cardiac allograft donor distance does not impact long term survival. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 36th Annual Meeting, April 2016.
  3. Irons ML, Gaffey AC, Chen CW, Vaidya A, Acker MA, Atluri P. Pre-operative pulmonary hypertension does not adversely impact long term outcomes following heart transplantation: review of the united network for organ sharing database. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 36th Annual Meeting, April 2016.
  4. Gaffey AC, Chen MH, Trubelja A, Venkataraman C, Dinh PV, Chen CW, Schultz S, Lee J, Sehgal CM, Burdick JA, Atluri P. Injectable shear-thinning hydrogels to deliver endothelial progenitor cells, reduce ventricular strain, and dynamic stiffness to stabilize cardiac function following ischemic injury. American Heart Association, Scientific Session, November 9, 2015.
  5. Chen CW, Gaffey AC, Grandin EW, Acker MA, Atluri P. Short and Long-Term Heart transplant recipient outcomes are adversely affected by donor pH. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 5, 2015.
  6. Gaffey AC, Chen CW, Hiesinger W, Chung J, Grandin EW, Porrett PM, Jessup ML, Acker MA, Atluri P. Bridge with a left ventricular assist device to a simultaneous heart and kidney transplant: review of the united network for organ sharing. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2015. October 5, 2015.
  7. Gaffey AC, Hung H, Doll SL, Thomasson AM, Chen CW, Lee J, Goldberg LR, Blumberg EA, Acker MA, Stone F, Atluri P. Infectious Implications of transplanting center for disease control “high risk” donor hearts. Western Thoracic Surgical Association 2015 41st Annual Meeting. June 27, 2015.
  8. Gaffey AC, Trubelja A, Chen CW, Phillips EC, McLean RC, Acker MA, Atluri P. INTERMACS 1 Patients: Can they be rescued with Left Ventricular Assist Devices or are they beyond salvageable. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. 2015 61st Annual Conference. June 25, 2015.
  9. Das R, Rich J, Chen C, Kim HM, McAlinden A, Thomopoulos S. Effect of botulinum toxin induced muscle paralysis on myogenic and adipogenic gene regulation and muscle force generation in developing supraspinatus muscles. Transactions of the 55th Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. 2009.
Editorials
  1. Chen CW and Atluri P. Non-functional Pacemaker Leads: To Remove or Not to Remove, That is the Multifactorial Question. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152(4):e89-90.
 
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