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Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Transplantation
On staff since July 2013
Children's Title: Chief, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery; Co-Director of the Heart Center; Samuel and Althea Stroum Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
Academic Title: Professor
Research Center: Center for Developmental Therapeutics
"Devoting my career to congenital cardiac surgery allows me to make a real difference in the lives of our patients - newborns, infants, children and adults. The care of patients with congenital heart defects is a team sport, and I am excited to be part of a team with such broad expertise. Being part of the vanguard in congenital cardiac care is my inspiration, and the lifelong health and happiness of our patients is truly the reward."
Jonathan Chen, MD says he was drawn to pediatric heart surgery because of the unique opportunity to give children a chance at life. As chief, pediatric cardiovascular surgery and co-director of Seattle Children's Heart Center, Dr. Chen oversees a team that performs 400 surgeries a year.
Dr. Chen comes to Seattle Children's from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he served most recently as the chief of pediatric cardiac surgery and director of pediatric cardiovascular services at the Weill Cornell campus and surgical director of pediatric heart transplantation at the Columbia campus. He was the David Wallace-Starr Foundation Professor of cardiothoracic surgery and pediatrics at Cornell University and one of the first in the country to earn the American Board of Thoracic Surgery's new certification in congenital heart surgery in 2003. Since 2002, Dr. Chen has performed more than 148 heart transplants.Dr. Chen's research interests lie in developing ventricular assist devices for infants and children suffering from heart failure. He has led several research trials with the goal of improving the systems that act as a bridge to transplant, including a National Institutes of Health grant evaluating long-term mechanical ventricular assistance.
Dr. Chen preformed surgery in New York on my 8 year old back in February. I truly know he was a blessing to my daughter and to our family. Seattle is lucky to have him and we wish him the best of luck. Such an amazing and gifted doctor.
Doctor Jonathan Chen is very awesome and such great. He & his team did a cardiac surgery for my teen boy in earlier this July. I just can not image that we were back home on the 4th day after the operation day. Thank you very much Doctor Chen and his team!
Complex congenital heart surgery, neonatal cardiac surgery, adult congenital heart surgery, mechanical ventricular assistance for children, heart transplantation
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