Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Craniofacial, Cystic Fibrosis Research
On staff since August 2005
Children's Title: Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
Academic Title: Associate Professor
Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Maida Lynn Chen, MD, is director of the Pediatric Sleep Center and attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She earned her MD at Northwestern University and completed a pediatrics residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. She completed her pediatric pulmonary fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, with special focus on respiratory control and sleep medicine.
Her clinical interests center on sleep disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Her research interests focus on respiratory control disorders and sleep-disordered breathing in special-needs populations, including those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, obesity and craniofacial anomalies. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society.
This is more of a praise than a recommendation. Dr. Chen was personable and insightful. She instead of looking just at the diagnosis she saw the person. She also was a support in a difficult situation.
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago
Pediatrics, Rush Presbyterian - St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago
Pediatric Pulmonology, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles - Pediatric Residency, Los Angeles
Respiratory control; sleep disordered breathing
I believe that getting regular, refreshing sleep is a key element of a child reaching his/her maximal developmental potential. Thus, my research focuses on sleep disorders in children with special needs, particularly those with prenatal alcohol exposure, craniofacial abnormalities, and obesity. I hope to help develop better diagnostic methods and ultimately better treatment for their sleep disorders, which cause a great deal of stress and disruption in their lives. I also have research interests in disorders of central respiratory control, such as children with congentital central hypoventilation syndrome.
Neuroscience / Neurodevelopment, Chronic Conditions / Special Health Care Needs
OC.7.720 - Pulmonary
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle Children's at Overlake
1135 116th Ave NE Suite 400
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