Peter Chen, MD

Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Peter Chen, MD, is the director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He is board-certified in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Chen’s areas of clinical and research interest include lung injury and repair, airway diseases and lung cancer. His research is primarily funded by the National Institute of Health, but has also received numerous research awards from the American Heart Association, American Lung Association and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society where he serves on various committees and was presented the 2013 Jo Rae Wright Award for Outstanding Science. He is also a member of numerous other professional societies including the American Heart Association, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and American Society of Matrix Biology.

Dr. Chen has served on several editorial boards including PLoS One and the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. His published work has appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Cell Science, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, The American Journal of Pathology and PLoS ONE. An expert in the field, he serves on grant review committees for the VA Merit and the American Heart Association.

After earning his bachelors of science in electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, he went on to earn his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chen then completed his Internal Medical Residency at The University of Texas at Southwestern, and his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Washington. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, he was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington.

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