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Michelle Thi Cao
Clinical Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPositive Airway Pressure devices for central sleep apnea
Postdoctoral Scholar, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research involves studying the pathogenic mechanisms underlying the host-pathogen interaction in pulmonary diseases. I am particularly interested in exploring transcriptomic and proteomic changes in Cystic Fibrosis and Asthma patients who develop severe allergic inflammation due to fungal hypersensitivity. Complete understanding of these interaction will help us identify significant fungal virulence factors and help us define clinically relevant targets for therapeutic use.
Meng Chen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
BioDr. Chen is a board-certified, fellowship-trained specialist in allergy and immunology and internal medicine. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.
With training in pediatric and adult allergy/immunology, Dr. Chen provides expertise in food allergy, chronic urticaria, angioedema, and allergic rhinitis. She excels at addressing the impact of allergies on quality of life and productivity among the general population.
Driven by a desire to help people and deliver exceptional care, Dr. Chen takes great pride in the effectiveness and efficiency of her services, her attention to detail, and the excellent patient satisfaction scores she earns. She has trained and worked in a broad range of clinical care settings, including private practice, the Veterans Administration, major health systems, and academic medical centers, like Stanford Health Care.
Dr. Chen has extensive research experience, from study start-up to manuscript preparation. She has conducted clinical research, including the evaluation of heated milk and egg protein tolerance in milk and egg allergic patients, as well as clinical trials for other novel treatments for food allergy. Dr. Chen has authored numerous scholarly publications on topics including food allergy, urticaria, and angioedema. She has presented the findings of her research to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting and other conferences.
Her work has appeared in the journals Pediatric Allergy; the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; JAMA; as well as book chapters on immunology.
Dr. Chen has received honors and awards for her scholarship. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; and, the Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation of Northern California. She has volunteered her clinical services at homeless shelters in the Bay Area.