Dr. Chen is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. She grew up in the Bay Area and attended undergraduate school at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). She ventured across the country received her graduate and medical degrees at Boston University School of Medicine. After experiencing cold and snowy winters of the east coast, she returned to the Bay Area where she completed her pediatric residency and pulmonology fellowship at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She joined Bay Area Pediatric Pulmonary Medical Group and subsequently the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Stanford University in 2015. She then followed her husband and moved to Los Angeles in 2016 where she joined the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at UCLA as Associate Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center. A few years later, she decided to return to her roots in the Bay Area. She made her way back to Stanford University and rejoined the pediatric pulmonology group in November 2019. She enjoys caring for children, from infancy and beyond, with pulmonary diseases and developing relationships with their families. Her particular interests include bronchopulmonary dysplasia, asthma, neuromuscular disease, cystic fibrosis, and evaluation of complex airways with bronchoscopy. She also has interest in quality improvement and policy and procedure development.

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Pulmonary

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonary (2016)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship (2015) CA United States of America
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2011)
  • Residency: UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital Pediatric Residency (2011) CA
  • Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine (2008) MA

All Publications

  • A pilot study of heated and humidified low flow oxygen therapy: An assessment in infants with mild and moderate bronchiolitis (HHOT AIR study). Pediatric pulmonology Chen, D. Y., Zee, E. D., Gildengorin, G., Fong, E. W. 2019


    BACKGROUND: Heated and humidified high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy has been used in children with severe bronchiolitis. No data exists in children with mild to moderate bronchiolitis requiring lower flows of heated and humidified oxygen therapy.METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized pilot study of standard dry oxygen (control) versus heated and humidified low flow nasal cannula (HHLFNC),<4 liters per minute (LPM) oxygen, (treatment) in healthy children ≤24 months old with bronchiolitis. Clinical assessments were made using Respiratory Distress Assessment Instrument (RDAI), respiratory rate (RR), and oxygen saturation.RESULTS: Thirty-two children were enrolled (16 participants in each group). There was no significant difference in mean RDAI over time between groups. There was a significant difference in mean RDAI over time within control group, at hour 12, and treatment group, at hour 1, compared to baseline. RDAI in the treatment group was overall lower over time compared to control group. There was no significant difference in mean RR over time between or within groups, between mean length of stay and duration of oxygen requirement. Subgroup analyses showed lower RDAI in subjects that had RSV infection, male gender, and non-black race.CONCLUSIONS: The use of HHLFNC oxygen therapy may provide more comfort and may result in more rapid improvements in RDAI compared to standard dry oxygen therapy over time. HHFLNC is safe and well tolerated compared to standard dry oxygen. Larger studies are needed to assess the clinical efficacy of HHLFNC oxygen therapy.

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