Dr. Jonathan M. Chen is an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the New York-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and is the Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular services. He is also the David Wallace – Starr Foundation Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Chen is the Surgical Director of Pediatric Heart Transplantation and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. He is jointly appointed at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. Dr. Chen completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University and his medical education at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Columbia-Presbyterian campus of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and subsequently finished successive fellowships in heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices, and congenital cardiac surgery. As Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Services at Weill Cornell, Dr. Chen oversees the clinical operations, research and global health initiatives of both Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery.
Dr. Chen is the author of over 100 peer-review journal articles and more than twenty book chapters; he edited the textbook Cardiac Transplantation. He is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, The Congenital Heart Surgeon’s Society, the Society for Thoracic Surgeons, The European Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, The American Society of Transplant Surgeons, The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the American College of Surgeons, the Association of Academic Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He sits on the executive committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing and is a founding member of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Dr. Chen has participated in humanitarian efforts to extend pediatric cardiac surgery to developing nations internationally and has taught surgeons and cardiologists at the Teda International Cardiovascular Hospital in Tianjin, China, the Phnom Penh Heart Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Fann Heart Center in Dakar, Senegal, and the Jilin Heart Institute in Changchun, China.