Ting-hsu Chen, MD MPH

Faculty and Fellows


Assistant Professor of Medicine
Staff Physician, VA Boston Healthcare System

Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Internship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: Boston University
Other Fellowship: Sleep Medicine, Boston University
Master’s/PhD programs: MPH (Epidemiology), Boston University

Board Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Special Interests:

Research:

  • Sleep Disorders
  • COPD Genetic Epidemiology

Clinical:

  • Sleep Disorders

Clinical/Research Activities:

My research interests include the genetic epidemiology of sleep disorders and pulmonary diseases with a focus on COPD. We are utilizing data from the Framingham Heart Study to conduct genome-wide association testing and related work to uncover novel genes that are involved in sleep and pulmonary diseases.

My clinical interests are in sleep medicine, including the diagnosis of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia.

Selected recent publications:

  1. Wilk JB, Chen T, Gottlieb DJ, Walter RE, Nagle MW, Brandler BJ, Myers RH, Borecki IB, Silverman EK, Weiss ST, O’Connor GT. A Genome-wide Association Study of Pulmonary Function Measures in the Framingham Heart Study. PLoS Genet. 2009 Mar;5(3):e1000429.

Selected reprints:

  1. A Genome-Wide Association Study of Pulmonary Function Measures in the Framingham Heart Study

Links:

Dr Chen see patients in the following locations:

  • DOB (Sleep Disorders)
  • VA Boston Healthcare System (Sleep Disorders)