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Michael A Chen

Major Experience

Michael A. Chen is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the University of Washington.  A graduate of Haverford College, he received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.  (His doctoral research focused on how age and gender influence patient-physician interaction).  He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Washington where he also completed fellowships in Geriatric Medicine and Cardiology prior to joining the faculty in 2005.  He is interested in the intersection of Geriatrics and Cardiology, psychosocial influences on cardiovascular health and disease, and in particular heart failure in the elderly.  He is an active member of the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the Cardiovascular Disease in Older Populations Committee, part of the Council of Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association.  Dr. Chen spends most of his time as a clinician and teacher (of Medical Students, Residents and Cardiology and Geriatrics Fellows).  He attends on the inpatient Cardiology (CCU) service, the General Cardiology Consultation service as well as in the cardiac catheterization and echocardiography laboratories.  He is directory of the Cardiology Clinic at Harborview Medical Center (a part of the University of Washington) and also has his own “Geriatric Cardiology” clinic.

Achievements and Awards

2010         American College of Cardiology Emerging Faculty Program.  Selected to participate in this program which is designed to build skills for clinician educators in cardiology.

2007         Cardiology Division Faculty Teaching Award. Awarded by the Division, voted on by the Cardiology Fellows

2006          Harborview Medical Center CARES Award for Service Excellence award recipient

2002         Young Investigator Travel Award recipient. Society of Geriatric Cardiology, PRICE II Meeting, Chicago, IL

1996        Finalist for Albert M. Barrett, M.D, Award for Excellence in the Neurosciences Sequence, University of Michigan Medical School

1996        American Federation for Aging Research/Hartford Foundation Summer Research Fellow

1995         Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Dissertation Grant, University of Michigan

91-95         U. S. Department of Education, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for graduate study in Psychology

1990        National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Training Grant for graduate study in Psychology Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Research Interests

All areas of the intersection of Geriatrics and Cardiology, with an emphasis on congestive heart failure in the elderly (diastolic heart failure).