Katherine T Chen

Katherine T Chen, MD, MPH

  • PROFESSOR | Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
  • PROFESSOR | Medical Education


Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN)

Katherine Chen is Professor and System Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also a Professor in the Department of Medical Education. She is responsible for all the Ob-Gyn related academic programs in undergraduate and graduate medical education which involve approximately 140 medical students, 60 residents, and 20 fellows every year.

Dr. Chen has a B.S. and B.A. from Stanford University, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an M.P.H. from Columbia University. She trained at the Harvard Medical School's Combined Program in Ob-Gyn at the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals.

Dr. Chen was an ACOG Fellow in Women's Health Policy and also an NIH Scholar in the Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Program. She is the recipient of the “Outstanding Harvard Medical School Teacher of Ob/Gyn” from 1995 – 1998 and the ACOG / CREOG National Faculty Award in 2007 while at Columbia University.  She is also the recipient of the Outstanding Mount Sinai School of Medicine Clinical Attending Faculty Award in 2009; the Outstanding Medical School Teaching Award in 2012; the Institute for Medical Education 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award; and, the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators Dean's Award in 2012.  Dr. Chen was elected by the Mount Sinai Institute of Education as a Fellow and by the Mount Sinai Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as Faculty Member.

Dr. Chen has clinical expertise and research endeavors in infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology and is a writer for UpToDate. She currently is an expert in Ob-Gyn mobile health technology, specifically applications, and has led teams of researchers across institutions to identify and evaluate apps for health care providers and patients to use. She is a contributing editor for OBG Management with a quarterly App Review Series.



Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Focus

  • HIV And AIDS


MD, Harvard Medical School

Residency, OB/GYN, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

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