Leway Chen, M.D., M.P.H.

Leway Chen, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 679-T
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 273-3760

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Leway Chen is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. He started and is the Director of the Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His clinical duties include management of heart failure, transplant, and mechanical assist device patients. Dr. Chen has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington and a BA and MD from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, and Heart Failure Society of America.

Dr. Chen came to the University of Rochester in 1999, after completing his cardiology fellowship and Masters in Public Health at the University of Washington and a Health Services Research & Development fellowship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care Center (Seattle VAMC). He completed his internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1994, and then spent one year doing cardiovascular research at the Framingham Heart Study.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Cardiology (SMD) - Primary


Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine


MPH | Public Health | Univ of Washington1999
BA | Biology | Univ of Missouri Kansas City1991
MD | Medicine | U Missouri Sch Med-Kansas City1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Cardiology at University of Washington Medical Center07/01/1995 - 06/30/1999
Fellowship in Research Fellowship in Cardiology at Framingham Heart Study07/01/1994 - 06/30/1995
Residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital06/01/1992 - 06/30/1994
Internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital06/23/1991 - 05/31/1992