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

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

Cardiology

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Locations

Paul N. Yu Heart Center

601 Elmwood Avenue, Ground Floor
Rochester, NY 14626

About Me

Dr. Leway Chen is 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 devic...
Dr. Leway Chen is 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. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.

Professional Background

Dr. Chen received his M.D. in 1991 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He did his internal medicine residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, followed by a Research Fellowship at the Framingham Heart study and then a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Washington. He obtaine...
Dr. Chen received his M.D. in 1991 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He did his internal medicine residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, followed by a Research Fellowship at the Framingham Heart study and then a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Washington. He obtained a M.P.H. at the University of Washington School of Public Health. 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. He joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 1999.

Certified Specialties

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

Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Cardiology (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Cardiology, University of Washington Medical Center. 1995 - 1999

Fellowship, Framingham Heart Study. 1994 - 1995

Residency, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Main Campus. 1992 - 1994

Internship, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Main Campus. 1991 - 1992

Education

MD | University of Missouri School of Medicine-Kansas City. 1991

Publications

Journal Articles

Factors Related to Pump Thrombosis With the Heartmate II Left Ventricular Assist Device.

Klodell CT, Massey HT, Adamson RM, Dean DA, Horstmanshof DA, Ransom JM, Salerno CT, Cowger JA, Aranda JM, Chen L, Long JW, Dembitsky W

Journal of cardiac surgery.. 2015 October 30 (10):775-80. Epub 08/18/2015.

Utilizing right ventricular assist device with extracorporeal membrane oxygenator for management of diffuse alveolar damage after orthotopic heart transplant.

Tchantchaleishvili V, Staicu SA, Giampoli EJ, Chen L, Massey HT

Artificial organs.. 2015 March 39 (3):289-91. Epub 1900 01 01.

The effect of weight loss on clinical outcomes in patients implanted with a cardiac resynchronization therapy device-A MADIT-CRT substudy.

Aktas MK, Zareba W, Huang DT, McNitt S, Polonsky S, Chen L, Stockburger M, Merkely B, Moss AJ, Kutyifa V

Journal of cardiac failure.. 2014 March 20 (3):183-9. Epub 12/18/2013.

Improvement in glycemic control after left ventricular assist device implantation in advanced heart failure patients with diabetes mellitus.

Choudhary N, Chen L, Kotyra L, Wittlin SD, Alexis JD

ASAIO journal : a peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.. 2014 60 (6):675-80. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cognitive profile in persons with systolic and diastolic heart failure.

Athilingam P, D'Aoust RF, Miller L, Chen L

Congestive heart failure.. 2013 19 (1):44-50. Epub 09/09/2012.

Elevated levels of interleukin 6 and C-reactive protein associated with cognitive impairment in heart failure.

Athilingam P, Moynihan J, Chen L, D'Aoust R, Groer M, Kip K

Congestive heart failure.. 2013 19 (2):92-8. Epub 10/12/2012.

Risk of mortality for ventricular arrhythmia in ambulatory LVAD patients.

Brenyo A, Rao M, Koneru S, Hallinan W, Shah S, Massey HT, Chen L, Polonsky B, McNitt S, Huang DT, Goldenberg I, Aktas M

Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology.. 2012 May 23 (5):515-20. Epub 11/14/2011.

Review of ambulatory pulmonary artery catheterization in the management of advanced heart failure.

Mark S, Calderon-Artero P, Kakinami L, Alexis J, Chen L, Storozynsky E, Fong MW

Congestive heart failure.. 2012 18 (3):173-8. Epub 11/21/2011.

Relation among body mass index, exercise training, and outcomes in chronic systolic heart failure.

Horwich TB, Broderick S, Chen L, McCullough PA, Strzelczyk T, Kitzman DW, Fletcher G, Safford RE, Ewald G, Fine LJ, Ellis SJ, Fonarow GC

The American journal of cardiology.. 2011 December 15108 (12):1754-9. Epub 09/09/2011.

Comparison of outcomes in women versus men using a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation.

Bogaev RC, Pamboukian SV, Moore SA, Chen L, John R, Boyle AJ, Sundareswaran KS, Farrar DJ, Frazier OH,

The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation.. 2011 May 30 (5):515-22. Epub 01/22/2011.

Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Mini-Mental Status Examination compared as cognitive screening tools in heart failure.

Athilingam P, King KB, Burgin SW, Ackerman M, Cushman LA, Chen L

Heart & lung : the journal of critical care.. 2011 40 (6):521-9. Epub 05/18/2011.

Clinical management of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices in advanced heart failure.

Slaughter MS, Pagani FD, Rogers JG, Miller LW, Sun B, Russell SD, Starling RC, Chen L, Boyle AJ, Chillcott S, Adamson RM, Blood MS, Camacho MT, Idrissi KA, Petty M, Sobieski M, Wright S, Myers TJ, Farrar DJ,

The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation.. 2010 April 29 (4 Suppl):S1-39. Epub 02/24/2010.

Non-invasive flow measurement of a rotary pump ventricular assist device using quantitative contrast echocardiography.

Schwarz KQ, Parikh SS, Chen X, Farrar DJ, Steinmetz S, Ramamurthi S, Hallinan W, Massey HT, Chen L

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography.. 2010 March 23 (3):324-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Renal and hepatic function improve in advanced heart failure patients during continuous-flow support with the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device.

Russell SD, Rogers JG, Milano CA, Dyke DB, Pagani FD, Aranda JM, Klodell CT, Boyle AJ, John R, Chen L, Massey HT, Farrar DJ, Conte JV,

Circulation.. 2009 December 8120 (23):2352-7. Epub 11/23/2009.

Extended mechanical circulatory support with a continuous-flow rotary left ventricular assist device.

Pagani FD, Miller LW, Russell SD, Aaronson KD, John R, Boyle AJ, Conte JV, Bogaev RC, MacGillivray TE, Naka Y, Mancini D, Massey HT, Chen L, Klodell CT, Aranda JM, Moazami N, Ewald GA, Farrar DJ, Frazier OH,

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. 2009 July 2154 (4):312-21. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lack of significant de novo HLA allosensitization in ventricular assist device recipients transfused with leukoreduced, ABO identical blood products.

Coppage M, Baker M, Fialkow L, Meehan D, Gettings K, Chen L, Massey HT, Blumberg N

Human immunology.. 2009 June 70 (6):413-6. Epub 03/09/2009.

Effect of gender on cardiovascular risk stratification with ECG gated SPECT left ventricular volume indices and ejection fraction.

Wexler O, Yoder SR, Elder JL, Mackin ML, Chen L, Mixon L, Schwartz RG

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.. 2009 16 (1):28-37. Epub 01/20/2009.

Is home health technology adequate for proactive self-care?

Horwitz CM, Mueller M, Wiley D, Tentler A, Bocko M, Chen L, Leibovici A, Quinn J, Shar A, Pentland AP

Methods of information in medicine.. 2008 47 (1):58-62. Epub 1900 01 01.

Rectal and cutaneous malakoplakia in an orthotopic cardiac transplant recipient.

Teeters JC, Betts R, Ryan C, Huether J, Elias K, Hartmann D, Massey T, Chen L

The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation.. 2007 April 26 (4):411-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cardiovascular risk factor control among veterans with diabetes: the ambulatory care quality improvement project.

Smith NL, Chen L, Au DH, McDonell M, Fihn SD

Diabetes care.. 2004 May 27 Suppl 2 :B33-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

A controlled trial of including symptom data in computer-based care suggestions for managing patients with chronic heart failure.

Subramanian U, Fihn SD, Weinberger M, Plue L, Smith FE, Udris EM, McDonell MB, Eckert GJ, Temkit M, Zhou XH, Chen L, Tierney WM

The American journal of medicine.. 2004 March 15116 (6):375-84. Epub 1900 01 01.

Incidence and prognosis of syncope.

Soteriades ES, Evans JC, Larson MG, Chen MH, Chen L, Benjamin EJ, Levy D

The New England journal of medicine.. 2002 September 19347 (12):878-85. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cognitive Protection by Angiotension Converting Enzyme in Heart Failure.

Athlingam P, Munro C, D'Aoust R, Karch A, Chen L.

International Journal of Nursing Science. 2002; 148.

Comparing methods to identify general internal medicine clinic patients with chronic heart failure.

Udris EM, Au DH, McDonell MB, Chen L, Martin DC, Tierney WM, Fihn SD

American heart journal.. 2001 December 142 (6):1003-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Risk factors for syncope in a community-based sample (the Framingham Heart Study).

Chen L, Chen MH, Larson MG, Evans J, Benjamin EJ, Levy D

The American journal of cardiology.. 2000 May 1585 (10):1189-93. Epub 1900 01 01.

Antecedent hypertension confers increased risk for adverse outcomes after initial myocardial infarction.

Haider AW, Chen L, Larson MG, Evans JC, Chen MH, Levy D

Hypertension.. 1997 November 30 (5):1020-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Doppler diastolic filling indexes in relation to disease states.

Chen L, Benjamin EJ, Larson MG, Evans JC, Levy D

American heart journal.. 1996 March 131 (3):519-24. Epub 1900 01 01.

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