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Wei Chen, M.D.

Nephrology

Clinical Interests

Dialysis, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis; General Nephrology; Kidney, Chronic Kidney Disease; Renal Disease

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Chen joined the Nephrology Division in 2014 after completing a renal clinical research fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She provides both inpatient and outpatient consultative services at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chen has a strong interest in clinical research and medical education. Her research focus is in on metabolic acidosis, mineral metabolism and vascular calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2004
BS | St Johns University
Biology

2008
MD | Stony Brook School of Medicine
Medicine

2014
MS | Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Clinical Research Methods

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011
Residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Nephrology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni

07/01/2008 - 06/30/209
Internship in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Nephrology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Uni

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Awards

2016
Early Career Reviewer Program
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2015 - 2017
NIH Loan Repayment Program
Sponsor: NIH

2014
Award with Distinction for Master of Science Degree, Albert Einstein

2013
Professional Development Seminar Travel Award, American Society of Nephrology

2011
Outstanding House Officer in internal medicine, Albert Einstein (Montefiore)

2011
First Place for Resident Research Symposium, Albert Einstein (Montefiore)

2010
Award to attend Mount Desert Island Biological Lab "Origin of Renal Physiology"

2005
Barry Coller Scholar for summer international health research

2004
Summa Cum Laude, Saint John's University

2003
Clare Boothe Luce Scholar, Women in Science

2001 - 2004
Dean's List, Saint John's University

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Publications

Journal Articles

2016
Chen W, Bushinsky DA. "The Perils of a Falling PTH due to High Dialysate Calcium". Nature Reviews Nephrology. 2016; .

2016
. "Chen W, Melamed ML, Hostetter TH, Bauer C, Raff AC, Almudevar AL, Lalonde A, Messing S, Abramowitz MK. Effect of Oral Sodium Bicarbonate on Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Pilot Study. [revision under review]". BMC Nephrology. 2016; .

2015
Chen, W.; Melamed, M. "Vascular Calcification in Pre-Dialysis CKD: Common and Deadly". Clinical Journal of The American Socieity of Nephrology. 2015; .

Books & Chapters

2015
Chapter Title: Chapter 59. Overview of Chronic Kidney Disease and Bone Disorder
Book Title: Handbook of Dialysis Therapy
Author List: Chen W, Bushinsky, DA
Edited By: Nissenson AR, Fine RN
Published By: Elsevier2015

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