Dec 14, 2019
Dr. Grace Chen MD MHS is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins specializing in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She leads the Johns Hopkins University Global Health Leadership Program and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Global Health Leadership Track. The former is an interprofessional global health experience for medical, nursing, and public health students while the latter is a longitudinal track for medical students pursuing leadership roles in global health. In addition to clinical and surgical responsibilities, Dr. Chen incorporates educating students, residents, and fellows into her practice. She believes this not only sustains the future of gynecology but also furthers the understanding of pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Chen is also active in research with over 80 publications in obstetric fistula and other pelvic floor disorders, global health education, and surgical skills assessment and education. She has lead research and education programs and worked with local health ministries and agencies such as UNFPA on initiatives aimed at caring for patients with pelvic floor disorders in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.