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

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

Leway 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, then spent one year doing cardiovascular research at the Framingham Heart Study.

His current research interests are in cardiovascular health services and outcomes measurements, including quality of life instruments. He manages the “Comprehensive Outcomes Measurement Program” (COMPS) at Strong Memorial Hospital. He also works with Dr. Arthur Moss and the cost effectiveness and quality of life components of the “MADIT-II” trial. Current clinical duties include nuclear cardiology and an attending on the coronary care unit. He is the Director of the Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation.

Education / Certification

Six-year Combined B.A./M.D. Program, University of Missouri – 1991
Internal Medicine Residency, Beth Israel Hospital – 1991-1994
Cardiovascular Research Fellowship, Framingham Heart Study – 1994-1995
Cardiology Fellowship, University of Washington – 1995-1999
Health Services Research & Development Fellowship, VA Puget Sound Health Care System – 1997-1999 Masters in Public Health, Health Services, University of Washington – 1997-1999

Research and Professional Experience

Metro West Medical Center Interim Medical Staff, Framingham, MA – 1993-1995
Beth Israel Hospital Associate in Medicine, Boston, MA – 1994-1995
Stevens Hospital Medical Staff, Edmonds, WA – 1997-1999
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Assistant Professor of Medicine – 1999-Present University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation – 2000- 2001
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Medical Director, Heart Failure and Transplantation Program – 2000-Present

Publications and Abstracts

  • Chen L, Benjamin EJ, Larson MG, Evans JC, Levy D: Doppler Diastolic filling indexes in relation to disease states. Am Heart J, 1996; 131:519-24.
  • Haider A, Chen L, Larson M, Evans J, Chen M, Levy D: Antecedent hypertension confers increased risk for adverse outcomes following initial myocardial infarction. Hypertension, 1997; 30:1020-1024.
  • Chen L, Otto CM: Longitudinal assessment of valvular disease by echocardiography. Current Opinion in Cardiology, 1998; 13:397-403.
  • Chen L, Keane A, Every NR: The Food and Drug Administration and atrial defibrillation devices. Am J Managed Care, 1999; 5(7):899-909.
  • Chen L, Chen MH, Evans J, Larson M, Benjamin E, Levy D: Risk factors for syncope in a community-based sample (The Framingham Heart Study) Am J Card, 2000; 85(10):1189-1193.
  • Udris EM, Au DH, McDonell MB, Chen L, Martin, DC, Tierney WM, Fihn S: Comparing Methods to Identify General Internal Medicine Clinic Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. Am Heart J, 2001; 142(6):1003-9.


Dr. Leway Chen
Strong Heart and Vascular Center
Cardiology Clinical Group
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 679T
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: 585-275-2475

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