Esther H. Chen, MD

Title(s)Professor, Emergency Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, #6A03
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone628-206-4354
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Esther H. Chen is an emergency care doctor who cares for patients at UCSF Medical Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She also serves as associate program director for UCSF's residency program in emergency medicine. Her particular interests are medical education and the selective use of diagnostic imaging.

    After receiving her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Stanford University, Chen earned her medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    1. Beyond the numbers: Reimagining procedural proficiency in emergency medicine residencies. AEM Educ Train. 2023 Dec; 7(6):e10920. Suh MI, Preiksaitis C, Chen E. PMID: 38046092; PMCID: PMC10685390.
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    2. Perception of Quiet Students in Emergency Medicine: An Exploration of Narratives in the Standardized Letter of Evaluation. West J Emerg Med. 2023 Jul 12; 24(4):728-731. Quinn JK, Mongelluzzo J, Nip A, Graterol J, Chen EH. PMID: 37527382; PMCID: PMC10393445.
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    3. Executive summary of the SAEM 2022 consensus conference to address racism in emergency medicine clinical research, training, and leadership. Acad Emerg Med. 2023 07; 30(7):765-772. Chen EH, Dessie AS, Druck J, Norman M, Raukar N. PMID: 36971068.
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    4. Reporting race and ethnicity in medical research: you can't fix what you don't know. Eur J Emerg Med. 2023 06 01; 30(3):157-158. Dessie AS, Chen EH. PMID: 37040663.
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    5. The Standardized Letter of Evaluation: How We Perceive the Quiet Student. West J Emerg Med. 2023 Feb 27; 24(2):259-263. Quinn JK, Mongelluzzo J, Addo N, Nip A, Graterol J, Chen EH. PMID: 36976603; PMCID: PMC10047751.
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    6. An Injury Mitigation Program Highlights the Importance of Adhering to Current Infection Control Policies. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022 Nov; 48(11):609-611. Chen EH, Addo N, Cohen G. PMID: 35970726; PMCID: PMC9283124.
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    7. Helping the learner to deal with microaggressions in the workplace: Individual, programmatic, and institutional-level responses. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Sep; 5(Suppl 1):S140-S143. Miller DT, Chen EH. PMID: 34616989; PMCID: PMC8480475.
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    8. Can COVID-19 Cause You to Skip a Beat? Ann Emerg Med. 2021 08; 78(2):271-273. Breyre A, Tabas J, Chen EH. PMID: 34325861; PMCID: PMC8313429.
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    9. Caring for Transgender Patients: Complications of Gender-Affirming Genital Surgeries. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 09; 78(3):409-415. Hanley K, Wittenberg H, Gurjala D, Safir MH, Chen EH. PMID: 34148664.
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    10. Financial Incentives to Enhance Participation of Resident Physicians in Hospital-Based Quality Improvement Projects. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021 09; 47(9):545-555. Chen EH, Losak MJ, Hernandez A, Addo N, Huen W, Mercer MP. PMID: 34023276.
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    11. Shared Decision Making for the Emergency Provider: Engaging Patients When Seconds Count. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 08 20; 16:10936. Kanzaria HK, Chen EH. PMID: 32875088; PMCID: PMC7449574.
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    12. An Institutional Approach to Fostering Inclusion and Addressing Racial Bias: Implications for Diversity in Academic Medicine. Teach Learn Med. 2020 Jan-Mar; 32(1):110-116. Diaz T, Navarro JR, Chen EH. PMID: 31566010.
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    13. Embracing FOAM as an Academic Community. AEM Educ Train. 2019 Oct; 3(4):396-397. Munz N, Chen EH. PMID: 31637358; PMCID: PMC6795363.
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    14. L&D in the ED: A Game-Based Approach to Learning High-Risk Obstetric Emergencies. MedEdPORTAL. 2019 03 15; 15:10815. Silverio LM, Chen EH. PMID: 31139734; PMCID: PMC6489376.
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    15. Does the Flipped Classroom Improve Learning in Graduate Medical Education? J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 9(4):491-496. Riddell J, Jhun P, Fung CC, Comes J, Sawtelle S, Tabatabai R, Joseph D, Shoenberger J, Chen E, Fee C, Swadron SP. PMID: 28824764; PMCID: PMC5559246.
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    16. Dissemination and Implementation of Shared Decision Making Into Clinical Practice: A Research Agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 12; 23(12):1368-1379. Kanzaria HK, Booker-Vaughns J, Itakura K, Yadav K, Kane BG, Gayer C, Lin G, LeBlanc A, Gibson R, Chen EH, Williams P, Carpenter CR. PMID: 27561951.
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    17. The Role of Education in the Implementation of Shared Decision Making in Emergency Medicine: A Research Agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 12; 23(12):1362-1367. Chen EH, Kanzaria HK, Itakura K, Booker-Vaughns J, Yadav K, Kane BG. PMID: 27442908.
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    18. TF9 Video Self-Assessment: Describing Resident Experience. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Oct 1; 68(4):s153-s154. Madia MV, Mongelluzzo MJ, Chen CE, Fee FC, O'Sullivan OP. .
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    19. Low Back Pain in the Emergency Medicine Department: A Flipped Classroom Module. MedEdPORTAL. 2016 Sep 23; 12:10458. Riddell JC, Sawtelle S, Jhun P, Comes J, Tabatabai R, Joseph D, Shoenberger J, Chen E, Fee C, Swadron S. PMID: 31008236; PMCID: PMC6464443.
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    20. Research Priorities in the Utilization and Interpretation of Diagnostic Imaging: Education, Assessment, and Competency. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 22(12):1447-54. Lewiss RE, Chan W, Sheng AY, Soto J, Castro A, Meltzer AC, Cherney A, Kumaravel M, Cody D, Chen EH. PMID: 26568277.
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    21. Top 10 ideas to improve your bedside teaching in a busy emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2015 Jan; 32(1):76-7. Green GM, Chen EH. PMID: 25239953.
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    22. Appropriate Use of Telemetry Monitoring in Hospitalized Patients. Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports. 2014 Mar 1; 2(1):52-56. Chen CE. .
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    23. Poor sensitivity of a modified Alvarado score in adults with suspected appendicitis. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Aug; 62(2):126-31. Meltzer AC, Baumann BM, Chen EH, Shofer FS, Mills AM. PMID: 23623557.
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    24. Assessing systems-based practice. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 19(12):1366-71. Chen EH, O'Sullivan PS, Pfennig CL, Leone K, Kessler CS. PMID: 23240886.
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    25. Gastrointestinal Bleeding. . 2012 Jan 1; 967-970. Mills MA, Chen CE. .
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    26. Bite Injuries. . 2012 Jan 1; 326-330. Chen CE. .
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    27. B2M. . 2012 Jan 1; 281-281. Chaubey CV, Laupland LK, Colwell CC, Soriya SG, Magder MS, Ball BJ, DiCocco DJ, Fabian FT, Moran MG, Easton-Carr ER, Moran MG, Easton-Carr ER, Moran MG, Easton-Carr ER, Moran MG, Easton-Carr ER, Moran MG, Easton-Carr ER, Moran MG, Easton-Carr ER, Squara SP, Burkhoff BD, Dembinski DR, Chen CE, Yeoman YA, Wendon WJ, Frykberg FE, Chou CJ, Lim LT, Lee LA, Mody MC, Ouellet OG, Leblanc LM, Levi LM, O’Neill OJ, de Pont dA, Biffl BW, Mechem MC, Velez VA, Tomblyn TM, Honda HH, Warren WD, Widdel WL, Beauchamp BK, Donati DS, Papazian PL, Chalmers CJ, Hill HA, Moore ML, Muscedere MJ, Baker BC, Al-Tawfiq AJ, Memish MZ, Roy RA, Murray MP, Anjaria AD, Deitch DE, Anjaria AD, Deitch DE, Mecott MG, Jeschke JM, Al-Mousawi AA, Herndon HD, Sanford SA, Gamelli GR, Dibildox DM, Jeschke JM, Herndon HD, Akers AK, Murray MC, Sanford SA, Gamelli GR, Glasser GJ, Murray MC, Luna LC, Capdevila CA, Hogan HB, Murray MC. .
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    28. Gag Reflex. . 2012 Jan 1; 961-963. Bensard BD, Beauchamp BK, Hurt HR, McClave MS, Mills MA, Chen CE, Wester WJ, Conneely CJ, Sugrue SM, Salcedo SE, Schwab SC, Gonzalez GE, Moore ME, Mount MP, Savige SJ, Weitzel WL, Wischmeyer WP, Fröberg FM, Wernerman WJ, Gaieski GD, Goyal GM, Lareau LS, Beigi BR, Dominguez DJ, Coopersmith CC, Beigi BR. .
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    29. Abdominal pain in special populations. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2011 May; 29(2):449-58, x. Chen EH, Mills AM. PMID: 21515187.
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    30. Patient perceptions of computed tomographic imaging and their understanding of radiation risk and exposure. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 58(1):1-7.e2. Baumann BM, Chen EH, Mills AM, Glaspey L, Thompson NM, Jones MK, Farner MC. PMID: 21146900.
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    31. Abdominal pain: a survey of clinically important outcomes for future research. CJEM. 2010 Nov; 12(6):485-90. Mills AM, Dean AJ, Hollander JE, Chen EH. PMID: 21073774.
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    32. Complications of percutaneous procedures. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Sep; 29(7):802-10. Chen EH, Nemeth A. PMID: 20674222.
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    33. The impact of crowding on time until abdominal CT interpretation in emergency department patients with acute abdominal pain. Postgrad Med. 2010 Jan; 122(1):75-81. Mills AM, Baumann BM, Chen EH, Zhang KY, Glaspey LJ, Hollander JE, Pines JM. PMID: 20107291.
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    34. The association between emergency department crowding and analgesia administration in acute abdominal pain patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Jul; 16(7):603-8. Mills AM, Shofer FS, Chen EH, Hollander JE, Pines JM. PMID: 19549018.
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    35. The association between physician risk tolerance and imaging use in abdominal pain. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Jun; 27(5):552-7. Pines JM, Hollander JE, Isserman JA, Chen EH, Dean AJ, Shofer FS, Mills AM. PMID: 19497460.
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    36. Is subcutaneous administration of rapid-acting insulin as effective as intravenous insulin for treating diabetic ketoacidosis? Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Feb; 53(2):259-63. Mazer M, Chen E. PMID: 19177639.
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    37. Inter-rater reliability of historical data collected by non-medical research assistants and physicians in patients with acute abdominal pain. West J Emerg Med. 2009 Feb; 10(1):30-6. Mills AM, Dean AJ, Shofer FS, Hollander JE, McCusker CM, Keutmann MK, Chen EH. PMID: 19561765; PMCID: PMC2672296.
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    38. Gender disparity in analgesic treatment of emergency department patients with acute abdominal pain. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 May; 15(5):414-8. Chen EH, Shofer FS, Dean AJ, Hollander JE, Baxt WG, Robey JL, Sease KL, Mills AM. PMID: 18439195.
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    39. Derivation of a clinical prediction rule for evaluating patients with abdominal pain and diarrhea. Am J Emerg Med. 2008 May; 26(4):450-3. Chen EH, Shofer FS, Dean AJ, Hollander JE, Robey JL, Sease KL, Mills AM. PMID: 18410814.
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    40. Resident exposure to critical patients in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Nov; 23(11):774-8. Chen EH, Cho CS, Shofer FS, Mills AM, Baren JM. PMID: 18007206.
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    41. Does the Addition of Tamsulosin to Outpatient Analgesic Therapy Enhance Spontaneous Stone Passage in Patients With Uncomplicated Distal Ureteral Stones?. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2007 Nov 1; 50(5):564-568. Buehler BG, Mills MA, Chen CE. .
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    42. Emergency physicians do not use more resources to evaluate obese patients with acute abdominal pain. Am J Emerg Med. 2007 Oct; 25(8):925-30. Chen EH, Shofer FS, Hollander JE, Robey JL, Sease KL, Mills AM. PMID: 17920978.
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    43. In reply. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2007 Jul 1; 50(1):92-93. Chen CE, Sareen SA. .
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    44. Is screening radiography necessary to detect retained foreign bodies in adequately explored superficial glass-caused wounds? Ann Emerg Med. 2008 May; 51(5):666-7. Weinberger LN, Chen EH, Mills AM. PMID: 17588705.
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    45. When do patients need admission to a telemetry bed? J Emerg Med. 2007 Jul; 33(1):53-60. Chen EH, Hollander JE. PMID: 17630076.
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    46. Gender Bias in Opiate Administration for Acute Abdominal Pain. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2007 May 1; 14(5 Supplement 1):s59-s59. Mills MA, Hollander HJ, Shofer SF, Robey RJ, Baxt BW, Chen CE. .
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    47. Do children require ECG evaluation and inpatient telemetry after household electrical exposures? Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Jan; 49(1):64-7. Chen EH, Sareen A. PMID: 17141143.
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    48. The impact of a concurrent trauma alert evaluation on time to head computed tomography in patients with suspected stroke. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Mar; 13(3):349-52. Chen EH, Mills AM, Lee BY, Robey JL, Zogby KE, Shofer FS, Reilly PM, Hollander JE. PMID: 16495426.
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    49. Defining the outcomes of risk stratification studies of ED patients with chest pain: the marginal value of adding revascularization to the composite end point. Am J Emerg Med. 2005 Nov; 23(7):848-51. Chen EH, Sites F, Shofer FS, Hollander JE. PMID: 16291439.
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    50. Is it necessary to admit low-risk patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome to inpatient telemetry beds? Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Nov; 46(5):440-4. Chen EH, Mills AM. PMID: 16278971.
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    51. Are blood cultures necessary in adults with cellulitis? Ann Emerg Med. 2005 May; 45(5):548-9. Mills AM, Chen EH. PMID: 15855955.
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    52. Arterial blood gas analysis: are its values needed for the management of diabetic ketoacidosis? Ann Emerg Med. 2005 May; 45(5):550-1. Kreshak A, Chen EH. PMID: 15855956.
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    53. Inadequate Exposure to Patients in the Pediatric Emergency Department - In Reply. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2005 Apr 1; 12(4):383-383. Chen CE, Baren BJ. .
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    54. Emergency medicine resident rotation in pediatric emergency medicine: what kind of experience are we providing? Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Jul; 11(7):771-3. Chen EH, Shofer FS, Baren JM. PMID: 15231469.
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