Dr. J-T Tina Chen is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist who cares for seriously ill patients and supports their loved ones in the intensive care unit (ICU). She specializes in treating acute respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (impaired breathing due to inflammation in the lungs), sepsis (a life-threatening response to infection) and septic shock (dangerously low blood pressure resulting from sepsis). Believing that critical care is best delivered by a team, she helps coordinate care among various specialty services.
Chen's research focuses on improving care delivery in the ICU. She has worked to develop national standardized practices on managing shock and measures compliance to care guidelines in the ICU through data analysis.
Chen earned her medical degree and a master's degree in clinical research methods at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at New York – Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Prior to joining UCSF, she worked at the Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she was the director of the medical intensive care unit.