Lea Ann Chen, MD

Physician Profile

Lea Ann Chen, MDDr. Lea Ann Chen is an Instructor in Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and is an attending gastroenterologist at Bellevue Hospital and at Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Chen’s clinical practice is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and in the use of fecal microbial transplant to treat recurrent or refractory C difficile infection. Dr. Chen's research interests include inflammatory bowel disease as well as the “gut microbiome”—or the community of bacteria that are present in the gastrointestinal system—and its relationship to the potential prevention and treatment of disease.

Dr. Chen is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association, and has published several papers and a book chapter on topics such as inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer screening, and gastrointestinal bacteria.

Dr. Chen received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and her fellowship in Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Practice Focus:
Crohn’s disease
Fecal microbial transplant
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Ulcerative colitis
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Upper endoscopy (EGD)

NYU Langone Medical Center
Ambulatory Care Center
240 East 38 Street
Floor 23
New York, NY 10016

Appointments: Call 212-263-3095

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