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Lei Chen

Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Contact Information

Lei Chen, MD, MHS, BS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States



My academic interests pertain to applying new technologies to improve the care of acutely ill and injured children, both here in New Haven and across the globe. To that end I have taught trainees from Africa and Asia, often with a portable ultrasound in-tow.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Fellow
    Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital (2004)
  • Fellow
    Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital (2001)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital (2000)
  • MD
    New York University School of Medicine (1997)
  • BS
    California Institute of Technology (1992)


  • Volunteering during measles epidemic
    Apia, Upolu, Samoa 2019
    I provided medical care during the measles epidemic.
  • Residency Training
    Changsha, Hunan, China (2012-2020)
    I mentored Chinese physicians in creating their residency programs in various specialties
  • Human Resource for Health
    Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda (2012-2020)
    Since 2012 I have been involved with the Rwanda Ministry of Health in providing education and clinical care in Kigali, Rwanda

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