Ian Chen MD, PhD

Stanford University

Dr. Ian Chen is an Instructor (affiliated) of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and a staff cardiologist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He received his MD and PhD in Bioengineering from Stanford University, where he also completed additional clinical training in internal medicine and general cardiology. His research program aims to develop novel imaging, computational, stem cell, and single-cell transcriptomic techniques to elucidate both the common and differential mechanisms underlying aortic valve and coronary artery diseases, with the goal to eventually develop both disease- and patient-specific therapies. His current translational research focuses on using computed tomography angiography to clinically phenotype patients with these diseases, as well as induced pluripotent stem cells to model the mechanisms by which endothelial heterogeneity and dysfunction contribute to their disease pathogenesis.