Faculty MEMBER

Dr. Joan Chen

Joan Chen, MD

University of Michigan

Dr. Joan Chen received her Bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University and her Medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at Northwestern University. During residency and fellowship, she conducted research studies in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) with Dr. Ikuo Hirano. After fellowship, she completed an additional advanced esophageal fellowship at Northwestern. She also completed a master’s degree in clinical investigation (MSCI) at the Northwestern School of Public Health.

Dr. Chen joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2013, where she is the director of esophageal motility. Her clinical and research interests include swallowing disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, and esophageal motility disorders. Recently, she participated in the development of the new Chicago Classification for esophageal motility disorders, the ACG guideline for clinical use of esophageal physiology testing, she is also the site PI for several EoE clinical trials.

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