Helen Chen, M.D.

Positions:
  • Chief Medical Officer, Hebrew SeniorLife
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Biography

Helen Chen, M.D., joined Hebrew SeniorLife in August 2013 and serves as HSL’s chief medical officer.  As a geriatrician, Dr. Chen has a passion for improving care for older adults both at the individual and healthcare system levels. Prior to joining HSL, Dr. Chen was the chief medical officer for the Center for Elders’ Independence, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elders, and the director of Geriatrics and Extended Care at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, where she directed clinical geriatrics services across the continuum of care for Veterans residing in northern California. 

Dr. Chen completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University, and her medical residency and geriatrics fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco.  She is an alumna of the California Healthcare Foundation’s Leadership Fellowship program and is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. She currently serves on the admissions and readmissions committee of the National Quality Forum and the American Board of Internal Medicine’s geriatrics examination subcommittee.

Education

Medical School (1989): Brown University
Residency and Fellowships (1989-2009): University of California, San Francisco

Certifications

Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Palliative Care by the American Board of Internal Medicine