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Lee-Lynn Chen, M.D.

Lee-Lynn Chen, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology 
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Anesthesia Director, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

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University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry - 2001

  • UCSF - Anesthesiology 2005
  • UCSF - Critical Care 2006
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Lee-lynn Chen is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UCSF covering the Parnassus/Mount Zion/Mission Bay campuses. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester. He completed his Anesthesia residency and critical care fellowship at UCSF. Since joining the faculty, he has focused his efforts on medical student and resident education as well as quality improvement and patient safety. Besides leading the educational efforts at Mission Bay hospital, he is intricately involved in simulation courses ranging from teaching basic skills to more advanced crisis resource management skills. In addition, Dr. Chen is the lead physician developing a peri-operative surgical home at UCSF. Over the past year, he has led the colorectal enhanced recovery pathway efforts at Mount Zion/Mission Bay. Recently, other services including gyn/oncology and urology have expressed interest and have started similar enhanced recovery pathways for their divisions.

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Surgery Grand Rounds - 9/28/2016

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  1. Craig AD, Garcia E, Peters PN, Chen LM, Chapman JS. Primary treatment of advanced ovarian cancer: how does the 'real world' practice? Future Oncol. 2021 Aug 26. View in PubMed
  2. McNally L, Rabban JT, Poder L, Chetty S, Ueda S, Chen LM. Differentiating complete hydatidiform mole and coexistent fetus and placental mesenchymal dysplasia: A series of 9 cases and review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2021 Aug; 37:100811. View in PubMed
  3. Swanson M, Nakalembe M, Chen LM, Ueda S, Namugga J, Nakisige C, Huchko MJ. Surgical candidacy and treatment initiation among women with cervical cancer at public referral hospitals in Kampala, Uganda: a descriptive cohort study. BMJ Open. 2020 12 12; 10(12):e039946. View in PubMed
  4. Atallah M, Cooper B, Muñoz RF, Paul SM, Anguera J, Levine JD, Hammer M, Wright F, Chen LM, Melisko M, Conley YP, Miaskowski C, Dunn LB. Psychological Symptoms and Stress Are Associated With Decrements in Attentional Function in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy. Cancer Nurs. 2020 Sep/Oct; 43(5):402-410. View in PubMed
  5. Sinha S, Lazar A, Lam A, Anderson EM, Chen LM, Hsu IJ, Yoshida EJ. Adjuvant radiation followed by chemotherapy is associated with improved overall survival in endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 10; 159(1):30-35. View in PubMed
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