Andrew Chen, MD
Carnegie Mellon University, Jefferson Medical College
Dr. Andrew Chen studied chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. During medical school he was an active member of JeffHOPE, a student organization serving homeless and displaced populations in the city. He was a patient advocate at ACTS shelter for women and children. Dr. Chen’s experiences at JeffHOPE and during multiple service trips to northwest Haiti reinforced his appreciation of the need for more physicians caring for underserved populations domestically and abroad. He initially trained in general surgery for two years at UPMC Mercy Hospital and then worked for a year in Ohio as an urgent care physician in the Lake Health system as he began his transition to family medicine. Dr. Chen was drawn to the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine because of its focus on underserved care in a wonderfully diverse patient population. Dr. Chen’s interests in family and community medicine include social justice, patient advocacy, patient education and preventive healthcare.