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Vivi Chen, M.D.


Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow, F32 Surgical Research Fellowship, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center



Research Interests

  • Health quality improvement
  • Health services
  • Palliative care


  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • MD, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • BS, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Awards and Activities

  • Association for Academic Surgery, 2020 - Present
  • American College of Surgeons, 2020 - Present
  • American Medical Association, 2015 - Present
  • Irving I. Lasky M.D. Memorial Award for Outstanding Research, 2019
  • Keck School of Medicine Travel Award for Research (Awarded biannually), 2017 - 2019

Dr. Chen's PubMed Link *

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