Daniel Chen, MD, MSc
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, New York University School of Medicine
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Chen, MD, MSc, Medicine/GIM, is a clinician-educator whose scholarship focuses on evaluation and measurement of medical student empathy. He serves as an assistant dean for student affairs and course director for the Research Elective in Biomedical Sciences. He mentors medical residents and students regularly and teaches medical students rotating through internal medicine clerkship. Dr. Chen has made instrumental contributions to medical education in establishing and advancing the study of empathy among medical students. He was one of the first researchers to use the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy and his work demonstrating a decrease in medical student empathy has resulted in medical curriculum changes.

Assistant Dean
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Student Affairs

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Daniel Chen
03/01/2023 - 02/29/2024 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Daniel Chen
11/06/2017 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


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  1. Meisel JL, Chen DCR, Cohen GM, Bernard SA, Carmona H, Petrusa ER, Opole IO, Navedo D, Valtchinov VI, Nahas AH, Eiduson CM, Papps N. Listen Before You Auscultate: An Active-Learning Approach to Bedside Cardiac Assessment. MedEdPORTAL. 2023; 19:11362.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37915746; PMCID: PMC10615901; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11362;
  2. Li A, La J, May SB, Guffey D, da Costa WL, Amos CI, Bandyo R, Milner EM, Kurian KM, Chen DCR, Do NV, Granada C, Riaz N, Brophy MT, Chitalia V, Gaziano JM, Garcia DA, Carrier M, Flowers CR, Zakai NA, Fillmore NR. Derivation and Validation of a Clinical Risk Assessment Model for Cancer-Associated Thrombosis in Two Unique US Health Care Systems. J Clin Oncol. 2023 Jun 01; 41(16):2926-2938.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36626707; PMCID: PMC10431461; DOI: 10.1200/JCO.22.01542;
  3. Livingston NA, Davenport M, Head M, Henke R, LeBeau LS, Gibson TB, Banducci AN, Sarpong A, Jayanthi S, Roth C, Camacho-Cook J, Meng F, Hyde J, Mulvaney-Day N, White M, Chen DC, Stein MD, Weisberg R. The impact of COVID-19 and rapid policy exemptions expanding on access to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD): A nationwide Veterans Health Administration cohort study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109678.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36368167; PMCID: PMC9624112; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109678;
  4. Elbers DC, Fillmore NR, Sung FC, Ganas SS, Prokhorenkov A, Meyer C, Hall RB, Ajjarapu SJ, Chen DC, Meng F, Grossman RL, Brophy MT, Do NV. The Veterans Affairs Precision Oncology Data Repository, a Clinical, Genomic, and Imaging Research Database. Patterns (N Y). 2020 Sep 11; 1(6):100083.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33205130; PMCID: PMC7660389; DOI: 10.1016/j.patter.2020.100083;
  5. Fillmore N, Ramos-Cejudo J, Cheng D, Tuck DP, Sheikh AR, Chen D, Elbers D, Sung FC, Johnson B, Shannon C, Pierce-Murray K, Gaynor K, Dedomenico C, Schiller S, Ajjarapu S, Hall R, Ayandeh S, Meng F, Brophy MT, Do N. A predictive model for survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) based on electronic health record (EHR) and tumor sequencing data at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2019; 37(15):109.
  6. Casas RS, Xuan Z, Jackson AH, Stanfield LE, Harvey NC, Chen DC. Associations of medical student empathy with clinical competence. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Apr; 100(4):742-747.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27856065; DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.11.006;
  7. Schueler SA, Shet NS, Stienstra N, Chen DC. A Masked Case of Vancomycin-induced Immune Thrombocytopenia. Am J Med Sci. 2016 Jun; 351(6):636.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27238931; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjms.2016.03.005;
  8. Chen DC, Kirshenbaum DS, Yan J, Kirshenbaum E, Aseltine RH. Characterizing changes in student empathy throughout medical school. Med Teach. 2012; 34(4):305-11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22455699; DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2012.644600;
  9. Chen DC, Pahilan ME, Orlander JD. Comparing a self-administered measure of empathy with observed behavior among medical students. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Mar; 25(3):200-2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20013070; PMCID: PMC2839329; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-009-1193-4;
  10. Chen D, Lew R, Hershman W, Orlander J. A cross-sectional measurement of medical student empathy. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Oct; 22(10):1434-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 17653807; PMCID: PMC2305857; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-007-0298-x;
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medical student attitudes
medical student empathy

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