Chen, Innie

Innie Chen

 

Dr. Innie Chen MD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Research Chair in Reproductive Population Health and Health Services, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Investigator, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Contact Information

The Ottawa Hospital, Riverside Campus
Shirley E. Greenberg Women's Health Centre
1967 Riverside Drive Room
Ottawa, ON K1H 7W9
Phone: 613-737-8899 ext 81740

Biography

Dr. Innie Chen is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Research Chair in Reproductive Population Health and Health Services in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and a Clinical Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  Following her medical training at the University of British Columbia and residency specialist training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alberta, she completed a Fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Endometriosis, and Pelvic Pain, as well as a Master of Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She currently works at the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre at the Ottawa Hospital, where she has a subspecialty practice for women with complex gynecologic conditions and offers minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic surgery options. Dr. Chen is a national leader in gynecologic surgical research. Her research on hysterectomy surgical practice in Canada is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Ontario Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation and has resulted in key partnerships with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Research Interests

Dr. Innie Chen is currently leading national collaborations and partnering with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information to study the practice of hysterectomy within Canada using population-based epidemiologic approaches. Her research is focused on issues surrounding equity of surgical care, surgical safety, and healthcare utilization for women with common uterine diseases, and it seeks to raise the quality of care for women’s gynecologic health.

  • Diseases Studied: Menstrual disorders, endometriosis, fibroids, chronic pelvic pain; relationship of gynecologic diseases on birth outcomes; surgical quality of care
  • Patient Population: Women with common, noncancerous conditions
  • Methodologic expertise: Use of population-based databases, systematic reviews

 

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