Staff physician, Minimally Invasive Gynecology Group, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care; Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa; Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
Room: The Ottawa Hospital, Riverside Campus, Shirley E. Greenberg Women's Health Centre, 1967 Riverside Drive , Ottawa, ON K1H 7W9
Office: 613-737-8899 ext. 81740
- uOttawa Affiliation: Associate Professor, Clinical Research Chair in Reproductive Population Health and Health Services, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
- OHRI Affiliation: Associate Scientist, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
- TOH: Staff Physician, Minimally Invasive Gynecology Group, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care
Dr. Innie Chen, MD, MPH, FRCSC 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
- Dr. Innie Chen is an Associate 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 an Associate Scientist 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.
Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. Innie Chen believes that patient education and shared decision-making are the keys to finding the optimal treatment options for each woman she cares for.
- Chen I, Allaire C, Singh S, Vilos G. Medical adjuncts for the surgical management of uterine fibroids. Leiomyomas: Risk Factors, Clinical Manifestations and Treatment Options. 2015. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
- Yong PJ, Chen I, Allaire C, Williams C. Choosing the right surgery for endometriosis and pelvic pain. In: Endometriosis: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Management. 2013.Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
- Yong PJ, Chen I, Allaire C, Williams C. Surgery for pelvic pain in endometriosis. In: Pain Management Yearbook. 2013. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
- Russo M, Suen M, Bedaiwy, Chen I [senior author].Uterine Fibroids and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: A Systematic Review. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2016 Jul-Aug;23(5):702-6.
- Lisonkova S, Lavery JA, Ananth CV, Chen I, Muraca G, Cundiff GW, Joseph KS. Temporal trends in obstetric trauma and inpatient surgery for pelvic organ prolapse: An age-period-cohort analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2016 Feb 17.
- Gale J, Cameron C, Chen I, Guo Y, Singh S.Increasing Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: A Canadian Academic Health Centre Experience.Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2015 Dec 4. [In-Press; Epub ahead of print]
- Chen I, Yong P, Williams C, Allaire C. Evaluating a multidisciplinary chronic pelvic pain clinic: Application of the RE-AIM framework. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2015; 37(9): 804-9.
- Chen I, Jhangri G, Lacasse M, Kumar M, Chandra S. Relationship between interpregnancy interval and adverse perinatal outcomes in Northern Alberta. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2015;37(7):598-605.
- Chen I, Hopkins L, Firth B, Boucher J, Singh SS. Incidence of Tissue Morcellation during Surgery for Uterine Sarcoma at a Canadian Academic Centre. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2015; 37(5): 421–42.
- Singh SS, Bougie O, Arendas K, Vilos G, Allaire C, Laberge PY, Leyland N, Chen I, Murji A. Morcellation in Canada: Perspectives on Current Practices and Future Implications. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2015 Nov-Dec;22(7):1142-4.
- Vilos GA, Allaire C, Laberge PY, Leyland N; Special Contributors, Vilos AG, Murji A, Chen I.The management of uterine leiomyomas. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2015; 37(2): 157-81.
- Tsoi B, Blackhouse G, Ferrazzi S, Reade CJ, Chen I, Goeree R.Incorporating ulipristal acetate in the care of symptomatic uterine fibroids: a Canadian cost-utility analysis of pharmacotherapy management. Clinicoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2015; 7: 213-25.
- Bougie O, Lortie K, Shenassa H, Chen I, Singh SS. Treatment of Asherman's syndrome in an outpatient hysteroscopy setting. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2015; 22(3): 446-50.
- Agarwal S, Fraser MA, Chen I, Singh SS. Dienogest for the treatment of deep endometriosis: Case report and literature review. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 2015; 41(2): 309-13.
- Fraser MA, Agarwal S, Chen I, Singh SS.Routine vs. expert-guided transvaginal ultrasound in the diagnosis of endometriosis: A retrospective review. Abdominal Imaging. 2015; 40(3): 587-94.
- Chen I, Lisonkova S, Allaire C, Williams C, Yong P, Joseph KS. Routes of hysterectomy in women with benign uterine disease in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care regions: a retrospective cohort analysis. CMAJ Open. 2014 Oct 1;2(4):E273-80.
- Chen I, Lisonkova S, Joseph K, Williams C, Yong P, Allaire C. Laparoscopic versus abdominal myomectomy: practice patterns and healthcare utilization in British Columbia. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2014; 36(9): 817-21.
- Chen I, Jhangri G, Chandra S. Retrospective cohort study of the association between interpregnancy interval and congenital anomalies in Alberta. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014; 210(6): 564.
- Chen I, Bajzak K, Guo Y, Singh SS. A national survey of endoscopic practice among gynaecologists in Canada. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada. 2012; 34(3): 257-263.
- Chen I, Motan T, Kiddoo D. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist in Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2011; 18(3): 303-309.
- Chen I, Chandra S, Singh A, Kumar M, Jain V, Turnell R. Successful Outcome with Intrauterine Transfusion in Non-immune Hydrops Fetalis Secondary to Congenital Syphilis. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2010; 32(9): 861-865.
- Magee LA, Yong PJ, Espinosa V, Côté AM, Chen I, von Dadelszen P. Expectant management of severe preeclampsia remote from term: a structured systematic review. Hypertension in Pregnancy. 2009; 28(3): 312-47.