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Jonathan Chen MD


Dr. Chen is the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Co-Director of the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His clinical research has primarily been directed toward surgical issues in complex congenital heart care and cardiac transplantation (focusing on advances with operative techniques, outcomes research and transplantation for congenital heart disease), with a particular emphasis on the development of mechanical ventricular assist devices for children, as well as stem-cell based valved conduits for pediatric application.

The Cardiac Center at CHOP cares for babies prior to birth, infants, children, and young adults with congenital and acquired heart conditions.

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