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45th Annual Scientific Meeting
Looking Forward: Achieving Excellence in Gynecologic Surgery for Ourselves, our Learners and our Patients
March 31 - April 3, 2019 | JW Starr Pass | Tucson, Arizona


Featured ProgrammingPG Courses | Academic RoundtablesMentorship for Career Development


Mentorship for Career Development | Grace Chen, MD

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Grace Chen is currently an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in the department of gynecology and obstetrics specializing in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. In addition to clinical and surgical responsibilities, Dr. Chen also incorporates educating students, residents, and fellows into her practice. She has received numerous teaching awards and serves as a mentor for students, residents, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellows. She also developed and now leads the Johns Hopkins Global Health Leadership Program which is an interprofessional global health learning experience for medical, nursing, and public health students.

Dr. Chen is also active in scientific research, specifically in obstetric fistula and global health, and in surgical skills assessment and surgical education. She received training specifically in the care of obstetric fistula patients and fistula surgery in Ethiopia and has worked with local health ministries and international agencies such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on clinical and research initiatives aimed at caring for fistula patients and patients with other pelvic floor disorders in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She is currently involved in clinical, research, and educational programs in the United States, India, and Rwanda. She is well published in peer reviewed medical journals and has also contributed to several book chapters. This has also led to presentations at national and international meetings and leadership roles in national and international organizations including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Urogynecologic Society, the International Urogynecological Association, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.

More recently, she is a part of the ACOG global operations advisory group and is developing a simulation course designed to better prepare senior obgyn residents (3rd or 4th year residents) and faculty with limited global health experience for work in lower- resource settings.