Jason Chen, D.O., practices integrative family medicine at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. As an integrative primary care physician, he is passionate about not just diagnosing and treating his patients'' diseases, but preventing them by identifying the underlying cause of their illness and empowering them to find their health by incorporating healing of their mind, body, and spirit. He seeks not only to practice high quality, holistic primary care medicine, but to improve and help his patients navigate the increasingly complex healthcare system itself. He is committed to meeting his patients wherever they are in their unique healthcare journey to help them find their optimum health wherever it may be; from the acutely sick to the chronically ill, from the inpatient to the outpatient, from the very sick patients who have multiple biopsychosocial comorbidities, to the essentially healthy patients who seek to maximize their quality of life. He believes in the body''s ability to heal itself and is committed to supporting the body''s self-healing, homeostatic processes because he believes that each and every body is fearfully and wonderfully made. Dr. Chen welcomes his patients to talk to him regarding their spirituality or faith if they so desire because he believes that true change comes from within.
Dr. Chen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA where he majored in Commerce and Cognitive Science. He then matriculated at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the founding osteopathic medical school, where he completed his medical school education. Dr. Chen completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He also completed the University of Pennsylvania Mindfulness Stress Reduction for Healthcare Providers course and the Harvard Medical School Structural Acupuncture for Physicians course in 2013. In addition, he was awarded an Arnold P. Gold research fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine where he designed and implemented a randomized controlled study investigating the effects of music on childrens’ perioperative recovery following same day surgery. He was also an Intramural Research Training Award fellow at the National Institutes of Health.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Chen built a successful academic integrative primary care practice at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he was privileged to teach medical students and residents in the inpatient and outpatient settings as clinical faculty and hospitalist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the nation’s oldest university-owned teaching hospital, and Chestnut Hill Hospital, a UPenn community hospital. Dr. Chen is an avid runner, enjoys playing piano, violin, and viola, swimming, tennis, yoga, tai chi, and spending time with his family and friends.