Edward S Chen, M.D.

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  • Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Chinese, Mandarin


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sarcoidosis

Research Interests

Granulomatous inflammation; Bleomycin induced pulmonary fibrosis; Clinical and translational research in sarcoidosis ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3467
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2280
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Chen practices Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. His primary area of interest is sarcoidosis, and he has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis in all of its forms, and the management of consequences of this systemic disease.

The Sarcoidosis Clinic often serves to coordinate management of patients with multi-organ involvement with sarcoidosis, and to this end Dr. Chen actively maintains clinical and research collaborations with Cardiology, Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine, Neurology, and Ophthalmology.

Additionally, Dr. Chen participates as a Physician Champion in the Johns Hopkins Health System Epic project to improve the safety and quality of care of critically ill patients through optimization of the electronic medical record. His work involves developing systems-based approaches to complex management issues, including sepsis and severe alcohol withdrawal.

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  • Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit
  • Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1994)


  • Internal Medicine; New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (1997)


  • Pulmonary Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2003)
  • Pulmonary Diseases; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2003)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1997)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (2002)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Chen’s research focus has been on the etiopathogenesis of sarcoidosis, with a goal to identify mechanisms that drive disease activity. He has participated in the initial studies demonstrating an important role for antigens as a trigger of immune system activity in sarcoidosis. Additionally, he played an important role in the identification of serum amyloid A as an innate ligand that preferentially enhances and sustains inflammatory responses in sarcoidosis. Ongoing projects include a longitudinal study of immune system responses in pulmonary sarcoidosis, and the use of computer-assisted imaging to evaluate initial treatment of pulmonary sarcoidosis.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Research Contact
5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir
JHAAC Room 4A.60
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

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