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May Wanru Chen, M.D.

May Wanru Chen, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Female

Languages: English, Mandarin, Shanghai

Expertise

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, Pediatrics ...read more

Research Interests

Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy; Brain Injury; Neuroprotections; Near-infrared Spectroscopy ...read more

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5259 | Fax: 410-955-0298

Background

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2012)

Residencies

  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)

Fellowships

  • Pediatrics and Neonatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine) (2020)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2015)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

May Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Her primary research interests are therapeutic interventions for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in an animal model working with her mentor, Jennifer Lee Summers (anesthesiology), and in collaboration with Lee Martin (pathology/neuroscience). She received the Thrasher Early Career Award Program Grant in 2019 to study caffeine as a novel neurotherapeutic for neonatal HIE and further mitochondrial mechanisms in HIE. Additionally, Dr. Chen’s clinical interests are in the use of noninvasive monitoring strategies for the neonate, such as near-infrared spectroscopy and ultrasound. She is currently developing the NICU point-of-care ultrasound program with Dr. Gontasz.

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