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Victor Chen, M.D.

Po-Hung Chen, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Acute or Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Acute Viral Hepatitis, Alcoholic Liver Disease, Alpha 1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency, Ascites, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Benign Liver Lesions, Bile Duct Disease, Cholangiocarcinoma, Cholestatic Liver Diseases of Childhood, Cirrhosis, Clinical Gastroenterology, Elevated Liver Tests, Esophageal varices (Enlarged Veins), Fatty Liver, Gastroenterology, Hemangiomas, Hemochromatosis, Hepatic (Liver) Adenoma, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatology, Hepatomegaly (Enlarged Liver), Jaundice, Live Donor Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Cysts, Liver Disease, Liver Injury, Liver Mass, Liver Test Abnormalities, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplant Evaluation, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), Pediatric Liver Transplant, Primary Biliary Cholangitis, Sclerosing Cholangitis more

Research Interests

Alcohol-associated Liver Disease; Alcohol Use Disorder; Liver Transplantation; Epidemiology; Causal Inference; Qualitative Research; Health Economics/Outcomes more


Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

2360 W. Joppa Road
Joppa Concourse Suite 205
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-933-7495 | Fax: 410-367-2482

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
GI Clinic, A Building, 5th floor
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0790


Dr. Chen specializes in general and transplant hepatology. His academic research applies epidemiologic, causal inference, and qualitative methodologies to address high-impact topics in clinical hepatology. In particular, he studies alcohol use disorder, alcohol-associated liver disease, and transplantation. Dr. Chen has presented his work in many medical journals and digestive/liver disease scientific conferences.

Currently, Dr. Chen is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also completed the certificate program in Public Health Economics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2021. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Emory University School of Medicine (2007)


  • Internal Medicine; Duke University School of Medicine (2010)


  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Transplant Hepatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) (2013)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2010)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Transplant Hepatology) (2016)

Research & Publications

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Mind and Brain
    Duke University Talent Identification Program
    2002 - 2002
  • Genes to Society - Gastroenterology/Hepatology
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Inpatient Gastroenterology Service
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    2013 - 2014
  • Inpatient Hepatology Service

Activities & Honors


  • Clinical Vignette Award, American College of Gastroenterology/AstraZeneca, 2011
  • Presidential Poster Award, American College of Gastroenterology, 2011
  • Grand Prize, Board Review Question of the Week, American College of Gastroenterology, 2012 - 2013
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2013 - 2014
  • Poster of Distinction, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2018
  • KL2 Clinical Research Scholar, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 2017 - 2020
  • Research Scholar Award, Gilead Sciences, 2020 - 2022
  • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2020 - 2020
  • K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2020 - 2025


  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2011
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2012
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 2016
  • Research Society on Alcoholism, 2020

Professional Activities

  • Continuing Medical Education Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2019 - 2021
  • Steering Committee, Alcohol-associated Liver Disease Special Interest Group, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2021 - 2023
  • Medical Safety Officer, Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network, 2021
  • Practice Guidelines Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2022 - 2024

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Fully covered self-expandable metallic stents for liver transplant-related biliary complications
    Speaker, Digestive Diseases Week, Orlando, Florida (05/01/2013)
    American Gastroenterological Association
  • Effects of chronic hepatitis C on pregnancy and perinatal outcomes
    Speaker, The Liver Meeting, Washington, DC (11/01/2013)
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Role of liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis: Should patients with acute alcoholic hepatitis be denied liver transplantation outright?
    Speaker, Digestive Diseases Week, Washington, DC (05/19/2015)
    American Gastroenterological Association
  • Psychosocial characteristics of patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis presenting for early liver transplantation evaluation
    Speaker, International Liver Transplantation Society 2019 Annual Congress, Toronto, Canada (05/01/2019)
    International Liver Transplantation Society
  • Alcoholic liver disease and liver transplantation
    Speaker, Medicine Grand Rounds (03/30/2018)
    MedStar Harbor Hospital

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Destigmatizing Liver Transplant for Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder, Inside Tract (Winter 2021)

During pandemic, hospitals see rise in alcohol-related liver disease, NBC News (July 17, 2021)

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