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Teresa Katie Chen, M.D., M.H.S.

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Assistant Professor of Medicine


Expertise: Chronic Kidney Disease, Nephrology

Research Interests: Chronic kidney disease; Epidemiology; APOL1

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


4940 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Phone: 410-550-2820

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Teresa Chen is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Chen received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and her master's degree in clinical epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital and fellowship in nephrology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Her clinical and research interests include chronic kidney disease and its complications. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2006)


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Internal Medicine (2009)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Nephrology (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / General Internal Medicine (2009)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Examination of Potential Modifiers of the Association of APOL1 Alleles with CKD Progression. Chen TK, Choi MJ, Kao WH, Astor BC, Scialla JJ, Appel LJ, Li L, Lipkowitz MS, Wolf M, Parekh RS, Winkler CA, Estrella MM, Crews DC. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2015; 10(12):2128-35. PubMed [journal]PMID: 26430087 PMCID: PMC4670769

Longitudinal changes in hematocrit in hypertensive chronic kidney disease: results from the African-American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK). Chen TK, Estrella MM, Astor BC, Greene T, Wang X, Grams ME, Appel LJ. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. 2015; 30(8):1329-35. PubMed [journal]PMID: 25817226 PMCID: PMC4513895

APOL1 risk variants and death among African American hemodialysis patients: survival of the fittest? Chen TK, Estrella MM. Kidney international. 2016; 90(2):249-52. PubMed [journal]PMID: 27418089

The evolving science of apolipoprotein-L1 and kidney disease. Chen TK, Estrella MM, Parekh RS. Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension. 2016; 25(3):217-25. PubMed [journal]PMID: 27023839

Top 10 developments in lupus nephritis. Chen TK, Fine DM. Current rheumatology reports. 2013; 15(9):358. PubMed [journal]PMID: 23893235

Chen TK, Estrella MM, Vittinghoff E, Lin F, Gutierrez OM, Kramer H, Lewis CE, Kopp JB, Allen NB, Winkler CA, Bibbins-Domingo KB, Peralta CA. APOL1 genetic variants are not associated with longitudinal blood pressure in young black adults. Kidney Int 2017; 92: 964-971.

Chen TK, Appel LJ, Grams ME, Tin A, Choi MJ, Lipkowitz MS, Winkler CA, Estrella MM. APOL1 Risk Variants and Cardiovascular Disease: Results from the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK). Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2017; 37: 1765-1769.

Chen TK, Tin A, Peralta CA, Appel LJ, Choi MJ, Lipkowitz MS, Winkler CA, Estrella MM. APOL1 Risk Variants, Incident Proteinuria, and Subsequent eGFR Decline in Blacks with Hypertension-Attributed CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2017; 12: 1771-1777.

Activities & Honors


  • 2017 W.H. Linda Kao Scholar Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • American Society of Nephrology
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • American Heart Association

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