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Serena H Chen MD

Serena H. Chen, MD

  • OB/GYN | Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
Languages Spoken English, Spanish
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    Dr Chen graduated from Brown University in Providence Rhode Island. She attended Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, where she caught her first baby and decided to become an Obstetrician Gynecologist (it was a very cute baby). She then trained in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Chen serves as Director for the Division of Reproductive Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Rutgers, UMDNJ Medical School and the St George’s University School of Medicine. She is honored that she has been voted by her peers to be a Top Doctor in the NJ Monthly survey, Castle Connelly, US News and World Report, Inside Jersey Magazine, and NY Magazine. She is also one of only a handful of reproductive endocrinologists recognized by Inside Jersey Magazine as a Top Doctor in Cancer Care for her work freezing eggs for cancer patients and raising physician and public awareness of OncoFertility and fertility preservation. Dr Chen loves empowering her patients with information and ideas about their mental and physical health in an interesting, accessible and practical way. She feels privileged to be at a program that is a leader in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), IUI, IVF, Single Embryo Transfer, LGBT family building, egg freezing and PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis), offering individualized counseling, advice and treatment for a wide spectrum of reproductive issues. She strongly supports her patients’ right to be informed and involved in their treatment decisions and is an advocate of access to reproductive care for all. Please follow her on Twitter and Instagram @DrSerenaHChen or visit her at www.sbivf.com.
    Clinical Expertise

    OB/GYN, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

  • Medical School

    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1988


    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA, 1989


    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA, 1992


    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1994


    Chen SH, Pascale C, Jackson M, Scvetecz MA, Cohen J. A limited survey-based uncontrolled follow-up study of children born after ooplasmic transplantation in a single centre. RBM Online. (2016) doi:10.1016/j.rbmo.2016.10.003

    Multiple authors: Letter to the Editor: Evidence Based ART. Human Reproduction, 2016 accepted for publication Scheiber MD, Chen SH..A Prospective Multicenter Study of Patients Undergoing Hysteroscopic Morcellation of Uterine Polyps and Myomas. Journal of Gynecologic Surgery, 2016;43(4):

    Bhalani V, Chang A, Adkins C, Chen SH, Scheiber M Fertility Outcomes After Hysteroscopic Morcellation of Intrauterine Leiomyomas and Polyps. J Reprod Med. 2016;61(4):327-335.

    Sims JA, Thomas KM, Hopwood CJ, Chen SH, Pascale C.Psychometric properties and norms for the Personality Assessment Inventory in egg donors and carriers. Journal of Personality Assessment, DOI:10.1080/00223891.2013.775137, 2013.

    Chen SH. The quest for a healthy work-life balance in State of the Specialty: 12 ObGyns describe critical challenges to their work. OBG Management. 2010 May;22(5):62

    Weghofer A, Munné S, Brannath W, Chen S, Tomkin G, Cekleniak N, Garrisi M, Barad D, Cohen J, Gleicher N. The impact of LH-containing gonadotropins on diploidy rates in preimplantation embryos: long protocol stimulation. Human Reproduction. 2008 Mar;23(3):499-503

    Munné S, Chen SH, Colls P, Garrisi J, Zheng X, Cekleniak N, Lenzi M, Hughes P, Fischer J, Garrisi M, Tomkin G, Cohen J. Maternal age, morphology, development and chromosome abnormalities in over 6000 cleavage-stage embryos. RBM Online.2007 May;14(5):628-34.

    Weghofer A, Munne S, Chen S, Barad D, Gleicher N. Lack of association between polycystic ovary syndrome and embryonic aneuploidy. Fertility and Sterility 2007 Oct;88(4):900-5.

    Munne S, Fischer J, Warner A, Chen S, Zouves C, Cohen J and the referring centers PGD group. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis significantly reduces pregnancy loss in infertile couples: A Multi-Center Study.Fertility and Sterility 85: 326-32, 2006.

    Munne S, Chen S, Fischer J, Colls P, Zheng X, Stevens J, Escudero T, Oter M, Schoolcraft B, Cohen J, Simpson JL. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis reduces pregnancy loss in women 35 and older with a history of recurrent miscarriages.Fertility and Sterility 84: 331-5, 2005.

    Munne S, Escudero T, Fischer J, Chen S, Hill J, Stelling JR, Estop A. Negligible interchromosomal effect in embryos of robertsonian translocation carriers. RBM Online 10(3):464-369, 2005.

    Chen SH, Escudero T, Cekleniak NA, Sable DB, Garrisi MG,Munne S,. Patterns of ovarian response to gonadotropin stimulation in female carriers of balanced translocation. Fertility and Sterility 83: 1504-1509, 2005.

    Chen SH, Munne S. Can preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) reduce the risk for recurrent pregnancy loss? Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology 23(21): 1-6, 2003.

    Preutthipan S, Chen SH, Tilly JL, Kugu K, Lareu RR, Dharmarajan AM. Inhibition of nitric oxidesynthesis potentiates apoptosis in the rabbit corpus luteum. RBM Online 9(3): 264-70, 2004.

    Chen SH, Escudero T, Sable DB. Recurrent first trimester pregnancy loss: Is preimplantation genetic diagnosis the answer? The Female Patient 27: 14-17, 2002.

    Goodman SB, Kugu K, Chen SH, Preutthipan S, Tilly JL, Dharmarajan AM.Estradiol-mediated suppression of apoptosis in the rabbit corpus luteum is associated with ashift in expression of bcl - 2 family members favoring cellular survival. Biology ofReproduction 59: 820-827, 1998.

    Chen SH, Zanagnolo V, Preutthipan S, Roberts KP, Goodman SB, Dharmarajan AM. Therole of insulin-like growth factor-I ( IGF-I ) and estradiol in rabbit corpus luteumprogesterone production. Endocrine 6: 73-77, 1997.

    Chen SH, Dharmarajan AM, Wallach EE, Mastroyannis C. RU486 inhibits ovulationfertilization and early embryonic development in rabbits: in vivo and in vitro studies.Fertility and Sterility 64: 627-633, 1995.

    Chen SH, Wallach EE. Five decades of progress in management of the infertile couple.Fertility and Sterility 62: 665-685, 1994. Chen SH, RU486. Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology 12( 20): 1-5. September 1992.

    Hsu CD, Chen S, Feng TI, Johnson TRB. Rupture of uterine scar with extensive maternalbladder laceration following cocaine abuse. American Journal of Obstetrics andGynecology 167: 129-130, 1992.

    Frank TH, Blaumanis OR, Chen SH, Petrie RH, Gibbs RK, Wells RL, Johnson TRB.Noninvasive fetal ECG mode fetal heart rate monitoring by adaptive digital filtering. Journal of Perinatal Medicine 20: 93-100, 1992.

    Chen SH. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding in the perimenopausal patient. Resident and StaffPhysician (supplement). Feb 1992: 5-10.

    Zacur HA and Chen SH. Management of primary amenorrhea. Postgraduate Obstetrics &Gynecology 11 ( 9 ): 1-8. April 1991.

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