Stephanie Chen, MD

Hometown: Austin, TX

Personal Statement: I chose WashU because of its tremendous breadth and depth of surgical training, great clinical education, wealth of research opportunities, and excellent faculty and residents who strive to be leaders in the field. I was immediately drawn to the supportive and collaborative culture of the program, and am very excited to be part of the ENT family!

My clinical and research interests include otology/neurotology and head and neck/endocrine surgery, though I am looking forward to exploring all of the subspecialties during my residency. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy playing piano, running, hiking, cooking, and being outdoors.


Undergraduate: The Juilliard School, B.M., Piano Performance, 2011

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Sara and Arnold P. Friedman Research Award, 2017
  • NIH/NHLBI Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 2014
  • P&S Dean’s Scholarship, 2013-2017
  • NIH/NCI Post-Baccalaureate Cancer Research Training Award, 2012-2013
  • John Erskine Prize, 2011


Chen SY, Griffin BM, Mancuso DM, Shiau S, DiMattia M, Cellum I, Boyd KH, Prevoteau C, Kohlberg GD, Spitzer JB, Lalwani AK. The Development and Validation of the Speech Quality Instrument; Laryngoscope (In Press, Dec 2017).

Prevoteau C, Chen SY, Lalwani AK. Music Enjoyment with Cochlear Implantation; Auris Nasus Larynx (In Press, Dec 2017).

Chen SY, Grisel JJ, Lam A, Golub JS. Assessing Cochlear Implant Outcomes in Older Adults Using HERMES, a National Web-Based Database; Otol Neurotol, 2017; 38(10): 405-12.

Chen SY, Mancuso DM, Lalwani AK. Skin Necrosis After Implantation with the Baha Attract: A Case Report and Review of the Literature; Otol Neurotol, 2017; 38(3): 364-367.

Nemer JS, Kohlberg GD, Mancuso DM, Griffin BM, Certo MV, Chen SY, Chun MB, Spitzer JB, Lalwani AK. Reduction of the Harmonic Series Influences Musical Enjoyment with Cochlear Implants; Otol Neurotol. 2017; 38(1): 31-37.

Li HW, Vishwasrao P, Holzl MA, Chen S, Choi G, Zhao G, Sykes M. Impact of Mixed Xenogeneic Porcine Hematopoietic Chimerism on Human NK Cell Recognition in a Humanized Mouse Model; Am J Transplant. 2017; 17(2): 353-364.

Bergamaschi C, Kulkami V, Rosati M, Alicea C, Jalah R, Chen S, Bear J, Sardesai NY, Valentin A, Felber BK, Pavlakis GN. Intramuscular Delivery of Heterodimeric IL-15 DNA in Macaques Produces Systemic Levels of Bioactive Cytokine Inducing Proliferation of NK and T Cells; Gene Therapy 2015; 22(1): 76-86.