The Team

Adolescent Medicine Physician

Ian Chen

BScEng, DO

Dr. Chen runs Kindercare’s Teen and Young Adult program which offers primary and specialty care to teenagers and young adults with special focuses on growth and development, substance use, body image concerns, sexuality expression and concerns, mental health challenges, and musculoskeletal problems

Dr. Chen received his engineering training from Queen’s University and his medical degree from Des Moines University in Iowa.  After completing his paediatric residency at Cleveland Clinic, he returned home to Toronto to complete fellowships in Adolescent Medicine & Transplant Medicine.  In addition, he has additional training in manual/osteopathic medicine enabling him to treat amateur and high-performance athletes and musicians.

Dr. Chen’s clinical and research interests include adolescent primary care, adolescent development, and transition of teenagers with chronic medical conditions, such as solid organ transplantation, to the adult health care system.  He also studies the incorporation of e-tools into clinical practice and medical research.  Currently, Dr. Chen is developing a research program at Sick Kids to identify factors affecting teenage brain development through the use of functional brain imaging.