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Ashton Chen, DO

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Ashton Chen, DO

Ashton Chen, DO

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Physician Rating

4.8 out of 5

26 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Fax: 336-716-7100

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  • NPI: 1215128459

Clinical Interests

  • Kidney Transplantation, Pediatric Nephrology, Acute Kidney Injury, Dialysis

Education & Training

  • BS

    1999 - Cornell University

  • DO

    2004 - Lake Erie College

  • Residency

    2007 - Pediatrics: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Fellowship

    2010 - University of Michigan Health System

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Nephrology

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Kidney Transplantation, Glomerulonephritis, Membranous, Renal Dialysis, Renal Insufficiency, Child

Recent Publications

  • Severe intellectual disability is not a contraindication to kidney transplantation in children.
    Chen A, Farney A, Russell GB, Nicolotti L, Stratta R, Rogers J, Lin JJ. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 May; 21(3)
  • Bortezomib in the treatment of antibody-mediated rejection in pediatric kidney transplant recipients: A multicenter Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium study.
    Kizilbash S, Claes D, Ashoor I, Chen A, Jandeska S, Matar RB, Misurac J, Sherbotie J, Twombley K, Verghese P. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 May; 21(3)
  • Does allograft failure impact infection risk on peritoneal dialysis: a North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies Study.
    Chen A, Martz K, Rao PS. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Jan; 7(1):153-7.
  • An unusual case of membranous nephropathy associated with an ovarian tumor.
    Chen A, Vander Lugt M, McAllister-Lucas LM, Killen PD, Blatt NB. Pediatr. Nephrol. 2011 Dec; 26(12):2249-51.
  • Does allograft failure impact school attendance in children? A NAPRTCS study.
    Chen A, Martz K, Rao P. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2012 Apr; 27(4):1682-5.
  • Mortality risk in children after renal allograft failure: a NAPRTCS study.
    Chen A, Martz K, Kershaw D, Magee J, Rao PS. Pediatr. Nephrol. 2010 Dec; 25(12):2517-22.
  • Idiopathic membranous nephropathy in pediatric patients: presentation, response to therapy, and long-term outcome.
    Chen A, Frank R, Vento S, Crosby V, Chandra M, Gauthier B, Valderrama E, Trachtman H. BMC Nephrol. 2007 Aug; 8:11.
  • Cardiac surgery after renal transplantation.
    Reddy VS, Chen AC, Johnson HK, Pierson RN, Christian KJ, Drinkwater DC, Merrill WH. Am Surg. 2002 Feb; 68(2):154-8.

All Publications

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 5/26/2018

    Very knowledgeable & sweet. Upfront but courteous & caring. Extremely impressed with her.

  • 1/3/2018

    awesome doctor and very thoughtful

  • 12/26/2017

    great physician very good bedside interaction

  • 10/11/2017

    Dr. Chen is simply amazing. She has helped my son and been so good to email me when I have concerns about medications or issues with him. Very timely. Very knowledgeable. A true God-send in our lives. I sing her praises to everyone I come in contact with. (I actually made a post after our clinic visit that had a picture of her with my son and several people commented that Dr. Chen had helped their kids and how much they loved her too)!! She is a total asset the Nephrology and Brenner's.


We're sorry, Dr. Chen is not currently accepting new patients. If you are an existing patient, you may contact the office directly at 336-713-4500.

  • Find a Pediatric Specialist
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