Kimberley A. Chien, M.D.
From the start of my medical career, I have always understood that building strong relationships between physicians, patients, and their family is integral to the success of treating chronically ill children. Children with gastrointestinal disorders, acute or long-term, can be difficult for both the patient and their families. My utmost priority is to understand my patient's needs and create a supportive and warm environment of mutual understanding and strong communication between myself and families so that I can provide the best medical care for my patients and optimize their health and happiness.
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Celiac Disease
- Abdominal Pain
- Gastroesophageal Reflux
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Functional Bowel Disorder
- Food Allergy
- Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood
- Pediatric Nutritional Disorders
- Upper Endoscopy
- Percutaneous Placement of Gastrostomy Tube
Insurance Plans Accepted
The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.
* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.
- AETNA [PPO]
- AETNA [Medicare]
- AETNA [HMO]
- Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
- Affinity Essential
- Affinity Health Plan
- Blue Priority Network
- Emblem Select Care
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
- Fidelis Care
- Health First
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
- Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
- Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
- Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
- Rockefeller University - CoreSource
- UHC Compass
- United Empire
- United Health Care
- United Health Care [Community Plan]
- VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]
- VNSNY CHOICE [HMO]
- M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2006
- B.S., Tufts University, 2001
Honors and Awards
2014, Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program
2012, Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Kimberley Chien is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill-Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at New York-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.
After receiving a B.S. in Neuroscience at Tufts University, Dr. Chien earned her medical degree at SUNY-Downstate Medical College of Brooklyn. She completed her pediatric internship and residency training at NYU School of Medicine and attended NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center to complete fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. While Dr. Chien cares for a variety of patients with various gastrointestinal disorders, her clinical expertise focuses on transitional care of inflammatory bowel disease patients and other chronic gastrointestinal disorders as well as functional bowel disorders. At Weill Cornell, Dr. Chien is the Clinical Director of Outpatient Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinics and Director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Transition Program. She works closely with a multidisciplinary team that includes a nutritionist, patient navigator, social worker, psychologist as well as other peditaric subspecialists to ensure excellent patient care and comprehensive treatment of difficult and complex gastrointestinal disorders.
Interests and Research
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Chien has a strong interest in education and clinical research. Throughout her medical career, Dr. Chien has been involved in medical education to improve resident and fellowship curriculum. Her academic endeavors include giving lectures to medical students, residents, and fellows to developing fellowship nutrition curriculum. Dr. Chien’s previous research endeavors include collaborating with Michael D. Gershon, MD, a world-renowned leader in understanding the enteric nervous system. Together, they investigated the role of serotonergic receptors in the development of the enteric nervous system which resulted in a presentation at the Annual North American Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition meeting in 2012.
Currently, Dr. Chien focuses her research in the clinical arena where she has developed and oversees the Weill Cornell Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Transition Program and research registry. Together with the primary gastroenterologist, she hopes to understand and optimize the health and well-being of all adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients at Weill Cornell. She also engages in patient outcomes research in order to help the greater pediatric gastroenterology community best care for their patients.