Kimberley A. Chien, M.D.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Personal Statement

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. Having a gastrointestinal disorder, 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.  

Biographical Info

Dr. Kimberley Chien is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and associate attending pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she also serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Specialty Practice. Dr. Chien 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.  

Dr. Chien has also developed and oversees the Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Transition Program and research registry, an initiative to understand and optimize the health and well-being of all adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients at Weill Cornell Medicine. She works closely with a multidisciplinary team that includes a nutritionist, patient navigator, social worker, psychologist as well and other pediatric subspecialists to ensure excellent patient care and comprehensive treatment of difficult and complex gastrointestinal disorders.    

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Chien has a strong interest and expertise in clinical research to improve pediatric gastrointestinal patients’ outcomes and quality of life. She also engages in regional and national clinical and research initiatives to improve physician wellness. Throughout her career, Dr. Chien has remained engaged in medical education at various levels, teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows.  


Honors and Awards

2014, Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program

2012, Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University


Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Gastroenterology)
Clinical Expertise
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
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
  • M.D.
    State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
  • B.S.
    Tufts University
  • Associate Attending Pediatrician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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