Kimberley A. Chien, M.D.
Pediatric Gastroenterology
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Kimberley A. Chien, M.D.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Profile Photo of Kimberley A. Chien, M.D.
Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


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.  

Specialties and Expertise


  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology


  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Vomiting
  • Celiac Disease
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Constipation
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Functional Bowel Disorder
  • Food Allergy
  • Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood
  • Pediatric Nutritional Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Percutaneous Placement of Gastrostomy Tube
  • Polypectomy


Dr. Kimberley Chien is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine 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.  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 pediatric 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 Medicine 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.   


Honors and Awards

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 and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2006
  • B.S., Tufts University, 2001


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported