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Innie Chen, MD, MPH, FRCSC
613-738-8400 Ext 81740

Innie Chen

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Ottawa
Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventative Medicine
University of Ottawa
Clinical Research Chair in Reproductive Population Health and Health Services, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Ottawa
Staff Physician, Minimally Invasive Gynecology Group, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests

Dr. Innie Chen, MD, MPH, FRCSC is currently leading national collaborations and partnering with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information to study the practice of hysterectomy within Canada using population-based epidemiologic approaches. Her research is focused on issues surrounding equity of surgical care, surgical safety, and healthcare utilization for women with common uterine diseases, and it seeks to raise the quality of care for women’s gynecologic health. 

  • Diseases Studied: Menstrual disorders, endometriosis, fibroids, chronic pelvic pain; relationship of gynecologic diseases on birth outcomes; surgical quality of care
  • Patient Population: Women with common, noncancerous conditions
  • Methodologic expertise: Use of population-based databases, systematic reviews

Brief Biography

Dr. Innie Chen is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Research Chair in Reproductive Population Health and Health Services in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cross-Appointed in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Chen is also an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.   Following her medical training at the University of British Columbia and residency specialist training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alberta, she completed a Fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Endometriosis, and Pelvic Pain, as well as a Master of Public Health at the University of British Columbia.  She currently works at the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre at the Ottawa Hospital, where she has a subspecialty practice for women with complex gynecologic conditions and offers minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic surgery options. Dr. Chen is a national leader in gynecologic surgical research. Her research on hysterectomy surgical practice in Canada is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Ontario Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation and has resulted in key partnerships with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Selected Publications

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Health equity; Population health; Pregnancy; Women's health



Research and clinical approaches


Clinical research; Epidemiology; Health research methods; Quality Improvement; Systematic reviews