Leon Chen


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Leon Chen


Clinical Assistant Professor

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Leon Chen's additional information

Leon Chen, AGACNP-BC, DNP, FAANP, FCCP, is a clinical assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. He is a strong proponent of utilizing point of care ultrasonography to rapidly delineate differential diagnoses and to guide resuscitation. He is a board-certified adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner with a background in emergency and critical care medicine. He is also a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the NY Academy of Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of Critical Care Nursing Quarterly and the Journal of American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Chen holds specialty board certifications in both emergency and critical care nursing.

Chen earned a certificate of completion in critical care ultrasonography from the American College of Chest Physicians and is active in point of care ultrasonography education. He has published articles on topics including sedation management, delirium, sepsis, resuscitation, and point of care ultrasonography.

Chen completed his DNP at Chatham University and MS and BS at NYU Meyers. 

DNP - Chatham University
MS, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP - NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
BS​ ​-​ ​NYU​ ​Rory​ ​Meyers​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Nursing​

Acute care
Emergency medicine

American​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Chest​ ​Physicians
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Critical-Care​ ​Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
Society​ ​of​ ​Critical​ ​Care​ ​Medicine

Faculty Honors Awards

Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2021)
Nurse Hero Award, ANA-NY (2021)
Fellow, NY Academy of Medicine (2020)
Robbins Family Award for Nursing Excellence, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2020)
Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians


A Tale of Two Pulmonary Artery Catheters

Durack, J., Chen, L., Imran, S., & Halpern, N. (2022). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 45, 8. 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000382

The CCRN® Certification: Why It Matters?

Lim, F., Chen, L., & Salinas, . (2020). Nursing Critical Care, 15(3), 38-41. 10.1097/01.CCN.0000654824.32618.d6

The fog of war in the battle against COVID-19

Chen, L. (2020). Nursing, 50(11), 50-52. 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000718036.20227.01.

Necrotizing fasciitis associated with malignancy

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Necrotizing fasciitis: A comprehensive review

Chen, L., Fasolka, B., & Treacy, C. (2020). Nursing, 50(9), 34-40. 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000694752.85118.62

Nursing through the unimaginable

Chen, L. (2020). NYU Meyers Magazine, 19, 18-19.

Standardized adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner point-of-care ultrasound training: A new perspective in the age of a pandemic

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An Uncommon Cause of Chest pain: Hypertriglyceridemia Induced Acute Pancreatitis

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Under pressure: Acute cardiac tamponade

Chen, L. L. (2020). The Nurse Practitioner, 45(2), 5-7. 10.1097/01.NPR.0000651136.91775.c9

Spurious laboratory values in patients with leukocytosis

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