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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Medical Director, Heart Failure Clinic, UNC-Rex Hospital

Areas of Interest

Heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, cardiomyopathies, hemodynamics.


Dr. Chien is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Additionally, he is the medical director of the Heart Failure Clinic at UNC-Rex in Raleigh. His clinical specialty includes the care of patients with heart failure, with specialty in advanced heart failure treatments including cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

His research interest is the study of hemodynamics in patients with left ventricular assist devices. Additionally, he collaborates on research focused on symptom biology in heart failure. Finally, he is an active participant in clinical trials for patients with heart failure.

Education and Training

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: California State University, Los Angeles, CA

  • Phone Numbers

    919-784-3324 (Office Phone)

  • 919-784-7399 (Fax)

  • Address

    UNC REX Healthcare

    2800 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 204

    Raleigh, NC 27607