Michael G. Ehrlich, MD Professor of Orthopedic Research, Professor of Medical Science


Brief Bio

Dr. Qian Chen is the Michael G. Ehrlich, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Research, Professor of Medical Science, and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  He is the director of Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Skeletal Health and Repair in Rhode Island Hospital, a multi-disciplinary translational research center established by National Institute of Health. 


Dr. Chen received his PhD degree in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and performed Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chen’s research interest includes cartilage molecular biology, aging and development, extracellular matrix, epigenetics and RNAi, mechanotransduction, osteoarthritis, nanomedicine and gene therapy. 


Throughout Dr. Chen’s research career, he received the Independent Scientist Award from NIH, the Satterfield Arthritis Investigator Award from Arthritis Foundation, and the Kappa Delta Award from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Dr. Chen served on multiple NIH study sections and advisory panels, and on the review board of Veteran’s Administration.  He served as the Basic Science Section Editor of the journal Current Opinions in Orthopaedics, and the topic Chair of Cartilage, Synovium, and Meniscus for the annual meetings of the Orthopaedic Research Society.  He is the editor of the books “Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis, Treatment and Surgery” and "Osteoarthritis: Progress in Basic Research and Treatment" . 

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