Karin Chen, MD

Assistant Professor - Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology; University of Utah

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Dr. Karin Chen completed her medical degree at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. She then completed her residency and a clinical fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at UCLA. She is an Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology division at University of Utah.

Dr. Chen’s clinical interests include primary immunodeficiency diseases, eczema, and allergies. Dr. Chen’s research interests include primary immunodeficiency diseases, with an emphasis in genetic discoveries. She has been involved in the gene discovery of a form of early-onset common variable immunodeficiency.

She is the lead immunologist for the state of Utah severe combined immunodeficiency newborn screening program.

Selected Bibliography:

Walter JE, Lo MS, Kis-Toth K, Tirosh I, Frugoni F, Lee YN, Csomos K, Chen K, Pillai S, Dunham J, Tsokos GC, Luning Prak ET, Notarangelo LD.
Impaired receptor editing and heterozygous RAG2 mutation in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and erosive arthritis.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015;135(1):272-3. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Singleton MV, Guthery SL, Voelkerding KV, Chen K, et al.
Phevor combines multiple biomedical ontologies for accurate identification of disease-causing alleles in single individuals and small nuclear families.
Am J Hum Genet. 2014;94(4):599-610. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Lee YN, Frugoni F, Dobbs K, Walter JE, Giliani S, Gennery AR, Al-Herz W, Haddad E, LeDeist F, Bleesing JH, Henderson LA, Pai SY, Nelson RP, El-Ghoneimy DH, El-Feky RA, Reda SM, Hossny E, Soler-Palacin P, Fuleihan RL, Patel NC, Massaad MJ, Geha RS, Puck JM, Palma P, Cancrini C, Chen K, et al.
A systematic analysis of recombination activity and genotype-phenotype correlation in human recombination-activating gene 1 deficiency.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014;133(4):1099-108. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Chen K et al.
Germline mutations in NFKB2 implicate the noncanonical NF-κB pathway in the pathogenesis of common variable immunodeficiency.
Am J Hum Genet. 2013;93(5):812-24. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Land MH, Garcia-Lloret MI, Borzy MS, Rao PN, Aziz N, McGhee SA, Chen K, Gorski J, Stiehm ER.
Long-term results of bone marrow transplantation in complete DiGeorge syndrome.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007;120(4):908-15. PubMed abstract