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Chair Professor Walter Chen

Chair Professor Walter Chen

Chair Professor Walter Chen



Current Position

  • University Consultant, 2015-
  • Vice President and Provost, China Medical University, 2008-2015
  • Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, China Medical University, 1998-



Year Education
1969-1976 M.D., School of Medicine, China Medical College, Taiwan, ROC
M.S. in Human Nutrition, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, USA
1981-1982 M.S. in Human Nutrition, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, USA


Licenses And Board

Year Licenses And Board
1993- Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Taiwan Pediatric Association.
1983- Qualified Physician, Board of Registration in Medicine, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA
1983- Board of Pediatrician, Department of Health, ROC
1976- National Physician's License of the ROC


Previous Position

Year Previous Position
2001-2009 Superintendent, China Medical University Beigang Hospital
2002-2008 Provost (Interim President for 6 months), China Medical University
2001-2002 Dean, Graduate Institute of Medical Science, China Medical University.
1996-2001 Director, Departments of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, China Medical University Hospital.
1996-2001 Secretary-General, China Medical University Hospital
1988-1996 Director, Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Municipal Chung-Hsiao Hospital.
1983-1988 Attending Pediatrician, Taipei Municipal Jen-Ai Hospital.
1977-1981 Residency and Chief Residency in Pediatric, Taipei Municipal Jen-Ai Hospital.


Honors And Awards

Year Honors And Awards
2012 The Master Hsing Yun Education Award, Master Hsing Yun Public Education Trust Fund. 
2012 The Medical Education Research Award, Taiwan Association of Medical Education.
2012 The Taiwan Medical Model Award, Taiwan Medical Association.
2010 National Human Resources Development Innoprize, Council of Labor Affairs of Executive Yuan.
2008 Award for Excellence in Medical Education, Taiwan Pediatric Association.
2007 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Medicine, China Medical University.
1998 Research Award on Children‘s Growth, The Chinese Taipei Pediatric Association
1994 Government Employee Award for Excellence, Executive Yuan.
1993 Medical Profession Award, Chinese Taipei Physicians Guild.
1993 Nutritional Contribution Award, Chinese Nutrition Society.

Medical Research Awards, the Municipal Government of Taipei.
1981 Pediatric Research Awards, The Chinese Taipei Pediatric Association.


Offices In Medical Societies

Year Academic Experience
1999- Director, The Chinese Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
  1. Executive Director, The Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, ROC.
1996- Executive Director, Taiwan Society for the Study of Obesity.
1997- 2000 Director, The Child Health Promotion Society of the ROC.
1993-1999 Standing Supervisor, The Chinese Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
1994-1997 Secretary-General, The Child Health Promotion Society of the ROC.
1992-1995 Supervisor, The Chinese Taipei Pediatric Association.


Editorial Offices

Year Editorial Offices
2000- Editor, Journal of Chinese Medical Sciences
1997- Editor, Mid-Taiwan Journal of Medicine.
1995-1999 Editor, Acta Paediatrica Sinica


Representative Lectures

Year Representative Lectures
2000 Workshop on Obesity, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine/ International Life Sciences Institute, April 24-26, Beijing, China
2000 The 10th Asian Congress of Pediatrics, March 26-30, Taipei, Taiwan.
1999 2nd International Pediatric Institute, June 15-20, Crete, Greece.
1998 International Pediatric Institute, November 8-11, Naples, Italy.
1997 5th Congress of the Asian Pan Pacific Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, April 10-13, Taipei, Taiwan.
1997 II Asian Regional Meeting on Pediatric Nutritional Problems, International Society of Pediatric Nutrition, October 24-25, Bangkok, Thailand.
1994 4th Congress of the Pan Pacific Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, September 5-8, Tokyo, Japan.



Original Publications: (2008-2012, articles are arranged in reverse chronological order)

Walter Chen, Wen-been Shiao, Blossom Yen-ju Lin*, Cheng-chieh Lin. Rural and Urban Married Asian Immigrants in Taiwan: Determinants of their Physical and Mental Health. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Dec, 15:1038–1047. [SSCI]
Shih-Chieh Liao, Pei-Ying Pai, Walter Chen*. Reforming a Valid Classroom Test: Application of Item Analysis with Expert Opinions and Examinee Feedback in Medical Education. J Med Education 2013;17:12-20. DOI: 10.6145/jme201302
Walter Chen*. Screening Guideline and Four-stage Weight Reduction Program for Obese Children and Adolescents. Taiwan Medical Journal 2013; 56(3) 18-22. [in Chinese]
Shih-Chieh Liao, Nick Ching-Shiang Chen, Walter Chen*. Medical Students’ Views on Integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine into the Western Medicine Curriculum. J Med Education 2012;16:122-32.
Walter Chen, Wen-been Shiao, Blossom Yen-ju Lin*, Cheng-chieh Lin. Rural and Urban Married Asian Immigrants in Taiwan: Determinants of their Physical and Mental Health. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Nov 29. [SSCI]
Chun-Chun Chuang, Shu-Fen Wu*, An-Chyi Chen, Ming-Feng Tsai, Ching-Yuang Lin, Walter Chen. Pitfalls in a Sonographic Diagnosis of Liver Abscess in Children. Pediatr Neonatol. 2012 Apr;53(2):98-104. [SCI]
Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chia-Ing Li, Sing-Yu Yang, Chiu-Shong Liu, Ching-Chu Chen, Mao-Tsu Fuh, Walter Chen, Tsai-Chung Li.* Variation of fasting plasma glucose: a predictor of mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. Am J Med. 2012 Apr;125(4):416.e9-18. Epub 2012 Feb 2. [SCI]
Walter Chen*, Ming-May Lai, Tsai-Chung Li, Paul J. Chen, Cho-Yu Chan, Cheng-Chieh Lin. Professional Development is Enhanced by Serving as a mini-CEX Preceptor. J Contin Educ Health Prof 2011; 2011; 31(4):225-230. [SCI]
Shi-Yann Cheng, Walter Chen*, Chu-Yin Huang, Cho-Yu Chan, Tsai-Chung Li. A Novel Course for Fostering Systems-Based Practice Competency among Medical Students. J Med Education 2011;15:96-105. [in Chinese with English abstract]
Walter Chen*. Evaluation standards for mini-CEX. J Med Education 2011;15:81-82. [Letter to the editor, in Chinese]
Chih-Feng Chang, Shih-Pin Kuo, Hung-Chih Lin, Chun-Chun Chuang, Tien-Kai Tsai, Shu-Fen Wu, An-Chyi Chen*, Walter Chen, Ching-Tien Peng. Endoscopic Balloon Dilatation for Esophageal Strictures in Children Younger Than 6 Years: Experience in a Medical Center. Pediatr Neonatol. 2011; 52(4):196-202. [SCI]
Fang Chien-liang, Hsu Li-chuan, Chen Walter*. Bridging Medical Student Stress and ACGME General Competencies: A Pilot Study of the Problem-Solving Conference. WebmedCentral Medical Education 2011;2(5):WMC001948
Wen-Yuan Lin, F. Xaiver Pi-Sunyer, Ching-Chu Chen, Lance E. Davidson, Chiu-Shong Liu, Tsai-Chung Li, Mei-FongWu, Chia-Ing Li, Walter Chen and Cheng-Chieh Lin*. Coffee consumption is inversely associated with type 2 diabetes in Chinese. Eur J Clin Invest 2011; 41 (6): 659–666.
Walter Chen*. An Introduction to Healthcare Matrix. J Healthcare Quality 2011; 5(2):76-80. [in Chinese]
Shih-Chieh Liao*, Elizabeth A. Hunt, Walter Chen. Comparison between Inter-rater Reliability and Inter-rater Agreement in Performance Assessment. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2010; 39(8): 613-8. [SCI]
Lin CC, Kardia SL, Li CI, Liu CS, Lai MM, Lin WY, Chang PC, Lee YD, Chen CC, Lin CH, Yang CW, Hsiao CY, Chen W, Li TC. The relationship of high sensitivity C-reactive protein to percent body fat mass, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, and waist circumference in a Taiwanese population. BMC Public Health. 2010 Sep 28;10(1):579. [SCI]
Liu CS, Pi-Sunyer FX, Li CI, Davidson LE, Li TC, Chen W, Lin CC, Huang CY, Lin WY. Albuminuria is strongly associated with arterial stiffness, especially in diabetic or hypertensive subjects--a population-based study (Taichung Community Health Study, TCHS). Atherosclerosis. 2010 Jul;211(1):315-21. Epub 2010 Feb 23.
Walter Chen*, Mei-hwei Chang. New Growth Charts for Taiwanese Children and Adolescents Based on World Health Organization Standards and Health-related Physical Fitness. Pediatr Neonatol 2010; 51(2): 69-79. [SCI]
Walter Chen*. Health Problems and Management of Childhood Obesity. J Child Health 2010; 16(2): 52-9. [in Chinese]
Cheng SY, Hsue CS, Hwang GH, Chen W, Li TC. Comparison of labor induction with titrated oral misoprostol solution between nulliparous and multiparous women. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2010 Feb;36(1):72-8. [SCI]
Chin-Jung Liu, Chia-Chen Chu, Wei-Erh Cheng, Shih-Chieh Liao, Po-Chung Chen, Chuen-Ming Shih, Walter Chen*. The feasibility of applying the mini-CEX to bedside education for respiratory therapists. Journal of Respiratory Therapy 2010; 9(1): 1-8. [in Chinese with English abstract]
Lin CC, Liu CS, Li CI, Lin WY, Lai MM, Lin T, Chang PC, Lee YD, Chen CC, Lin CH, Yang CW, Hsiao CY, Chen W, Li TC. The relation of metabolic syndrome according to five definitions to cardiovascular risk factors--a population-based study. BMC Public Health. 2009 Dec 23;9:484. [SCI]
Chou CY, Cheng SY, Liu JH, Cheng WC, Kang IM, Tseng YH, Shih CM, Chen W. Association between betel-nut chewing and chronic kidney disease in men. Public Health Nutr. 2009 May;12(5):723-7. Epub 2008 Jul 23. [SCI]
Wen-Yu Ho, Chun-Yi Lee, Chuen-Ming Shih, Hsin-Shui Chen, Rong-Sheng Lin, Kuen-Daw Tsai, Mu-Jung Kao, Walter Chen*. “Community-Friendly Hospital”: An Innovative Model for Hospital Restructuring to Promote Community Healthcare. Hospital 2009; 42(5): 67-80. [in Chinese with English abstract]
Jung-Chun Chang, Walter Chen, Hsin-Shui Chen, Szu-Li Tsai,  Mu-Jung Kao. Satisfaction Survey of Community Medicine Course for Postgraduate Year One Medical Students. Taipei City Med J 2009; 6(2): 85-94. [in Chinese with English abstract]
Wang SM, Cheng SY, Chou CY, Liu JH, Lin HH, Tseng YH, Liu YL, Chen W, Huang CC. Association between mean arterial pressure and mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients. Kidney Blood Press Res. 2009;32(2):99-105. Epub 2009 Apr 3. [SCI]
Jen-Chih Lee, I-Min Kang, Che-Yi Chou, Yu-Hsiang Tseng, Chiu-Ching Huang, Chuen-Ming Shih, Walter Chen. Difference between Estimated Glomerulofiltration Rate by Modification of Diet in Renal Diseases and Cockcroft-Gault Formula in General Population. J Intern Med Taiwan 2009; 20:148-54.
Shih-Chieh Liao, Walter Chen, Chih-Jaan Tai. Enhancing medical ethics instruction with a classroom response system. Med Educ. 2009;43:487-8. [SCI]
Ming-May Lai, Walter Chen, Hsin-Shui Chen, Pei-Ying Pai, An-Chyi Chen, Tzung-Chang Tsai, Chiu-Shong Liu. Stakeholders’ feedback and satisfaction of the mini-CEX for medical students. J Med Education 2008;12:160-6. [in Chinese with English abstract]
Shih-Chieh Liao, Chiun-Ruei Tsai, Wen-Ke Wang, Walter Chen. A Comparison of Views on Student Rating between College Teachers and Students. J General Education 2008; 14: 1-31. [in Chinese with English abstract]
Chenh-chun Lee, Kuen-daw Tsai, Ching-yuang Lin, Chih-yi Chen, Nan-yung Hsu, Hsiao-chuan Lin, Walter Chen. The Healthcare Matrix for both Care Quality and Physician Competency. J Med Education 2008;12:45-51. [in Chinese with English abstract]
Che-Yi Chou, Yu-Hsiang Tseng, Chuen-Ming Shih, Chiu-Ching Huang, Walter Chen, Wu-Long Chang, Che-Wei Hsu. Influence of intravenous drug abuse on native arteriovenous fistula thrombosis in chronic hemodialysis patients. Ther Apher Dial. 2008 Apr;12(2):152-6. [SCI]
Lin WY, Liu CS, Li TC, Lin T, Chen W, Chen CC, Li CI, Lin CC. In addition to insulin resistance and obesity, hyperuricemia is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome using different definitions in Chinese populations: a population-based study (Taichung Community Health Study). Ann Rheum Dis. 2008 Mar;67(3):432-3. [SCI]
Walter Chen, Shih-chieh Liao, Chon-haw Tsai, Chiu-ching Huang, Cheng-chieh Lin, Chang-hai Tsai. Clinical Skills in Final-year Medical Students: The Relationship between Self-reported Confidence and Direct Observation by Faculty or Residents. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008; 37(1): 3-8. [SCI]

More than 50 publications of journal article and book chapter, and hundreds of seminar article. Please refer to Research Accomplishment of Prof. Walter Chen.