Ling-xin Chen, M.D., M.S.

Ling-xin Chen, M.D., M.S.


Internal Medicine

Transplant Nephrology


Internal Medicine


  • Assistant Professor


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UC Davis Medical Center

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Chen's goals are to provide excellent medical care of our patients, conduct clinical research to advance the field of transplantation, and train the next generation of nephrologists.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Chen's clinical interests include the evaluation of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients, the evaluation of living kidney donors, and the care of post-transplantation patients.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Chen's research interests include elderly kidney transplant recipient evaluation and outcomes, acute kidney injury, disparities in transplantation access and outcomes, organ usage and outcomes in diseased donor kidney transplantation.


Transplant Nephrology

Center/Program Affiliation

Transplant Center


M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore MD 2009

M.S., Clinical Research, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 2016

B.S., University of Maryland, College Park MD 2005


Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 2009-2012


Nephrology, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 2013-2015

Transplant Nephrology, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 2015-2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology,

Professional Memberships

American Society of Nephrology

American Society of Transplantation

International Society of Nephrology

National Kidney Foundation

Select Recent Publications

Chen, L and Koyner, J. Biomarkers in Acute Kidney Injury. Critical Care Clinics. 2015; 31(4): 633-648.

Udani S, Chen L, Daley M, Lat I, Koyner J. Compliance with Antibiotic Dosing Guidelines in Critically Ill Patients Receiving Renal Replacement Therapy. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2013; 29(4): 161-169.

Wales SQ, Laing JM, Chen L, and Aurelian L. ICP10PK inhibits calpain-­?dependent release of apoptosis inducing factor and programmed cell death in response to the toxin 1C  methylC  4C  phenylpyridinium. Gene Therapy. 2008;15(20): 1397-1409.