Anita H. Chen, M.D.

  1. Gynecologist
  2. Urogynecologist

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

Anita Chen, M.D., is a fellowship trained Urogynecologist at Mayo Clinic Florida. She serves as consultant in the department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology. Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Associate Fellowship Director of Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida.

Her clinical expertise includes surgical treatment of:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse: cystocele/enterocele/rectocele/uterine and vault prolapse
  • Stress urinary incontinence: synthetic slings, office urethral bulking, Burch urethropexy, autologous slings
  • Refractory overactive bladder treatment: sacral nerve modulation, tibial nerve therapy, bladder Botox (Botulinum toxin) injection
  • Fistula repair: vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding: hysteroscopy, minimally invasive hysterectomy including laparoscopic and robotic with focus on vaginal approach.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chen is active in research and education, mentoring college students, medical students, residents and fellows, and has authored many peer-reviewed publications that focus on a wide range of gynecologic research.

Dr. Chen received her M.D. degree at James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Florida Health Science Center. After residency, she completed her fellowship in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University. She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS).

  1. Botox injection
  2. Cystourethroscopy
  3. Gynecological surgery
  4. Hysterectomy
  5. Hysteroscopy
  6. Laparoscopic surgery
  7. Midurethral sling surgery
  8. Minimally invasive surgery
  9. Pelvic floor reconstruction
  10. Rectovaginal fistula repair
  11. Robotic surgery
  12. Sacral nerve stimulation
  13. Sacrocolpopexy
  14. Urethral bulking
  15. Urethral diverticulum surgery
  16. Urinary sling procedure
  17. Vaginal hysterectomy
  18. Vaginal repair
  19. Vesicovaginal fistula repair
  • Minimally invasive benign gynecologic surgery with a focus on vaginal surgery
  • Medical and surgical management of Female urinary incontinence
  • Medical and surgical management of Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Evaluation and treatment of fecal incontinence
  • Vaginal hysterectomy
  • Uretheral diverticulum
  • Vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  1. 1997
    Fellow - Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyGeorge Washington University
  2. 1995
    Resident - Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Florida Health Science Center
  3. 1991
    MDJames H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University
  4. 1987
    BS - PsychologyDuke University

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 1998
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 1997
    Outstanding Teaching AwardDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University Medical Center
  2. 1997
    Kane-King Dodek AwardKane-King-Dodek Obstetrics Honor Society, George Washington University
  3. 1995
    Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident SurgeonSociety of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  4. 1995
    Second Place Research Presentation, 17th Annual OB/GYNResident Day Symposium, University of Florida Health Science Center
  5. 1994
    Second Place Research Presentation, 16th Annual OB/GYNResident Day Symposium, University of Florida Health Science Center
  6. 1993
    Second Place Research Presentation, 15th Annual OB/GYNResident Day Symposium, University of Florida Health Science Center
  7. 1988
    Outstanding Young Women of AmericaAwarding Organization
  8. 1988
    Medical School Honor CouncilJames H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University
  9. 1984
    Professor Chen Wen-Chen Memorial ScholarshipAwarding Organization

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    Department RepresentativeMayo Committee Member
  2. 2019 - present
    Leadership MemberCenter of Women's Health Executive Committee
  3. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberACOG District XII Committee on Scientific Program
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberInteranational Urogynecological Association
  5. 2015 - present
    FacultyUrology Residency Program, Department of Urology
  6. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
  7. 2011 - present
    Mayo Clinic Florida MemberUrogynecology Specialty Council, Department of Medical & Surgical Gynecology
  8. 2011 - present
    MemberStandardization and Database of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Committee, Department of Medical & Surgical Gynecology
  9. 2008 - present
    ContributorInternet web page for Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Medical & Surgical Gynecology
  10. 2005 - 2011
    Education CoordinatorDepartment of Medical & Surgical Gynecology
  11. 2005 - 2006
    MemberAllied Health Subcommitte, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  12. 2005 - 2006
    MemberSurgical Practice Committee
  13. 2004 - 2006
    Revenue LiaisonDepartment of Medical & Surgical Gynecology
  14. 2000 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  15. 1999
    MemberMayo Clinic Information Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  16. 1998
    MemberMayo Health Plan Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  17. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  18. 1991 - present
    Junior FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  19. 1988 - 2001
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications