Howard C. Jen, MD, MS
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Howard C. Jen, MD, MS

  • Pediatric General Surgery
Westwood Pediatrics | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 265, Los Angeles, CA 90095


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Howard Jen, MD MSHS is a pediatric surgeon who has joined the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 2017. Dr. Jen earned his B.A. in Biology at the Johns Hopkins University, and M.D. at University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and trained in pediatric surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, specializing in minimally invasive surgery for infants and children. Dr. Jen is board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Currently the focus of Dr. Jen's research has been the application of clinical prediction models to pediatric surgery for congenital anomalies. Often these congenital anomalies are discovered in utero and careful prenatal counseling are required to prepare the parents. It is uncertain if the use of clinical prediction models during the prenatal counseling will change the outcomes of the infants and family. Dr. Jen is interested in developming novel prenatal clinical prediction models for congenital anomalies such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia and also the applications of such models in prenatal counseling.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2016
Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2014


Pediatric Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine (MD Only), 2014
General Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2012


General Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006


MS, UCLA School of Public Health, 2008
MD, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 2005


Hospital Affiliations

Medical Services



  • Clinical Prediction Models
  • Outcomes in pediatric surgery
  • Prenatal diagnosis and counseling


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2023, 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society