Dr. Leian Chen is a general pediatrician who practices in Marina del Rey, CA. She is board certified in pediatrics, and enjoys caring for children of all ages and getting to know them and their families. She provides a personalized, practical approach to evidence-based care to meet the needs of each unique patient, and prioritizes the education and empowerment of parents to raise healthy and happy kids. She speaks conversational Mandarin and Spanish, and values diversity and inclusion in her practice.
Dr. Chen received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she received the John M. Adams Award for Excellence in Pediatrics. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, and served an additional year as Chief Resident. She received her undergraduate degree in History of Science from Harvard University.
Before joining UCLA Health, Dr. Chen spent nearly 9 years in private practice in Santa Monica, CA. She is an active member and former chair of the Pediatrics Committee at Providence Saint John's Health Center. She is on staff for seeing newborns at both Providence Saint John's Health Center and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Chen grew up in Plano, TX, but has called Los Angeles home since 2004. She lives in Redondo Beach with her husband, their two rambunctious boys, and their sweet puggle (pug-beagle mix). When she's not in the office, she enjoys exploring the city (and its eats) with her family, staying active through HIIT, yoga, and dance classes, and relaxing by reading and watching comedies.