Leian Chen, MD
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Leian Chen, MD

  • Pediatrics
Average rating: 5.0
Marina del Rey Pediatrics | 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 315, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


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.




Medical Board Certification

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2011


Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2012


MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 2008

Hospital Affiliations

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

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Overall Rating:
89 total ratings | 18 reviews
March 22, 2024
We love Dr. Chen, she is always very helpful.
February 28, 2024
Dr Chen is such a lovely combination of expert and caring.
January 31, 2024
Love Dr Chen. Always a pro
January 30, 2024
Great communication and attentiveness.
January 23, 2024
Dr Chen is always so kind and knowledgeable. Also my baby loves her.