Department of OBGYN

Beatrice Chen, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
  • Director of Family Planning, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • Director, Fellowship in Family Planning

Education & Training

  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 2006-2008
  • Fellowship, Family Planning and Contraceptive Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2006-2008
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002-2006
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 2002

Representative Publications


  • Rapkin RB, Achilles SL, Schwarz EB, Meyn L, Cremer M, Boraas CM, Chen BA. Self-administered vaginal lidocaine gel for intrauterine device insertion in nulliparous women: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep;128(3):621-8.
  • Boraas CM, Achilles SL, Cremer ML, Chappell CA, Lim SE, Chen BA. Synthetic osmotic dilators with adjunctive misoprostol for same-day dilation and evacuation: a randomized controlled trial. Contraception. 2016 Nov;94(5): 467-472.
  • Van der Straten A, Panther L, Laborde N, Hoesley C, Cheng H, Husnik M, Horn S, Nel A, Soto-Torres L, Chen BA. Adherence and acceptability of a multidrug vaginal ring for HIV prevention in a Phase 1 study in the United States. AIDS Behav. 2016 Nov;20(11): 2644-2653
  • Chen BA, Panther L, Marzinke MA, Hendrix CW, Hoesley CJ, van der Straten A, Husnik MJ, Soto-Torres L, Nel A, Johnson S, Richardson-Harman N, Rabe LK, Dezzutti CS. Phase 1 safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of dapivirine and maraviroc vaginal rings: a double-blind randomized trial. JAIDS. 2015 Nov 1;70(3): 242-9.
  • Chen BA, Reeves MF, Creinin MD, Schwarz EB. Postplacental or delayed levonorgestrel intrauterine device insertion and breastfeeding duration. Contraception Nov 2011; 84(5):499-504.
  • Chen BA, Reeves MF, Hayes JL, Hohmann HL, Perriera LK, Creinin MD. Postplacental or delayed insertion of the levonorgestrel intrauterine device after vaginal delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2010; 116(5):79-87.
  • Chen BA, Parviainen K, Jeyabalan A. Correlation of catheterized and clean catch urine protein/creatinine ratios in preeclampsia evaluation. Obstet Gynecol Sept 2008; 112(3): 606-610.
  • Chen BA, Reeves MF, Creinin MD, Gilles JM, Barnhart K, Westhoff C, Zhang J. Misoprostol for treatment of early pregnancy failure in women with previous uterine surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol June 2008; 198(6): 626.e1-626.e5.

For additional publications, please see PubMed Page.