Yunwei Chen, MD

Dr. Chen is an instructor and clinical anesthesiologist that works in the divisions of perioperative medicine as well as cardiothoracic and general anesthesiology. He was born in China, grew up in Massachusetts, but since college found himself jumping around the Midwest. He met his wife in medical school in Cleveland, completed their medical training in Michigan, and now they live in St. Louis, where his wife grew up.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with trainees both in and out of the operating rooms, helping them hone their knowledge and skills. In addition, our CRNAs and NPs are phenomenal and it is an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to work alongside them.”

Yunwei Chen, MD

Outside of work, Dr. Chen has two children; a two-year-old daughter and the latest addition to the family, a new baby boy who keeps them busy and sleepless. He and his family enjoy exploring the many parks, zoos, and museums that St. Louis has to offer. If he is not with his family, he is usually on his bike(s). Together with other faculty, staff, and trainees within the department, they have built a small contingent of people that enjoy riding bikes together which has been an unbelievable outlet during the pandemic.