Philip Chen

Chief Healthcare Informatics OfficerSonic HealthcareAustin, TX
Philip Chen

Bio: Philip Chen, M.D., Ph.D. is a board-certified pathologist and the Chief Healthcare Informatics Officer at Sonic Healthcare USA. In that capacity, Chen has been practicing pathology and running laboratories in commercial, non-profit, and academic settings. He founded Cognoscenti Health Institute in 2002, which grew to be the largest regional lab in central Florida before it was acquired by Sonic Healthcare. He also ran the clinical laboratories across two health systems: the University of Miami, and Jackson Health Systems in South Florida.

Throughout his career, Chen has been exploring ways to practice laboratory medicine outside of the laboratories. In recent years, he has been focusing on using clinical and financial informatics to deliver value-based services and constructing new, performance- and value- based reimbursement arrangements.

Chen obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and received pathology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.