Dr. Chin is a pediatric surgeon and critical care specialist with advanced expertise in a range of pediatric disorders. He specializes in the use of advanced minimally invasive surgery for the treatment congenital and acquired conditions, including malformations of the abdomen and chest, appendicitis, pyloric stenosis, adrenal and ovarian tumors, and Hirschsprung’s disease. He is also an expert in surgical critical care of newborns and infants.
Dr. Chin is a world-renowned authority on the use of phrenic nerve pacing for the treatment of complete or partial respiratory insufficiency in children secondary congenital central hypoventilation syndrome.
As a physician-scientist, Dr. Chin is focused on developing better documentation processes in health care delivery, health care protocols, clinical management of surgical problems, minimally invasive surgery and surgical simulation training.
Dr. Chin is the author or co-author of several textbook chapters and numerous peer-reviewed publications.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Gastroschisis and omphalocele (abdominal wall defects)
Chest and abdominal masses
Esophageal and Alimentary Tract Surgeries
Esophageal duplication or masses
Gastric tubes (G-tubes)
Bowel resection for inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease)
Malrotation of the intestinal tract
Liver and pancreatic surgery
Splenic Surgery (complete and partial for cysts, sickle cell disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura)
Mesenteric cyst and mesenteric tumor resection
Thorascospic phrenic nerve pacing
Lung masses (CPAM, lung metastases)
Chest and mediastinal masses
Ovary cyst or torsion (ovarian sparing or oophorectomy)
Congenital Neck Cyst Excision and Drainage
Lymph node biopsy and excision
Soft Tissue Masses
Inguinal, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernias
Education: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1997,
Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in advanced pediatric minimally invasive surgery, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver, 2008; Fellowship in pediatric surgery, Children's Memorial Hospital, 2005-2007; Fellowship in surgical critical care, Children's Memorial Hospital, 2004-2005; Residency in general surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997-2004
Board Certifications: General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Research Interests: Minimally invasive surgery; neonatal surgery; congenital abnormalities; tumors