Jie Chen Nguyen, MD, MS

Jie Chen Nguyen, MD, MS
Attending Radiologist
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Dr. Nguyen is an Attending Radiologist within the Division of Body Imaging, Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging, and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, a Pediatric Radiology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. She additionally holds a Master of Science in Developmental Neurobiology from the University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences. She has dual board certification in Pediatric Radiology and Radiology.

Dr. Nguyen is a member of the Society of Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology, Society of Skeletal Radiology, American Association of Orthopedic Surgery, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Board of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Association of University Radiologists, and American Medical Association. She is a reviewer for Radiology, RadioGraphics, Pediatric Radiology, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Clinical Imaging, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and Abdominal Imaging.

As a medical student at the University of Chicago and with the support of the Medical Scientist Training Program, Dr. Nguyen undertook basic science and translational courses offered by the Division of Biological Sciences and pursued a year of bench-side basic science research to investigate the cell signaling pathway for the cytoskeleton within axonal growth cones using various animal models. This experience provided Dr. Nguyen with a unique opportunity to “think outside the box” to make non-traditional connections and generate novel approaches to problem solve. This investigative curiosity led Dr. Nguyen to leave her Assistant Professor position in Pediatric Radiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue an additional year of training in general Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  This recent experience provided Dr. Nguyen with a more comprehensive knowledge on the various musculoskeletal disease processes and patterns of pathophysiology that span across all ages. 

Dr. Nguyen’s clinical and research interests have focused on the use of novel and quantitative bone and cartilage imaging techniques to better understand how tissue physiology changes during development, both in health and in response to disease.

Publication Highlights 

  1. Nguyen JC, Liu F, Blankenbaker DG, Woo KM, Kijowski R. Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans: Cartilage T2 Mapping of Stable Medial Femoral Condyle Lesions. Radiology. 2018 Aug;288(2):536-543. PubMed PMID: 29762089; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6067819.
  2. Nguyen JC, Allen H, Liu F, Woo KM, Zhou Z, Kijowski R. Maturation-Related Changes in T2 Relaxation Times of Cartilage and Meniscus of the Pediatric Knee Joint at 3 T. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Dec;211(6):1369-1375. PubMed PMID: 30299996.
  3. Nguyen JC, Yi PH, Woo KM, Rosas HG. Detection of pediatric musculoskeletal pathology using the fluid-sensitive sequence. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Sep 19;PubMed PMID: 30232532.
  4. Nguyen JC, Lee KS, Thapa MM, Rosas HG. US Evaluation of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Osteoarticular Infection. Radiographics. 2017 Jul-Aug;37(4):1181-1201. PubMed PMID: 28696851; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5548454.


Research Focus: 
Musculoskeletal Imaging