Shirley Chen, DO

Critical Care Medicine
Chen Shirley
Chen Shirley

Memorial Division of Critical Care Medicine

3501 Johnson Street Third Floor
Hollywood, FL 33021



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About Me

I take care of patients in the intensive care unit who are critically ill with primary neurologic conditions – from brain and spinal cord injuries to critical nerve diseases. The gamut of conditions I treat ranges from strokes – both hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic strokes and seizures – to traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. 

I often treat very complex diseases and am passionate about what I do. I enjoy taking care of patients who have had acute strokes. One of my focus areas is aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, where patients have hemorrhage in the brain from a ruptured aneurysm.  

It’s very gratifying to help patients and their families through very trying and difficult times in their lives. Every day I’m amazed at what the human body and human spirit can endure. That gives me the most inspiration. 

When I’m not working, I enjoy fishing and lounging on the beach – anything that’s near the water.

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Hospital Affiliations


  • Female


  • Mandarin Chinese



Nova Southeastern University, 2005


Union Memorial Hospital, 2006, Internal Medicine


University Of South Florida College Of Medicine, 2009, Neurology


California Pacific Medical Center, 2011


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-Neurology
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties-Neurocritical Care

Awards, Achievements, and More


  • Elzawahry H, Chen S, Lin K, Benbadis SR. The diagnostic utility of the ictal cry. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2010;18:306-307.
  • Benbadis SR, Chen S, Melo M. What’s shaking in the ICU? The differential diagnosis of seizures in the intensive care setting. Epilepsia. 2010;51(11)2338-2340.
  • Behrouz, R, Chen S, Tatum WO. Evaluation and Management of Status Epilepticus in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2009;109(4):237-245.
  • Peer Reviewer, OMT Review, 3rd Edition 2003: A Comprehensive Review in Osteopathic Medicine.


  • Participated in clinical trials for acute ischemic stroke
  • Interested in therapeutic hypothermia research.  

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • Sigma Sigma Phi
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine


  • Nov 2013 – Fourth Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology
    Society for Neuro-Oncology
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    San Francisco, CA
  • Mar 2013 – American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    San Diego, CA
  • Feb 2011 – International Stroke Conference 2011
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept 2010 – Neurocritical Care Society 8th Annual Meeting
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    San Francisco, CA
  • Sept 2010 – American Neurological Association 135th Annual Meeting
    Data Blitz Format Oral Presentation, Special Interest Group Symposia
    San Francisco, CA
  • April 2010 – American Academy of Neurology
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    Toronto, Canada
  • Oct 2009 – Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    New Orleans, LA
  • March 2009 – USF Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neurosciences Research Day
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    Tampa, FL
  • Dec 2008  –    American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    Seattle, WA
  • Oct 2008 –      Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    Miami, FL
  • Sept 2008 –     Florida Society of Neurology Annual Conference
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    Orlando, FL
  • April 2008 –   American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    Chicago, IL
  • Sept 2007 –   Florida Society of Neurology Annual Conference
    Abstract/Poster Presentation
    Orlando, FL