Elaine Chien, MD


Dr. Elaine Chien was a practicing OB/GYN at the top of her field when a series of medical issues caused her to change course and leave clinical practice. She tried on many different hats on her journey through the non-clinical world, all of which she regards as learning experiences, not failures. Her many "coffee talks", her growth mindset and her humility helped her gain traction, eventually finding a lucrative and fulfilling career in Biotech. She has also seen medicine from the patient and parent point of view and shares that perspective. Lastly, stay till the end to hear her pearls of wisdom regarding how to deal with unexpected hurdles in life! (spoiler alert... coaching, support, and self-compassion!)