Javier Chinen, MD, PhD

Department or Service


  • Specialty Care


Phone: 936-267-7577 (The Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)
Fax: 832-825-1260

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Green Pod
The Woodlands, TX 77384
United States

Kingwood Specialty Care
19298 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Suite 110
Humble, TX 77346
United States


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Allergy and Immunology 2002
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn residency Pediatrics 2000
Baylor College of Medicine postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy 1997
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia medical school Doctor of Medicine 1991


Dr. Chinen is a specialist in allergic disorders and immunology defects. He has an extensive clinical experience acquired during his work at Centers of Excellence such as the National Institutes of Health, Downstate University of New York and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chinen has also completed graduate studies in Immunology, which provide him with the basis for the understanding of allergic and immunological mechanisms of disease. He strives to provide personalized care to his patients, with emphasis on sharing the knowledge needed to manage complex medical conditions.
His areas of academic interest include the diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies, and the mechanisms of allergen immunotherapy. 
Dr. Chinen's expertise is reflected on his writings as he has authored over 50 scientific articles and book chapters related to human allergy and immunology, and is a Reviewer Board member of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Clinical Immunology.
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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Fellow
Greater Houston Allergy and Immunology Society Member, Treasurer 2015-16

Selected Publications

Bonilla FA, Khan DA, Ballas ZK, Chinen J, Frank MM, Hsu JT, et al.  Practice parameter for the diagnosis and management of primary immunodeficiency.  Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2015 Sep 11. pii: S0091-6749.
Chinen J, Notarangelo LD, Shearer WT. Advances in basic and clinical immunology in 2014. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2015 May;135(5):1132-41.
Ram G, Chinen J. Infections and immunodeficiency in Down syndrome. Clinical & Expermental Immunology 2011 Apr;164(1):9-16.
Chinen J, Davis J, De Ravin SS, Hay BN, Hsu AP, Linton GF, et al. Gene therapy improves immune function in preadolescents with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. Blood 2007 Jul 1;110(1):67-73.
Chinen J, Kline MW, Shearer WT. (2014) Primary Immunodeficiencies. In:  Cherry J, Demmler-Harrison G, Kaplan SL, Steinbach WJ, Hotez P, ed. Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 7th Ed. Chapter 67. Elsevier Inc. New York.

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