Dr. Warren W. Chin is Executive Director of the Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS), Director of Asian Cardiac Services at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan and Immediate Past Chairman and current Executive Director of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies (FCMS). Dr. Chin also serves on the Board of the Chinatown Partnership, Chinese Community Partnership for Health and the National Council of Asian and Pacific Islander Physicians. He served on the Board of the American Heart Association for 10 years.
Dr. Chin was born in New York City. At the age of 2 he lived in Hong Kong with his grandparents to learn and have a better understanding of the Chinese language and culture. At age 12 he returned to New York City. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School as well as the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education, where he graduated Cum Laude. He completed his medical school training at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital and his fellowship in Cardiology at Beth Israel Medical Center.
Dr. Chin began his career in medicine as a staff internist at the Chinatown Health Clinic. He went on to work for HIP as a cardiology consultant until 1990 when he decided to follow his dream. That same year Dr. Chin opened his own private practice in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown where he continues to practice today.
Dr. Chin has involved himself in a number of local and national organizations that help promote the health status of Chinese Americans within his own community as well as communities all over the country, one of which is the Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS). Dr. Chin served for 2 years as President and in 2012 he took over the Executive Director position. Under Dr. Chin’s leadership, CAMS has gained local and national recognition as an organization dedicated to the improving the health status of Chinese American patients. Dr. Chin has helped expand the organization’s involvement with other community organizations. He has lead CAMS in the expansion of its community programs to include free health education seminars, free screening events, bi-lingual health education materials and health columns in the Chinese papers. He also helped develop the Chinese television program Medical Heroes for ATV which is broadcast around the world and the Chinese television program Medi Talks with Sino TV which is broadcast in both east and west coast. He also helped pioneer North American Chinatown Smoke Free Day participating among the member organizations of FCMS to raise awareness and mobilize local communities to take action to reduce the high prevalence of smoking among Chinese immigrant men in Chinese communities in the US and Canada.
In the non-medical world, Dr. Chin has been a board member and the chairman of the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation, an organization to rebuild New York City Chinatown after 9/11, and to preserve the neighborhood’s unique culture while ensuring its vitality in the future through strategic positioning.
Dr. Chin is a firm believer that it is in the best interest of the community that everyone work together to provide better service, better programs, better quality of life and healthcare to our community at large. “Together we can, we have, and we will make a difference.”