Jean Marie Lien, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I’m proud to be part of Kaiser Permanente. Since graduating from medical school in 1984, I’ve worked on the East Coast, West Coast, in the Northwest, in private practice, and as a faculty member at universities. In 1998, I joined Kaiser Permanente and settled into my practice in perinatology—a branch of obstetrics that focuses on high-risk pregnancies.
I was born in Taiwan, but my family came to the United States when I was 6 years old. My father was an engineer and my mother a homemaker. I grew up on the East Coast and in the Midwest—primarily Pennsylvania and Michigan. Both my older brother and I chose to go into medicine because we’re both committed to helping others. He’s a neurosurgeon in Tennessee. I preferred delivering babies and I liked the beach, so I went into obstetrics and gynecology. I then subspecialized in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, and chose to come to sunny Southern California.
About my practice
Our obstetrics practice works as a team—collaborating closely with the general obstetrician-gynecologists, midwives, and nurse practitioners. We’re based at the Anaheim Kraemer Medical Offices and Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Offices. We provide consultations and ongoing care for women with high-risk pregnancies. We take care of women with medical problems such as diabetes and hypertension. We also treat obstetrical problems, such as triplet pregnancies and recurrent preterm labor, and provide care for women who have problems with their fetuses.
How I thrive
My greatest joy is seeing my son and daughter develop and grow. I try to participate as much as possible with their school and extracurricular activities. I enjoy running and tennis. In the winter, my family leaves sunny Southern California to spend some time skiing. I like going to movies, plays, and concerts, and enjoy those rare quiet times when I can just pick up a good book to read. Balancing family life and work is challenging but well worth it.