Dr. Karlene ChinQuee
Ideal Balance
Ideal Balance
Fellowship in Preventative Medicine

Advanced Fellow

About Dr. Karlene ChinQuee



Dr. Karlene ChinQuee is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist Surgeon who practices Integrative Medicine in New York City. She specializes in Functional Medicine, nutrition, environmental medicine and bariatric medicine. She is Board Certified in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has been in private practice since 1990 and has privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY.

Dr. ChinQuee is a graduate of Brown University (Pre-Med), and SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. She trained in Internal Medicine, and in Obstetrics and Gynecology where she received the “Intern of the Year “ Award.   She is a graduate of Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, Fellowship-trained in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  In addition to engaging in private practice, Dr. ChinQuee has served as Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Women's Health Gynecologic & Health Services, and as Gynecologist, Barnard College Student Health Gynecologic & Health Services. Prior to engaging in private practice, she was Clinical Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and was an Attending Physician at Harlem Hospital Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology working with High Risk  pregnancies and Teen pregnancies.

Dr. ChinQuee has lectured extensively on women's health issues in the United States and abroad. She has frequently appeared as a medical expert on major television newscasts, including ABC Eyewitness News, Fox News and USA Live; and was designated as one of New York City's best doctors in Essence Magazine.

Dr. ChinQuee is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heartbeats of the World, Inc., a not-for-profit charitable organization which she founded in 2002. The mission of Heartbeats of the World is to enrich the lives of women, adolescents and children in underserved areas of the world by providing medical resources and educational opportunities addressing the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy and unemployment. (See

Dr. ChinQuee has been awarded the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. It recognizes distinguished Americans from various ethnic backgrounds who have made significant contributions to our nation’s heritage. The honorees are awarded for showing outstanding qualities in their personal and professional lives, yet maintaining the richness of their particular heritage. The award ceremony is held each May on Ellis Island. Honorees typically include U.S. Presidents, Nobel Prize winners, leaders of industry, and gifted artists, performers and athletes. The list of past recipients includes Presidents Reagan, Ford, Clinton and George H.W. Bush, Senator Hillary Clinton, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Muhammad Ali, Joe DiMaggio, Barbara Walters, Donald Trump and Lee Iacocca.

In 2009 Dr. ChinQuee received the Shining Star Award from the Lenox Hill Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology for her work as a physician and for her humanitarian leadership of Heartbeats of the World. 

In 2010 Dr. ChinQuee  received the Vice Chancellor Achievement award from The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI). The prestigious Legacy Awards by AFUWI are conferred on notable individuals who represent high levels of achievement within their respective fields of industry and enterprise.

Total Body Health Inside and Out

Dr. Karlene ChinQuee is the founder and medical director of The Chinquee Center for Health and Wellness.

Dr. ChinQuee is a Board Certified Obstetrician/GYN Surgeon with privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY. She is also Board Certified in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Her beautifully appointed office is located at 880 Fifth Avenue (69th St.). She has been in private practice since 1990.

Dr. ChinQuee provides a full range of highest quality, compassionate gynecologic services, including a new in-office minimally invasive endometrial ablation solution to heavy bleeding.

The healthy body is of normal weight, is nutritionally and hormonally balanced and is free of environmental toxins. The ChinQuee Center for Health and Wellness is a unique facility, which is one of the few facilities in New York City that addresses these four essential requirements for good health.

Many people work long hours, under great stress, get little sleep, eat the wrong foods, absorb environmental toxins, do not take nutritional supplements, and do not exercise. They are prone to fatigue, anxiety, hypertension, overweight/obesity, and hormone imbalance factors which give rise to many chronic diseases (including heart disease and diabetes) and place them on a path to accelerated aging.

Many take prescription drugs, such as Lipitor, that can have dangerous side effects. Women who hope to bear a child are unaware that the toxins lodged in their bodies can be transmitted to the unborn child they hope will go to Harvard. Men and women are unaware that toxins can cause havoc in the body.

Dr. Karlene ChinQuee has unique credentials and experience that help her enable men and women to address every aspect of good health and lead healthy, happier, longer lives. Dr. ChinQuee treats disease, but more importantly, she engages in preventive health, which addresses all the underlying causes of disease. Her practice is truly state of the art. She engages patients as partners in their health care, empowering and supporting them to help care for themselves in the best possible way.