Yicheng Chen, MD, graduated with honors from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through the competitive Health Sciences and Technology Program.

He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and subsequently completed a two-year fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous at The Retina Institute (formerly Barnes Retina Institute at Washington University) in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the most prestigious training programs in the country. Dr. Chen is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Chen has numerous publications in prominent peer-reviewed scientific journals, has been involved in clinical trials and has presented his work at national and international meetings. Dr. Chen’s clinical interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, and retinal vascular disorders.

When he is not treating patients, Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, and playing guitar. He also enjoys photography and the outdoors. Dr. Chen is fluent in Mandarin.


Program: Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors
Institution: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Program: MD
Institution: Harvard–MIT Program of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA

Program: Residency in Ophthalmology
Institution: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

Program: Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous
Institution: The Retina Institute, St. Louis, MO

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Ophthalmology


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