Professional Statement

Dr. Constance M. Chen is a board-certified plastic surgeon with special expertise in the use of innovative natural techniques to optimize medical and cosmetic outcomes for women undergoing breast reconstruction. Dr. Chen received her BA from Harvard College, MD from Stanford University School of Medicine, and MPH from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. After surgical residencies at the University of Washington Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital Cornell-Columbia, she completed fellowships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York University Langone Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. She is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is also the Chief of Microsurgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Dr. Chen pioneered perforator flap breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital, and operates at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai as part of the New York Center for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction. She was previously principal investigator of a multi-institutional clinical trial investigating autologous lymph node transfer to treat breast cancer patients who have developed chronic upper extremity lymphedema after mastectomy. Dr. Chen is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally on new advancements in breast reconstruction and the surgical treatment of lymphedema. She is the author of three books, five book chapters, and fifty journal articles. She has also won numerous awards for her work in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the local, regional, and national levels. Dr. Chen has developed a reputation in the community for the personalized attention that she devotes to her patients. She is committed to aesthetic restoration of the breast and body, and enjoys helping her patients achieve overall well-being. At the end of the day, there is nothing more important to her than the joy she hopes to bring to her patients' lives

Languages

English, French, Korean, Spanish

Gender

Female

Location

Constance M. Chen, MD, PC875 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10075
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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Areas (2)

  • Body
  • Breasts

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York University Med Center Tisch Hospital

  • Residency

    Dermatologist

    New York Presbyterian Hospital/weill Cornell Med Center, University of Washington

  • Graduate School

    Stanford School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Awards & Recognitions

  • Numerous Awards for her Work in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Local, Regional, and National Levels
  • Dicran Goulian, MD Award
  • Northwestern Society of Plastic Surgeons—Resident Clinical Award
  • Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Award
  • Leonard R. Rubin - AAPS Best Paper Award
  • University of Washington, Division of Plastic Surgery Outstanding Inservice Exam Score Award

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