Royce W.S. Chen, MD
Locations and Appointments
ColumbiaDoctors - Robert Burch Family Eye Center
ColumbiaDoctors - Third Avenue
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About Royce W.S. Chen, MD
Royce Chen, MD, is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center, Attending Ophthalmologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Attending Ophthalmologist at Harlem Hospital Center. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the surgical and medical management of vitreoretinal disease and uveitis. Dr. Chen also serves as the Residency Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia and is an active educator for the vitreoretinal fellowship program.
Dr. Chen graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Music where he sang at Mory's every week with the Yale Whiffenpoofs. He received his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine before performing his ophthalmology residency at Columbia University, where he served as Chief Resident. This was followed by a 2-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, where he served as a Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology.
He has received numerous honors, including the John Martin Wheeler Resident Teaching Award at Columbia, the Heed Foundation Fellowship, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, selection into the New-York Presbyterian Leadership-Academy (LEAD), and recognition as a NYC Super Doctor.
Dr. Chen has a wide range of research interests, ranging from retinal imaging, to artificial intelligence, to innovation in clinical and surgical education. In addition to his roles at Columbia, Dr. Chen also serves on the Board of Trustees and as Vice President of Trainee Mentorship for the Vit Buckle Society and as Planning Group Member for the National Eye Institute Health Education Program.
Specialties & Expertise
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Epiretinal Membrane
- Laser Retinal Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Macular Hole
- Macular Pucker
- Retina and Vitreous Surgery
- Retinal and Vitreous Disorders
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinal Disorders
- Retinal Holes and Tears
- Retinal Photography
- Retinal Vascular Disorders
- Retinal Vascular Occlusion
- Vitreoretinal Surgery
- Residency: Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
- Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
- Internship: Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center
Leadership, Titles & Positions
- Jean Sheng Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC
- Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Ophthalmology
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center