Royce W.S. Chen, MD

Ophthalmology
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Retinal & Vitreoretinal Surgery, more

Locations and Appointments


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CUIMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

622 W 168th Street
Vanderbilt Clinic Building, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10032
US
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ColumbiaDoctors - Robert Burch Family Eye Center

250 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023
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ColumbiaDoctors - Third Avenue

880 Third Avenue
Floor 3, Suite F
New York, NY 10022
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About Royce W.S. Chen, MD


Royce Chen, MD, is the Jean Sheng Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair of Education, and Residency Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is also an Attending Ophthalmologist at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Chen is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the surgical and medical management of vitreoretinal disease and uveitis. 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.


Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

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
  • Retinopathy
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Education

  • 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
  • Residency Program Director
  • Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

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