Dr. Constance M. Chen is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in complex microsurgical 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.
Dr. Chen operates at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary under the auspices of the New York Center for the Advancement of Breast Restoration, and pioneered perforator flap breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is principal investigator of an IRB-approved study investigating autologous lymph node transfer to treat breast cancer patients with chronic upper extremity lymphedema after mastectomy.
Dr. Chen has lectured nationally and internationally on breast and body restoration. She is the author of two books, seven book chapters, and over 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. At the end of the day, there is nothing more important to her than the joy she hopes to bring to her patients’ lives.