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Dr. Constance Chen is a leader in microsurgical breast reconstruction.  She specializes in DIEP, SIEA, PAP, TDAP, ALNT techniques. 



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Levine J, Vasile J, Chen CM, Allen RJ (Eds.). Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. New York, NY: Thieme. 144 pp. Hardcover, March 2016.

A medical textbook on current techniques in perforator flap breast reconstruction. 

Available for order from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Grant RT and Chen CM (Eds.). Cosmetic Surgery. New York, NY:  McGraw-Hill. 312 pp. Paperback, September 2010.

A medical textbook on current techniques in aesthetic plastic surgery.

Available for order from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Chen CM. “The Sex Side of Life”: Mary Ware Dennett’s Pioneering Battle for Birth Control and Sex Education. New York, NY: The New Press. 374 pp. Hardcover, June 1996; paperback, May 1997.

A biography of Mary Ware Dennett, an early 20th century birth control and sex education advocate. 

Available for order from Amazon.



Jazayeri Leila, Chen CM, and Cordeiro PG. "Midface and Cheek Reconstruction: The Memorial Sloan Kettering Approach." In Rodriguez E, Losee J, and Neligan PC (Eds.), Plastic Surgery Volume 3: Craniofacial, Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, 4th Edition. pp.255-267. Oxford: Elsevier, 2017.

Chen CM , LoTempio M, and Allen RJ Sr. “Profunda Artery Perforator (PAP) Flap for Breast Reconstruction.” In Spiegel A (Ed.), Breast Reconstruction - Current Perspectives and State of the Art Techniques. Rijeka: InTech, 2013.

Chen CM, Disa JJ, and Cordeiro PG. “Midface Reconstruction.” In Neligan PC and Rodriguez E (Eds.), Plastic Surgery: Head and Neck Surgery, 3rd Edition. Maryland Heights: Elsevier, 2012.

Allen RJ Sr and Chen CM. The Deep Inferior Epigastric Flap for Breast Reconstruction. In Fischer JE and Bland KI (Eds.), Mastery of Surgery, 6th Edition, pp.650-657. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

Chen CM, LoTempio M, and Allen RJ Sr. The Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction. In Spear SL (Ed.), Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art, 3rd Edition, pp.803-807. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.

Chen CM and Mehrara BJ. Principles of Surgical Flaps. In Sisco M and Kryger ZB (Eds.), Practical Plastic Surgery, pp.49-55. Philadelphia: Landes Biosciences, 2007.

Chen CM and Allen RJ. Principles of Plastic Surgery. In Sisco M and Kryger ZB (Eds.), Practical Plastic Surgery, pp.43-48. Philadelphia: Landes Biosciences, 2007.

Chen CM and Cole J. Skin Grafting and Skin Substitutes. In Sisco M and Kryger ZB (Eds.), Practical Plastic Surgery, pp.154-162. Philadelphia: Landes Biosciences, 2007.



Thimmappa ND, Prince MR, Colen KL, Ahn CY, Dutruel SP, Greenspun DT, Vasile JV, Chen CM, Usal H, Rohde CH, Redstone JS, LoTempio MM, Lerman OZ, Nath AK, Allen RJ, and Levine JL. Breast tissue expanders with magnetic ports: Clinical experience at 1.5 T. Plast Reconstr Surg. 138(6):1171-1178, 2016

Agrawal MD, Thimmappa ND, Vasile JV, Allen RJ, Greenspun DT, Ahn CY, Chen CM, Hedgire SS, and Prince MR. Autologous breast reconstruction: Preoperative magnetic resonance angiography for perforator flap vessel mapping. J Reconstr Microsurg. 31(1):1-11, 2015. 

Chen CM. Autologous lymph node transfer: An update. LymphLink. 25(1):5-9, 2013. 

Schneider LF, Chen CM, Stolier AJ, Shapiro RL, Ahn CY, and Allen RJ. Nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate free-flap breast reconstruction in the large ptotic breast. Ann Plast Surg. 69(4):425-428, 2012. 

Becker C, Vasile JV, Levine JL, Batista BN, Studinger RM, and Chen CM. Microlymphatic surgery for the treatment of iatrogenic lymphedema. Clin Plast Surg. 39(4):385-398, 2012. 

Chen CM and Fu MR. Autologous lymph node transfer: update on a clinical trial. LymphLink. 24(2):7-10, 2012. 

Cordeiro PG and Chen CM. A 15-year review of midface reconstruction after total and subtotal maxillectomy: Part I: Algorithm and outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 129(1):124-36, 2012. 

Chen CM, Klassen AF, Cano SJ, and Pusic AL. BCTOS in measuring HR-QoL after breast-conserving therapyBreast J. 17(4):443, 2011. 

Cordeiro PG and Chen CM. A 15-year review of midface reconstruction after total and subtotal maxillectomy: Part I: Algorithm and outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 15 June 2011. Epub ahead of print.

Cordeiro PG and Chen CM. A 15-year review of midface reconstruction after total and subtotal maxillectomy: Part II: Technical modifications to maximize aesthetic and functional outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 15 June 2011. Epub ahead of print.

Chen CM, Craigie J, Erhard H, Greenspun D, Khoobehi K, Kline R, Levine J, Lotempio M, Sadeghi A, Spiegel A, Stolier A, Allen RJ. Study suggests trend toward greater donor-site morbidity in TRAM flap patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 127(2):1007-8, 2011. 

Tuinder S, Chen CM, Massey MF, Allen RJ Sr, Van Der Huist R. Introducing the sc-GAP flap: A simplified approach to microsurgical breast reconstructionPlast Reconstr Surg. 127(2):489-95, 2011.                                                                                             

Chen CM, Cano S, Klassen A, King T, McCarthy CM, Cordeiro PG, Pusic AL. Measuring quality of life in oncologic breast surgery: a systematic review of patient-reported outcomes instrumentsBreast J. 16(6):587-97, 2010.

Fu M, Chen CM, Haber J, Guth AA, Axelrod D. The effects of providing information about lymphedema on the cognitive and symptom outcomes of breast cancer survivorsAnn Surg Onc17(7):1847-53. Epub 2010 Feb 6.

LoTempio M, Studinger R, Vaisille J, Chen C, Levine J, Allen R. Lymph node transplantation in breast reconstruction using perforator flapsCancer Res. 69(24 Suppl 3):3112, 2009.

Chen CM, Disa JJ, Sacchini V, Pusic AL, Mehrara BJ, Garcia-Etienne CA, Cordeiro PG. Nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate tissue expander/implant breast reconstructionPlast Reconstr Surg. 124(6):1772-80, 2009. 

Chandler EM, Chen CM, Spector JA. Bilateral fibrolipoma of the median nerve. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 62(5):e99-e100, 2009.

Schneider LF, Chen CM, Zurada J, Walther R, Grant RT. Surgical management of lymphatic malformation of the lower extremity. Can J Plast Surg. 16:1-3, 2008.

Allen RJ Jr, Chen CM, Warren SM. Free pectoral skin flap in the rat based on the long thoracic vessels: A new flap model for experimental study and microsurgical training (Invited Discussion). Ann Plast Surg. 61(4):479-80, 2008.

Chen CM, Disa JJ, Cordeiro PG, Pusic AL, McCarthy CM, Mehrara BJ. The incidence of venous thromboembolism after oncologic head and neck reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 60(5):476-9, 2008. 

Chen CM, Lajoie L, Grant RT, Spector JA. Introduction to body contouring after bariatric surgery. Bariatric Times. 5(3): 1, 6-9, 2008.

Chen CM, Ashjian P, Disa JJ, Cordeiro PG, Pusic AL, Mehrara BJ.Is the use of intraoperative heparin safe? Plast Reconstr Surg. 121(3):49e-53e, 2008.

Chen CM and Cordeiro PG. The tongue-in-groove technique for orbital floor reconstruction after maxillectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 121(1): 225-232, 2008.

Chen CM, Halvorson EG, Disa JJ, Hu QY, McCarthy CM, Pusic AL, Cordeiro PG, Mehrara BJ. Immediate postoperative complications in DIEP vs muscle-sparing free TRAM flaps for breast reconstructionPlast Reconstr Surg. 120(6): 1477-1482, 2007.

Pusic AL, Chen CM, Cano S, Klassen A, McCarthy C, Collins ED, Cordeiro PG. Measuring quality of life in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery: a systematic review of patient-reported outcomes instrumentsPlast Reconstr Surg. 120(4): 823-837, 2007.

Pusic AL, Chen CM, Patel S, Cordeiro PG, Shah JP. Microvascular reconstruction of the skull base: a clinical approach to oncologic defect classification and flap selection. Skull Base. 17(1): 5-15, 2007.

Ashjian P, Chen CM, Disa JJ, Pusic AL, Cordeiro PG, Mehrara BJ. The effect of postoperative anticoagulation on microvascular thrombosis. Ann Plast Surg. 59(1): 36-40, 2007. 

Pusic AL, Liu J, Chen CM, Cano S, Davridge K, Klassen A, Branski R, Patel S, Kraus D, Cordeiro PG. A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures in head and neck cancer surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 136(4):525-35, 2007.

Chen CM, Disa JJ, Lee HY, Mehrara BJ, Hu QY, Nathan S, Boland P, Healey J, Cordeiro PG. Reconstruction of extremity long bone defects after sarcoma resection with vascularized fibula flaps: A 10-year review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 119(3): 915-924, 2007.

Behnam AB, Chen CM, Pusic AL, Mehrara BJ, Disa JJ, Athanasian EA, Cordeiro PG. The pedicled latissimus dorsi flap for shoulder reconstruction after sarcoma resection. Ann Surg Onc. 14(5): 1591-5, 2007.

Chen CM, White C, Warren SM, Cole J, and Isik FF. Simplifying the vertical reduction mammaplastyPlast Reconstr Surg. 113(1): 162-172, 2004.

Chen CM, Warren SM, and Isik FF. Innovations to the vertical reduction mammaplasty: Making the transitionAnn Plast Surg. 50(6): 579-587, 2003.

Warren SM, Fong KD, Chen CM, Loboa EG, Cowan CM, Lorenz HP, and Longaker MT. Tools and techniques for craniofacial tissue engineering. Tissue Eng. 9(2): 187-200, 2003.

Warren SM, Hedrick MH, Sylvester K, Longaker MT, and Chen CM. New directions in bioabsorbable technology. J Neurosurg. 97(4 Suppl): 481-489, 2002.

Warren SM, Sylvester K, Chen CM, Hedrick MH, and Longaker MT. New directions in bioabsorbable technology. Orthopedics. 25(10 Suppl): 1201-1210, 2002.

Moss RL, Chen CM, and Harrison MR. Prosthetic patch durability in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A long-term follow-up study. J Ped Surg. 36(1): 152-154, 2001. 

Allen RJ, Kaplan J, and Chen CM. Comparison of the costs of DIEP and TRAM flaps: Reply. Plast Reconstr Surg. 107(3): 884, 2001.

Allen RJ and Chen CM. Re: Effect of smoking on complications in patients undergoing free TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly.11(4), 2000.

Allen RJ and Chen CM. Re: Effect of obesity on flap and donor-site complications in free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap breast reconstruction. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly. 11(4), 2000.



Chen C. Best in ski: Your no-frills formula for a more productive season on the slopes. National Geographic Adventure. November/December 2006, 40.

Chen C. Skin savers: Sun protection for outdoor athletes. National Geographic Adventure. June/July 2006, 37. 

Chen C. Women’s admissions. Stanford Medicine. Fall 2000, 17(3): 12-17.

Chen C. Writing fiction, exploring reality. Stanford Medicine. Summer 1999, 16(4): 31.

Chen C. Mirror of the divine: Art in the Baha’i world community (Book Review). Baha’i Studies Review. 1997, 7(1): 100-103.

Chen C. Marzieh Gail: “Patron saint” of women Baha’i scholars. Baha’i Studies Review. 1996, 6(1): 135-139.

Chen C. The new family: The role of the father, the role of the mother. World Order. Fall 1996, 39-48.

Chen C. Dimensions in spirituality (Book Review). Baha’i Studies Review. 1995, 5(1): 93-94.

Chen C. The importance of service. Harvard University Gazette. 9 June 1994, 17. 

Chen C. Pornography vs. censorship: What is good for women? New Directions for Women. September/October 1992, 12, 34.

Chen C. These broads weren’t born yesterday. Walking Magazine. September/ October 1992, 17. 

Chen C. Birth control’s other mother: Mary Ware Dennett. New Directions for Women. July/August 1992, M1-3.

Chen C. Birth control today: An analysis of the 1991 Guttmacher Report. New Directions for Women. January/February 1992, 5.

Chen C. Street harassment. New Directions for Women. September/October 1991, 10.

Chen C. A Lampy babe tells all. Rolling Stone. 21 March 1991, 56.

Chen C. 1960s Peace in the 1990s. Village Beat. Winter 1991, 10.

Chen C. Mary Ware Dennett and The Sex Side of Life. Radcliffe. Winter 1991, 15.