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Stephen M. Chen, M.D.

chenStephen M. Chen, M.D.

Dr. Stephen M. Chen comes to Richmond Plastic Surgeons from Virginia Commonwealth University MCV/VCU Health System where he has been in active practice for the past eight years. He received his Medical Degree and completed the Plastic Surgery residency program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Subsequently, Dr. Chen pursued another year of training with Dr. James Grotting in Birmingham, Alabama in Aesthetic Surgery and Microvascular Breast Reconstruction. He is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chen brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to Richmond Plastic Surgeons. He has extensive experience in microvascular surgery, Post Bariatric body contouring and facial aesthetics. He is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chen lives in Richmond with his wife and three children.

Educational Background

  • Fellowship
    • Grotting Plastic Surgery, Asthetic Surgery
      • Chairman: James C. Grotting, M.D.
  • Residency
    • Medical College of Virginia, General Surgery
      • Chairman: Jeannie Savas, M.D.
  • Medical School
    • M.D. Medical College of Virginia
  • Undergraduate
    • Duke University, B.S. in Biology
  • Scholastic
    • Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA

Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Virginia Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Asthetic Plastic Surgery

Offices and Activites

  • Vice President, Student Delivery Systems (1991-1993)
  • Board of Directors, Yellow Jacket Subs Inc, Atlanta, GA (1994-1999)
  • Instructor, Foundations of Clinical Medicine: Instructor (1996-1997)
  • Co Owner, Area 51 Enterprise (1996-1999)
  • Assistant, Plastic Surgery Residency Recruitment (1999-2000)
  • Chief, Plastic Surgery Residency Recruitment (2001-2002)
  • Board of Trustees Virginia Society of Plastic Surgery (2008)

Awards

  • Top Doc, Richmond Magazine June 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Top Doc for Women, Richmond Magazine June 2009

Publications

  • Yager, DR, Chen SM, Ward SI, Oluyinka O, Olytoye MD, Diegelmann RF, Cohen IK. Ability of chronic wound fluids to degrade peptide growth factors is associated with increased levels of elastase activity and diminished levels of proteinase inhibitors. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 1997;5:23-32
  • Grotting JC, Chen SM. Mastopexy. The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Techniques. Nahai F. ed., QMP Publishing, 2005
  • Grotting JC, Marx AP, Chen SM. Mastopexy. In Plastic Surgery, 2nd Edition. Mathes SJ ed., Elsevier Publishing, 2006
  • Grotting JC, Beckenstein MS, Chen SM. Immediate Postmastectomy Reconstruction: Free TRAM Techniques Plastic Surgery, 2nd Edition. Mathes SJ ed., Elsevier Publishing, 2006
  • Zhao X, Chen S, Deanda A, Kiev J. . A rare presentation of tuberculosis.Am Surg. 2006 Jan;72(1):96-7.
  • Carbonell AM, Cobb WS, Chen SM Posterior components separation duringretromuscular hernia repair. Hernia. 2008 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Presentations

  • Management of Shotgun Blast Injuries to the Face Trauma Surgery Grand Rounds, Medical College of Virginia, June 2000
  • Open vs. Laparoscopic Repair of Ventral Hernias General Surgery Divisional Conference, Medical College of Virginia, October 2000
  • Ogilve’s Syndrome Revisited: Endoscopic vs. Pharmacologic Management General Surgery Divisional Conference, Medical College of Virginia, November 2000
  • Autologous Tissue is the Gold Standard for Breast Reconstruction MCV Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Medical College of Virginia, February 2001
  • Grotting JC and Chen SM. An algorithm for the correction of breast asymmetry. Atlanta Breast Symposium, January 2004
  • Grotting JC and Chen SM. Secondary revisions for augmentation mammaplasty. Atlanta Breast Symposium, January 2004
  • Body Contouring Following Weight Loss Surgery. American College of Surgeons, 90th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2004
  • Body Contouring Following Weight Loss Surgery. MCV Gastric Bypass Club, Richmond, VA, October 2004
  • Body Contouring Following Massive Weight Loss. Virginia Council of Perioperative Registered Nurses. Bariatric Surgery: Care of the Patient Preoperatively, Intraoperatively, and Postoperatively. Richmond, VA, February 2005
  • Anatomic Reconstruction of the Head and Neck with Free Flaps. The Alton D. Brashear Postgraduate Course in Head and Neck Anatomy. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, March 15,2006
  • Refinements in Reconstruction of the Head and Neck. The Alton D. Brashear Postgraduate Course in Head and Neck Anatomy. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, March 12, 2008
  • Mommy Makeover V. 2009. Richmond Association of Mothers of Multiples. Richmond, VA October 20, 2009

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