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Dr. Edwin Chen, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Edwin S. Chen, MD is a graduate of Stanford University and Medical College of Ohio at University of Toledo. After completing his general eye surgery training at St. Vincent's Hospital-New York Medical College in Manhattan where he served as Chief Resident, he spent an additional year in fellowship studying the medical and surgical treatment of corneal diseases at the prestigious Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, a leader in eye care and a pioneering institution in the development of cutting-edge corneal transplantation, including the partial thickness tissue-sparing corneal transplant technique known as endothelial keratoplasty (EK/DLEK/DSEK/DSAEK). While at Devers and in the years since, Dr. Chen has been recognized as an expert in corneal diseases through his publication of over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. In addition, Dr. Chen has been invited to speak on his research and areas of expertise both nationally and internationally at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Cornea Society, and the European Eye Bank Association. Prior to moving back to Southern California where he grew up, Dr. Chen helped train future eye surgeons as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and later as an Assistant Professor at Jefferson University's Wills Eye Hospital, the oldest eye hospital in the country. His commitment to evidence-based medicine has led him to serve as a reviewer and referee for scientific journals including Ophthalmology (the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology), Eye (the official journal of the Royal College of Eye Surgeons), Cornea (the official journal of the Cornea Society), and Archives of Ophthalmology (the eye-specific publication of the American Medical Association), among others. In addition to his subspecialty interests in corneal transplantation, Dr. Chen also enjoys practicing comprehensive eye care because it allows him to establish long-term relationships with his patients. He believes strongly that the best healthcare is built on the familiarity and trust that comes from a history between patient and physician.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Legacy Devers Eye Institute, Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease
  • Medical School - University of Toledo, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. Vincent's Hospital, Residency in General Eye Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Cornea Society

Awards and publications

  • Achievement Award 2011, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Secretariat Award 2010, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1780626986

Office locations

Ocean Eye

12395 El Camino Real, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92130

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He is very careful and thorough on every aspect of my eyes conditions. I have confidence on his eyecare professionalism.
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Great listener and explains things very well. I will be making Dr. Chen my eye doctor going forward.
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He was very through and explained all very well.
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We were greeted by happy receptionists. All were professional. The wait was about 30 mins but well worth it. Dr Chen was very professional and very thorough in his examination. He explained all very well. We were impressed by his knowledge and his professional behavior.
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I was nervous when I went in as my optometrist said that glasses would not help me see better since I have cataracts.and that surgery was the only solution. Dr. Chen was very thorough in his eye exam and prescribed adifferent and stronger prescription for eye glasses. I am to come back in 3 months and see how I am doing. I am thrilled. I highly recommend Dr. Chen.
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The doctor is a busy man and very efficient but covered all the bases. The office staff was friendly. So often these days the office team seems very indifferent....not here.
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A very professional office throughout and a prompt and thorough evaluation. I would definitely recommend to colleagues and friends.
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Dr. Chen and his staff represent medical excellence. Warm and gifted professionals.
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Dr Chen is very professional & very efficient. He is excellent & convinced my husband to trust him which isn't easy to do!
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Extremely knowledgeable and professional
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really impressed by both Dr Chen and his professional staff - highly recommended.
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Extremely thorough, detailed, knowledgeable, and patient. I was very impressed and pleasantly surprised.
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Great ophthalmologist! He knows what he is doing! Very professional and courteous with patients!
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Doctor was great with communication and office staff was polite and extremely 'on the ball'. I'd refer folks to him!
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My visit with Dr. Chen was great! He is very friendly and professional. He really knows what he is doing and seems to really care about making sure your eyes are healthy, and takes time to make sure you understand whatis going on and the best way to take care of your eyes. He also gave me sample eye drops to try!!
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Dr. Chen is very thorough and informative. I left his office with a full understanding of my eye health.
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Dr. Chen and his staff were very friendly and professional. There was no wait time time in the waiting room or in the office/chair. Each visit was very personable and thorough. You can tell right away how much he cares abouthis patients because he would take the extra time to make sure you were comfortable and answer any questions/concerns. I bring my whole family to him because I wouldn't trust anyone else! I would definitely recommend him!
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Dr. Chen is courteous and conscientious and has an excellent staff and a very meticulous office. I highly recommend him to anyone needing in depth eye care.
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Good doctor. Very pleased and would highly recommend.
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