Elaina Chen, MD, Plastic Surgery, Rochester, NY, Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester


Plastic Surgery Rochester, NY

Aesthetic/Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery

Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery

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  • Biography
    Dr. Chen is a mother, wife, and surgeon. She believes in taking care of the whole patient with respect to their medical condition, treatment goals, and personal values. Dr. Chen prides herself on her deep attention to detail in her work and holds herself to a high standard when it comes to delivering excellent patient care. Dr. Chen is also passionate about resident education.

    Professional Background
    Dr. Chen attended Cornell University with a major in Human Biology, Health, and Sciences with minor concentrations in nutrition and neuroscience. She graduated in 7 semesters and pursued research in her time between college and medical school. Dr. Chen then attended Indiana University School of Medicine and graduated with her MD in 2012. She then pursued Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in the residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

    Dr. Chen is interested in clinical research in the fields of general plastic surgery, breast cancer reconstruction surgery, and resident education.

Education & Training

  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterResidency, Plastic Surgery, 2012 - 2018
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineClass of 2012, MD
  • Cornell UniversityBS, Human Biology, Health and Society, 2004 - 2007

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2018 - 2023
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Humanism in Medicine Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2011

Hospital Affiliations