The University of Colorado
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cole Eye Institute
“I believe that each patient is unique. My goal is to enact the most appropriate individualized treatment plan for each patient – by combining the science of the latest evidence-based medicine and the art of listening to the patient’s needs. I want all my patients to understand the options for treating their disease and feel empowered in their care as we work together to achieve the best possible results.”
Rachel Chen, M.D. is an ophthalmologist, retina specialist & vitreoretinal surgeon at Retina Group of Washington. Dr. Chen received her medical degree from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed a residency in ophthalmology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cole Eye Institute, followed by a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at The University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado.
Dr. Chen has received numerous honors and awards, including being elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Yale University, the Cole Eye Institute Annual Research Symposium Best Resident Presentation Award and the Pritzker School of Medicine Top Quartile Award. She has presented at national meetings including the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS). Dr. Chen has authored several book chapters and original papers in various peer-reviewed journals including the OSLI Retina, Ophthalmic Genetics, Retina Specialist and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Dr. Chen is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Dr. Chen enjoys the Chinese zither, world travel, hiking, photography and board games when not caring for patients.
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