Coronavirus (COVID-19)

"We'll Start Losing People We Didn't Have to Lose"

Doctors are doing everything they can to save people fighting COVID-19. But Dr. Royce Chen fears that it might not be enough.

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    Royce W.S. Chen, M.D.

    Royce W.S. Chen, M.D.

    Royce Chen, MD, is the Helen and Martin Kimmel Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center and Attending Ophthalmologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in surgical and medical management of vitreoretinal disease and uveitis. Dr. Chen also serves as the Residency Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia.

    Dr. Chen graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Music and received his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He then performed his ophthalmology residency at Columbia University, where he served as Chief Resident. This was followed by a 2-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, where he served as a Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology.

    He has received numerous honors, including a Heed Foundation Fellowship and recognition as a NYC Super Doctor.