Dr. Chen was born in Ontario, Canada. He attended Yale University (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) where he completed BS and MS degrees in biophysics and biochemistry. During medical school at Yale, he received a research grant to study Aristotle and was guitarist for the underground rock band Plato’s Cavemen. Dr. Chen then completed ophthalmology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Chen’s passions include mountains, the ocean, sports, stargazing, classical piano, and Brazilian jazz guitar.