Dr. Chen was born in Ontario, Canada. He attended Yale University (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) where he studied biophysics and biochemistry. Dr. Chen graduated from the Yale School of Medicine and completed ophthalmology residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is fluent in Spanish and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Chen’s interests include the outdoors, sports, observational astronomy, classical piano, and Brazilian jazz guitar.