Xuejing Chen, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Ophthalmology

MD, Yale University School of Medicine
MS, Carnegie Mellon University

Xuejing Chen, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Boston University School of Medicine. She specializes in the medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases including retinal vascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, retinal detachments, macular degeneration, ocular trauma, secondary intraocular lens, posterior uveitis and retinal dystrophies. Dr Chen's primary goal is to provide her patients with compassionate care using the most advanced treatments available and to provide management plans customized to each patient's unique situation.

Dr Chen received her undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering with honors at the California Institute of Technology where she was supported by the California Institute of Technology Axline Merit Scholarship and her master’s degree in computer science with a focus in computational neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University where she was supported by the Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship. After graduate school Dr Chen worked as a program officer at Orbis International focusing on their telemedicine and Middle Eastern programs. From there, Dr Chen obtained her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine where she was supported by the Dean’s Merit Scholarship. After an intern year at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Dr Chen completed her ophthalmology residency at the Stein Eye Institute at the University of California Los Angeles, where she received the Dr. Henry & Lilian Nesburn Award for Best Paper Submitted by a Resident in Southern California and the Stein Eye Institute Excellence in Research Award. After residency, Dr Chen completed her vitreoretinal fellowship in July 2018 at the combined program at Tufts Medical Center and the Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, where she was a Top 5 Finalists in the Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Throughout training, she has maintained a strong interest in global health, doing field work or clinical rotations in rural China, Jerusalem, Kurdistan, Thailand, India and Ghana. She has special interests in medical technology and innovations, ocular imaging, surgical outcomes and global health. She has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

2017 Women In Retina Mentorship Program at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Travel Award
2017 Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program at the American Academy of Ophthalmology: Top 5 Finalist
2017 National Eye Institute at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Travel Award
2017 Retina World Congress Fellow Travel Award
2016 Dr. Henry & Lilian Nesburn Award for Best Paper Submitted by a Resident in Southern California
2016 UCLA Stein Eye Institute : Excellence in Clinical Research Award
2008-2012 Yale School of Medicine: Dean's Merit Full-Tuition Scholarship
2008-2009 Evalee Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Scholarship
2006 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference Travel Scholarship
2003-2006 Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship

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  1. Chen X, Tye A, Shah CP, Baumal CR. MULTILAYERED OPTIC DISK HEMORRHAGE IN ADULTS WITHOUT A POSTERIOR VITREOUS DETACHMENT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2021 Sep 01; 15(5):619-621. PMID: 30932996; DOI: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000864;
  2. Chen X, Dajani OAW, Alibhai AY, Duker JS, Baumal CR. LONG-TERM VISUAL RECOVERY IN BILATERAL HANDHELD LASER POINTER-INDUCED MACULOPATHY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2021 Sep 01; 15(5):536-539. PMID: 30640318; DOI: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000845;
  3. Ness S, Green M, Loporchio D, Port AD, Chen X, Siegel NH, Poulaki V, Subramanian ML. Risk factors for fellow eye treatment in protocol T. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2021 Aug; 259(8):2203-2212.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33566149
  4. Osathanugrah P, Sanjiv N, Siegel NH, Ness S, Chen X, Subramanian ML. The Impact of Race on Short-term Treatment Response to Bevacizumab in Diabetic Macular Edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 02; 222:310-317.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33045219
  5. Port AD, Nolan JG, Siegel NH, Chen X, Ness SD, Subramanian ML. Combined phaco-vitrectomy provides lower costs and greater area under the curve vision gains than sequential vitrectomy and phacoemulsification. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan; 259(1):45-52.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32813107
  6. Chen X, Desai SJ, Baumal CR. PARACENTRAL ACUTE MIDDLE MACULOPATHY IN PREGNANCY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2020; 14(3):221-223. PMID: 29252913; DOI: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000679;
  7. Chen X, Shah CP. Retina Times. The Effects of Antivascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents on Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy. 2019.
  8. Chen X, Liang ML. Surgical Retina. Diabetic Retinopathy: Surgical Aspects. 2019.
  9. Arya M, Rebhun CB, Alibhai AY, Chen X, Moreira-Neto C, Baumal CR, Reichel E, Witkin AJ, Duker JS, Sadda SR, Waheed NK. Parafoveal Retinal Vessel Density Assessment by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Healthy Eyes. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 10 15; 49(10):S5-S17. PMID: 30339262; DOI: 10.3928/23258160-20180814-02;
  10. Chen X, Klein KA, Shah CP, Heier JS. Progression to Surgery for Patients With Idiopathic Epiretinal Membranes and Good Vision. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 10 15; 49(10):S18-S22. PMID: 30339263; DOI: 10.3928/23258160-20180814-03;
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I enjoy working with medical students, residents and fellows who are interested in clinical and translational research within the fields of medical and surgical retina, electronic medical records and ophthalmic technologies. My goal is to have each trainee take ownership of an individual project and bring it to completion with publication. Please feel free to contact me to discuss potential project ideas.

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