Xuejing Chen, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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 Chobanian and Avedisian 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.

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  1. Jindachomthong KK, Cabral H, Subramanian ML, Ness S, Siegel NH, Chhablani J, Hsu SX, Chen X. Incidence and risk factors for delayed retinal tears following an acute, symptomatic posterior vitreous detachment. Ophthalmol Retina. 2022 Oct 25. PMID: 36307014; DOI: 10.1016/j.oret.2022.10.012;
     
  2. Sanayei N, Albrecht MM, Martin DC, Marin N, Fereshetian S, Baker S, Subramanian ML, Ness S, Siegel NH, Chen X. Outcomes of a Hybrid Ophthalmology Telemedicine Model for Outpatient Eye Care During COVID-19. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 08 01; 5(8):e2226292. PMID: 36006645; PMCID: PMC9412225; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.26292;
     
  3. Sanayei N, Davoudi S, Port A, Chen X. Choroidal Metastasis With Secondary Retinal Detachment in a Man With BCRA2-Associated Breast Adenocarcinoma. Cureus. 2022 Apr; 14(4):e24243. PMID: 35602814; PMCID: PMC9116470; DOI: 10.7759/cureus.24243;
     
  4. Niemeyer KM, Chen X. Surgical repair of an inflammatory macular hole associated with ocular syphilis. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2022 Jun; 26:101530. PMID: 35464690; PMCID: PMC9020128; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2022.101530;
     
  5. Sanjiv N, Osathanugrah P, Harrell M, Siegel NH, Ness S, Chen X, Cabral H, Subramanian ML. Race and ethnic representation among clinical trials for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema within the United States: A review. J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Apr; 114(2):123-140.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35078668
     
  6. Wang J, Baker A, Subramanian ML, Siegel NH, Chen X, Ness S, Yi J. Simultaneous visible light optical coherence tomography and near infrared OCT angiography in retinal pathologies: A case study. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2022 03; 247(5):377-384.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34904454; PMCID: PMC8919322; DOI: 10.1177/15353702211063839;
     
  7. Ness S, Subramanian ML, Chen X, Siegel NH. Diagnosis and management of degenerative retinoschisis and related complications. Surv Ophthalmol. 2022 Jul-Aug; 67(4):892-907.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34896193
     
  8. 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;
     
  9. 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;
     
  10. 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
     
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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

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.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
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