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John Chen


Dr. Chen attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate and combined MD/PhD degrees.  He completed his Ophthalmology residency and Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship training at the University of Iowa.  He then took a position at the Mayo Clinic in 2014 where he specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology. Currently, he serves as a Consultant and Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Chen serves as the Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Director and has received numerous teaching awards.  He co-chairs the Upper Midwest Neuro-Ophthalmology Group and is on multiple committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a board member for the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.  He has received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is currently President for the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, and participated in the AAO and AUPO Leadership Development Programs.  He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications, has received several research awards, and is currently RO1 funded through the NIH.  His main research interests are in ophthalmic imaging, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and optic neuritis.





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