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Connie J. Chen, MD
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise
Medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, and retinal dystrophies.
Personal Information
I enjoy figure skating, hiking, and traveling. I speak Mandarin and Spanish.
English, Mandarin, Spanish
Clinical Experience
Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology
Education and Professional Achievements
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, 2008
Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, 2009
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2012
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology Member, American Society of Retinal Specialists Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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April 2018
Dr Chen is a highly competent in her field (with a resume to prove it) with excellent people skills and a very good communicator. I think she sets the VM retina Department apart from other hospitals and clinics
April 2018
Great practitioner! Dr. Chen is well versed in her expertise & very professional!
March 2018
Absolutely the top of my list of the very best.
March 2018
Dr. Chen is wonderful. She takes the time to answer questions and never rushes you.
March 2018
Very caring.
February 2018
My regular (excellent) ophthalmologist, Dr. Chieh, was in surgery that day, so I saw Dr. Chen. She was a pleasure, focused and informative, and I would gladly see her again.
February 2018
Dr. Chen was excellent & kind, explanatory, future care information.
January 2018
Dr. Chen is the best in every way skillful, knowledgeable, gives honest answers to hard questions, caring, concerned and always pleasant even when under scheduling pressure. #9-10. 4 stars.
January 2018
like her opinion...happy she is my physician
January 2018
Dr. Chen is very excellent. She has done very good medical care/work on me.
January 2018
I am moving my eye care to VM after this appt.
January 2018
December 2017
If it were not for Dr. Connie Chen, I am pretty much on my own except for the 2 RN´s that run answers down for me, greatly helpful.
November 2017
I have trust in this provider! she is wonderful to talk to and makes me feel very important to her!!!
September 2017
Great doctor, Took her time. Was well taken care of.
August 2017
Dr. Vesselle recommended that I see Dr. Chen for her expertise and special equipment. I met Dr. Chen for the first time. She impressed me as being very professional, efficient and experienced.
August 2017
Dr Chen very knowledgeable and refers when beyoND her scope
August 2017
She really cares for her patients and is very nice and accomodating!
July 2017
July 2017
this doctor told me about an eye issue that I didn´t know that I had and that I should have known about since it was in my chart since I was 18
May 2017
Exceptional professionalism, caring, and support - very clear on the results, plans, and approach. I have the highest confidence in her.
May 2017
This was an emergency situation and Dr. Chen did laser surgery on my eye even though it was very late in the day and probably past the time she should have been going home. Never felt rushed. She is a top notch MD.
May 2017
Dr. Chen is an outstanding, dedicated physician who takes the time to keep me informed regarding my eye treatments and my overall eye sight. I could not be under better care - I trust her judgment, her advice and her genuine concern for making my eye sight progress in a positive manner. I am honored to be her patient.
April 2017
Very professional
April 2017
Seemed very thorough in evaluating my eye conditions.
March 2017
GREAT Doctor! Thoughtful, caring and listened. I will ask for her again should the need arise.
February 2017
Dr. Chen provided the BEST care possible to me - I would rate her ´10´ on a scale of 1-5!
February 2017
Since I am seeing Dr. Chen to deal with my "eyesight" for now and the future I cannot begin to express what an educated, caring, thorough doctor she is. She always takes all the time necessary to completely educate me on the progress of my eyes - what and how she is treating me - I feel beyond fortunate to have Dr. Chen as part of my VM medical team. She puts me at ease immediately - she truly cares for her patients - she is an outstanding doctor and a very special friend--no matter how busy Dr. Chen is she always brings humor and friendliness into my visits. I have nothing but the greatest of respect for Dr. Connie Chen!!
February 2017
she was extremely thorough with the consultation and directions for home care .
January 2017
I would highly recommend Dr. Chen for eye care. I wish I had had her perform my cataract surgery and follow up (which I had done at another facility).
January 2017
All good.
December 2016
very impressed with Dr Chen
December 2016
It´s been one year since my eye surgery and so far, Dr. Chen´s prognosis has been correct. I appreciate the fact that she is very sympathetic to my frustrations about the progress of my eye.
November 2016
I´m new to WA State - Dr. Chen recommended to me by Johns Hopkins Hospital´s Wilmer Institute. (I´m from MD & worked @ JHH x 25 yrs.)
September 2016
Doctor Chen was warm and friendly. She wrote everything down so I wouldn´t forget what to do for my eye.
May 2016
Provider made a special effort to see me on short notice and spent enough time with me to clearly explain my situation and care.
May 2016
Dr. Chen is wonderful I wish all my providers were as attentive and caring as she is. Dr. Chen is exceptional!
March 2016
Dr Chen is the most caring and thorough provider I have even had. She is totally involved in my eye care and has gone out of her way to make her services available at a moments notice.
January 2016
Very well qualified.
January 2016
Dr. Chan has been fantastic.