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Teresa C. Chen, M.D.

Chief Quality Officer
Specialty: Glaucoma
Phone Number: 617-573-3670
Fax: 617-573-3707
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
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Board Certification: Ophthalmology
M.D. Albany Medical College
Residency Ophthalmology, University of Illinois, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Fellowship Glaucoma, Mass. Eye and Ear
Teaching Affiliation Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:


Dr. Teresa Chen is an ophthalmologist with specialty training in glaucoma, particularly pediatric glaucoma. A member of the Glaucoma Service, she also serves as the Chief Quality Officer for Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear. Internationally, she is one of the leaders in 3D imaging research of the eye.

Dr. Chen graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-Albany Medical College’s Six-Year Accelerated Medical Program first in her class, and subsequently completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. She then pursued subspecialty training in glaucoma through a fellowship at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Dr. Chen focuses her research on 3D imaging of the eye using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and swept source imaging. Along with collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital, her research group was the first to image the human eye in vivo with video-rate SD-OCT, a widely used imaging modality for the care of glaucoma patients. With SD-OCT, ultra-high resolution 3D video imaging of the optic nerve and the retina is possible. Dr. Chen is the first author on major papers published in the top three ophthalmology journals, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmology. She has published almost 150 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and reviews, and case reports. 

Actively engaged in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows, Dr. Chen was course director for the Glaucoma Conferences at Mass. Eye and Ear for more than a decade. She is currently the course director for the biennial Chandler Grant Glaucoma symposium, which is an international Harvard Medical School glaucoma conference held at Mass. Eye and Ear. She is also the course director for the Mass. Eye and Ear resident quality rotation.

Dr. Chen has served as past Vice President, and now President, of the Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society, the Mass. Eye and Ear glaucoma alumni society. Additionally, she is the editor of Glaucoma Surgery—the top-selling subspecialty book published by Elsevier the year it was published, which has since been translated into several foreign languages.

Clinical Interests

Adult and pediatric glaucoma

Research Interests

3D ophthalmic imaging (e.g. optical coherence tomography, swept source imaging, etc.) and pediatric glaucoma

Publications

Spectral domain optical coherence tomography: Ultra-high speed, ultra-high resolution ophthalmic imaging. Chen TC, Cense B, Pierce MC, Nassif N, Park BH, Yun SH, White BR, Bouma BE, Tearney GJ, de Boer JF. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Dec;123(12):1715-20.

In vivo three-dimensional imaging of neovascular age related macular degeneration using optical frequency domain imaging at 1050 nm. deBruin DM, Burnes DL, Loewenstein J, Chen Y, Chang S, Chen TC, Esmaili DD, deBoer JF. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2008;49(10):4545-52.

Diagnostic capability of spectral domain optical coherence tomography for glaucoma. Wu H, de Boer JF, Chen TC. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2012;153(5):815-26. 

Pediatric glaucoma surgery: a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Chen TC, Chen PP, Francis BA, Junk AK, Smith SD, Singh K, Lin SC. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jul 24.

Achieving target refraction after cataract surgery. Simon SS, Chee Y, Haddadin RI, Veldman PB, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Brauner SC, Chang KK, Chen SH, Gardner MF, Greenstein SH, Kloek CE, Chen TC. Ophthalmology. 2014 Feb;121(2):440-4.

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