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Andrew Chen, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery
Academic Office Location:
Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6234
Phone: 860-679-2290
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Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
A.B.Harvard UniversityBiology
A.M.Harvard UniversityMolecular and Cellular Biology
M.D.Harvard Medical SchoolHealth Sciences and Technology

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyWashington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish HospitalGeneral Surgery
ResidencyWashington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish HospitalPlastic Surgery
FellowshipUniversity of PittsburghHand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Essentials of Leadership ProgramAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons
Stanford Faculty Development Program in Medical TeachingWayne State University
Henry Ford Medical Group Leadership Program, 2010-2011Henry Ford Medical Group
American Medical Association Advocacy Leadership Conference AwardWayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan
Health Volunteers Overseas Young Surgeon Traveling FellowshipAmerican Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
Young Member Leadership ProgramAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
Division of Health Sciences and Technology Research GrantHarvard Medical School
Phi Beta Kappa, Elected as One of Top 12 StudentsHarvard University
Ford Foundation for Undergraduate Research GrantHarvard University
Detur Prize, Selected as One of Top 50 Freshman ScholarsHarvard University
John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement of Highest Distinction, 1991-1995Harvard University
Dean’s List, All Semesters, 1991-1995Harvard University
National Merit Scholar
Presidential Scholar Finalist, One of Top 500 Students in Nation
Golden Plate Award, Awarded to Top 400 Students in Nation
Congressional Youth Volunteer Award
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Association of Plastic Surgeons - Issues CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeSubcommittee ChairExternalNational2015
American Association of Plastic SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembershipExternalNational2014
Plastic Surgery Research CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationRepresentative to AAMC-Council of Faculty and Academic SocietiesExternalNational20142016
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Development CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2013
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Visiting Professors CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2013
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Exhibits CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCommittee ChairExternalNational2013
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Nominating CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational20132013
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Young Plastic Surgeons Steering CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeVice ChairExternalNational20122014
Henry Ford Health System-Operations CouncilAdvisory CommitteeAssociate RepresentativeExternalState20122013
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Annual Meeting and Instructional Course CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2012
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Leadership Development CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2012
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Researcher Education CommitteeResearch CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2012
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Exhibits CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational20122013
American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Annual Meeting CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2012
American Society for Reconstructive MicrosurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembershipExternalNational2012
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - ASPS/ASAPS Emerging Trends CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2011
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Young Plastic Surgeons Steering CommitteeResearch CommitteeVice-Chair of ResearchExternalNational20102012
American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2010
American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Resident Education CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2010
American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor Program CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2010
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Curriculum Development CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2009
American Association for Hand Surgery-Technology CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational20082014
Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons-Scientific Program CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembershipExternalState2008
American College of SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembershipExternalNational2008
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - In-Service CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational2008
American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Young Member Steering CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational20082012
American Association for Hand SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembershipExternalNational2008
Plastic Surgery NewsEditorial BoardEditorExternalNational2007
American Society of Plastic SurgeonsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembershipExternalNational2007
American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Crucial Elements of Hand Surgery CommitteeEducation CommitteeCommittee MemberExternalNational20072009
Plastic Surgery Research CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembershipExternalNational2007
American Society for Surgery of the HandProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembershipExternalNational2006

Journal Articles

Abstracts

  • Fibrin Sealant in Abdominoplasty to Reduce Complication Rates
    Shafa, Brian S. MD; Wu, Chaowen MD, PhD; Chen, Andrew MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2014 Apr;133(4s):1049
  • A 6 year review of systematic training and education in percutaneous trigger finger release in cadaveric hand specimens.
    Usman AA, Usman OA, Popper J, Ditmars DM, and Chen A Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons 2012 Jul;
  • A simplified technique for metacarpal fracture treatment with bioabsorbable cerclage.
    Wu C, Siddiqui A, Janevski P, and Chen A. Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons 2012 Jul;
  • Bioabsorbable cerclage treatment of metacarpal fractures using polyglactin 910.
    Chen A, Wu C, Siddiqui A, and Janevski PK. American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2012 Jan;
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome.
    Chen A Case Reviews in Plastic Surgery, Quality Medical Publishing 2012 Jan;
  • Verrucous carcinoma of the wrist.
    Chen AY, Chen A Journal of American Academy of Dermatology 2012 Jan;
  • Verrucous carcinoma of the wrist.
    Chen AY, Chen A. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2012 Jan;
  • Practical aspects of photoprotection.
    Chen AY and Chen A. 11th Annual Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium Resident Research Forum 2011 Apr;
  • Distal radioulnar joint in rheumatoid arthritis (Caput Ulna Syndrome).
    Imbriglia JE and Chen A. The Wrist: Diagnosis and Operative Treatment 2010 Jan;
  • Analysis of the extended abdominoplasty experience in a resident teaching program.
    Chen A and Lowe JB. 8th Annual Resident Research Day, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine 2004 May;
  • Evaluation of outcomes in distal radius fractures.
    Chen A, Matthews KA, Yen AY, and Cheng CJ 7th Annual Resident Research Day, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine 2003 May;
  • Molecular studies of the role of angiostatin in the inhibition of tumor growth.
    Chen A and Folkman J Harvard-MIT HST Forum, March 1997, and Harvard Medical School Soma Weiss Research Day 1997 Apr;
  • Fas-mediated apoptosis in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
    Karlsson J, Chen A, Berger C, Heald P, Christensen I, and Edelson R Hamilton College Sigma Xi 30th anniversary celebration 1995 Sep;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
The Hidden Cost of Cosmetic Surgery TourismTalkConnecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons2016Farmington, CT
Carcinoma Cuniculatum of the Palm and WristPoster10th Annual Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium Resident Rese2009