Xuejing Chen, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Xuejing Chen
85 East Concord Street


Xuejing Chen, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Boston University 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.


  • Yale University School of Medicine, MD
  • Carnegie Mellon University, MS
  • California Institute of Technology, BS


  • Published on 4/18/2022

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/10/2022

    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.

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  • Published on 1/22/2022

    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. PMID: 35078668.

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  • Published on 12/8/2021

    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. PMID: 34896193.

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  • Published on 9/1/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 9/1/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 2/10/2021

    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. PMID: 33566149.

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  • Published on 10/10/2020

    Osathanugrah P, Sanjiv N, Siegel NH, Ness S, Chen X, Subramanian ML. The Impact of Race on Short-term Treatment Response to Bevacizumab in Diabetic Macular Edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 02; 222:310-317. PMID: 33045219.

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  • Published on 8/19/2020

    Port AD, Nolan JG, Siegel NH, Chen X, Ness SD, Subramanian ML. Combined phaco-vitrectomy provides lower costs and greater area under the curve vision gains than sequential vitrectomy and phacoemulsification. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan; 259(1):45-52. PMID: 32813107.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Chen X, Desai SJ, Baumal CR. PARACENTRAL ACUTE MIDDLE MACULOPATHY IN PREGNANCY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2020; 14(3):221-223. PMID: 29252913.

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