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 provider 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 and surgical outcomes, and has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- Published on 4/1/2018
Chen X, Sanfilippo CJ, Nagiel A, Hosseini H, Mitchell D, McCannel CA, Schwartz SD, McCannel TA. EARLY DETECTION OF RETINAL HEMANGIOBLASTOMAS IN VON HIPPEL-LINDAU DISEASE USING ULTRA-WIDEFIELD FLUORESCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY. Retina. 2018 Apr; 38(4):748-754. PMID: 28368975.
- Published on 10/1/2017
Garrity ST, Iafe NA, Phasukkijwatana N, Chen X, Sarraf D. Quantitative Analysis of Three Distinct Retinal Capillary Plexuses in Healthy Eyes Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 10 01; 58(12):5548-5555. PMID: 29075766.
- Published on 5/15/2017
Giannakaki-Zimmermann H, Querques G, Munch IC, Shroff D, Sarraf D, Chen X, Cunha-Souza E, Mrejen S, Capuano V, Rodrigues MW, Gupta C, Ebneter A, Zinkernagel MS, Munk MR. Atypical retinal pigment epithelial defects with retained photoreceptor layers: a so far disregarded finding in age related macular degeneration. BMC Ophthalmol. 2017 May 15; 17(1):67. PMID: 28506260.
- Published on 12/1/2016
Su D, Lin S, Phasukkijwatana N, Chen X, Tan A, Freund KB, Sarraf D. AN UPDATED STAGING SYSTEM OF TYPE 3 NEOVASCULARIZATION USING SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY. Retina. 2016 Dec; 36 Suppl 1:S40-S49. PMID: 28005662.
- Published on 12/1/2016
Chen X, Al-Sheikh M, Chan CK, Hariri AH, Abraham P, Lalezary M, Lin SG, Sadda S, Sarraf D. TYPE 1 VERSUS TYPE 3 NEOVASCULARIZATION IN PIGMENT EPITHELIAL DETACHMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION AFTER ANTI-VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR THERAPY: A Prospective Study. Retina. 2016 Dec; 36 Suppl 1:S50-S64. PMID: 28005663.
- Published on 12/1/2016
Ghasemi Falavarjani K, Scott AW, Wang K, Han IC, Chen X, Klufas M, Hubschman JP, Schwartz SD, Sadda SR, Sarraf D, Tsui I. CORRELATION OF MULTIMODAL IMAGING IN SICKLE CELL RETINOPATHY. Retina. 2016 Dec; 36 Suppl 1:S111-S117. PMID: 28005669.
- Published on 11/1/2016
Mouallem A, Sarraf D, Chen X, Capuano V, Souied EH, Querques G. DOUBLE RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM TEARS IN NEOVASCULAR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION. Retina. 2016 Nov; 36(11):2197-2204. PMID: 27145251.
- Published on 10/1/2016
Iafe NA, Phasukkijwatana N, Chen X, Sarraf D. Retinal Capillary Density and Foveal Avascular Zone Area Are Age-Dependent: Quantitative Analysis Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Oct 01; 57(13):5780-5787. PMID: 27792812.
- Published on 8/8/2016
Phasukkijwatana N, Tan ACS, Chen X, Freund KB, Sarraf D. Optical coherence tomography angiography of type 3 neovascularisation in age-related macular degeneration after antiangiogenic therapy. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 May; 101(5):597-602. PMID: 27503396.
- Published on 3/7/2016
Bandello F, Corvi F, La Spina C, Benatti L, Querques L, Capuano V, Naysan J, Chen X, Sarraf D, Parodi MB, Souied E, Freund KB, Querques G. Outcomes of intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy in eyes with both neovascular age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec; 100(12):1611-1616. PMID: 26951773.
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