Howard H. Chen, M.D.

Dr. Chen received his Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, his Graduate degree from Cornell University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency training at Yale University where he also served as Chief Resident. Further subspecialty training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous, retina and macula was completed in a 2 year Fellowship program at the Shiley Eye Institute, U.C. San Diego.

Dr. Chen has been treating patients with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and a variety of other disorders of the macula and retina, at the Retinal Diagnostic Center since 1999. He has attending privileges and performs surgery at all the major hospitals in the South Bay Area, Santa Cruz Area and the Peninsula.

Dr. Chen is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, California Medical Association, California Association of Ophthalmology, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz County Medical Associations,and the Association for Research in Visual Sciences and Ophthalmology (ARVO). He is a past Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Community Hospital of Los Gatos, now El Camino Hospital of Los Gatos, and he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California. He has authored many publications in medical journals on scientific and clinical ophthalmic diseases.

Curriculum Vitae Summary


Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Medical School

New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY


Dept. of Ophthalmology
Yale University
New Haven, CT


Management of Retinal and Vitreous Disorders
University of California, San Diego
San Diego CA