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Edward Chen

Edward P. Chen, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory

Executive Director, Aortic Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory

Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory

Site Director for Resident Education, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital





American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Chen is a national leader in aortic surgery and is known for his innovative work in circulation management and cerebral protection in aortic arch surgery. He has one of the largest series of complex valve-sparing aortic root surgeries in the country and has published extensively on his experience with these procedures. His surgical specialties also include complex thoracic aortic procedures and those involving valvular heart disease as well as reoperative cardiac surgery. He has been a primary faculty mentor to over 20 former graduates of the Emory cardiothoracic surgery residency program, who have adopted his surgical techniques in aortic surgery and valvular heart disease and introduced them into their own practices located throughout the United States.


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