John J. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

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Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

John J. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., is a neuro-ophthalmologist. He provides care for patients with visual disorders related to neurological causes and works closely with other specialties, including neurology, rheumatology, and neurosurgery.

His clinical and research focus includes optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and retinal imaging. He is currently associate residency program director for the Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology. He has published over 100 articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He is an active member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and provides several courses at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.

Dr. Chen is also a board member for the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, chair of the Upper Midwest Neuro-Ophthalmology Group, and serves on several committees for the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He has received multiple clinical, educational, and academic awards, including best teacher of the year.

  1. Double vision
  2. Ischemic optic neuropathy
  3. Neuromyelitis optica
  4. Nystagmus
  5. Optic neuritis
  6. Pituitary tumor
  7. Pseudotumor cerebri
  1. Cataract surgery
  2. Temporal artery biopsy
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension/Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Optic neuritis
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Cataract surgery
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2014
    Fellow - Neuro-ophthalmologyDepartment of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa
  2. 2013
    Resident - OphthalmologyDepartment of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa
  3. 2010
    InternshipCarilion Clinic
  4. 2009
    MD/PhD - Doctor of MedicineSchool of Medicine, University of Virginia
  5. 2007
    Ph.D. - NeuroscienceUniversity of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  6. 2001
    BA - Biology and Cognitive Science: Graduated with highest distinctionCollege of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia

Certifications

  1. 2014
    OphthalmologyAmerican Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    AUPO Academic Leadership Development ProgramAssociation of University Professors of Ophthalmology
  2. 2020
    2020 Mayo Fellows' Association Ophthalmology Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Clinic
  3. 2019
    Outstanding CourseMayo Clinic
  4. 2019
    AAO Leadership Development Program (nominated by NANOS)American Academy of Ophthalmology
  5. 2018
    Academy of Educational Excellence FellowMayo Clinic Rochester
  6. 2018
    Leonard and Mary Lou Hoeft Career Development Award in Ophthalmology ResearchMayo Clinic
  7. 2018
    NANOS FellowNorth America Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  8. 2017
    Best Original Paper Presentation for Neuro-OphthalmologyAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  9. 2017
    Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  10. 2017
    Nominated for Best Mentor Award by Internal MedicineMayo Clinic Rochester Hospitals
  11. 2017
    Co-chair of the Walsh SymposiumNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  12. 2016
    2016 Mayo Fellows’ Association Ophthalmology Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Clinic Rochester Hospitals
  13. 2016
    Outstanding Reviewer StatusAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Journal
  14. 2015
    Commemorative Medal in Honor of the 2015 MSGME CentennialRochester, MN, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  15. 2014
    Fellow Teaching AwardUniversity of Iowa
  16. 2013
    Residency Teaching AwardUniversity of Iowa
  17. 2013
    Heed Fellowship AwardHeed Foundation
  18. 2012
    Leinfelder Research AwardUniversity of Iowa
  19. 2011
    Honorable Mention for Leinfelder Research AwardUniversity of Iowa
  20. 2011
    Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Residents RetreatHeed Foundation
  21. 2009
    ARVO Travel Grant AwardNational Eye Institute - National Institutes of Health
  22. 2005
    First Prize - Medical School Research SymposiumUniversity of Virginia
  23. 2001
    Phi Beta Kappa National Honor SocietyUniversity of Virginia
  24. 2001
    First Prize - Katz Symposium for Undergraduate ResearchUniversity of Virginia
  25. 2001
    Graduated with Highest DistinctionUniversity of Virginia
  26. 2001
    Dean's Merit FellowshipUniversity of Virginia
  27. 1998
    Phi Eta Sigma National Honor SocietyUniversity of Virginia
  28. 1997
    ValedictorianOsbourn Park High School
  29. 1997
    Dean's ListUniversity of Virginia

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Board MemberNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  2. 2021 - present
    Task Force MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  3. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberResearch Committee, Department of Ophthalmology
  4. 2020 - present
    Chair/Co-ChairNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Outcome Measures Committee
  5. 2020 - present
    Vice ChairNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society New Knowledge in N-O Committee
  6. 2020 - present
    President ElectBoard of Directors, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  7. 2020 - present
    Committee MemberNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Pipeline Task Force Team
  8. 2019 - present
    Fellowship Training Program DirectorNeuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship
  9. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberNANOS Fellowship committee
  10. 2019 - 2020
    TreasurerMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  11. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberAnnual Meeting, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  12. 2019 - present
    Commiittee MemberMayo Clinic Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology
  13. 2019 - present
    Oral Board ExaminerOral Board Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology
  14. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberBasic and Clinical Science Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  15. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberScientific Program Committee, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  16. 2018 - present
    FellowNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  17. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology ONE Network Neuro-Ophthalmology Committee
  18. 2017 - 2018
    Communications ChampionMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  19. 2017 - present
    ChairmanUpper Midwest Neuro-Ophthalmology Group
  20. 2016 - present
    Vice ChairDepartment of Ophthalmology Equipment Committee
  21. 2016 - present
    MemberAsia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
  22. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberAAO Committee Member, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  23. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberFrank B. Walsh Sessions, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  24. 2016 - present
    Board MemberMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  25. 2015 - present
    Core Faculty MemberDepartment of Ophthalmology
  26. 2015 - present
    ChairmanDepartment of Ophthalmology Residency Clinical Competency Committee
  27. 2015 - present
    MemberDepartment of Ophthalmology Clinical Practice Committee
  28. 2015 - 2020
    Associate Residency DirectorDepartment of Ophthalmology
  29. 2015 - present
    MemberMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  30. 2015 - present
    MemberAssociation of University Professors of Ophthalmology
  31. 2014 - present
    MemberDepartment of Ophthalmology Education Committee
  32. 2014 - present
    MemberSociety of Heed Fellows, Heed Foundation
  33. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberSelf Assessment Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  34. 2013 - present
    MemberNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  35. 2012 - 2013
    Chief EditorEyerounds
  36. 2011 - 2014
    MemberEyerounds
  37. 2010 - 2013
    MemberAmerican Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  38. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  39. 2009 - present
    MemberAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  40. 2001 - 2015
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  41. 2001 - 2007
    MemberAmerican Association of the Advancement of Science
  42. 2001 - 2007
    MemberSociety for Neuroscience