Wei F. Chen, MD


Assistant Professor of Surgery  - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1537 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-8129



BS, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
MD, College of Medicine, State University of New York at Brooklyn

Chief Resident, General Surgery, Department of Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Residency, Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Fellowship, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Division of Plastic Surgery, Taipei, Taiwan

Licensure and Certifications

Medical Licensure, Physician & Surgeon, Iowa Board of Medicine
Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Surgery

Research Summary

Vascularized lymph node transfer, lymphaticoveno-anastomosis in treatment of refractory lymphedema; Near-infrared laser-assisted indocyanine green imaging in microsurgery; Virtual surgery and stereolithographic modeling in reconstruction of complex facial trauma; Perforator-based free-style free flap and pedicle flap.

Selected Publications

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Antony A, Chen W, Kolokythas A, Wiemer K, Cohen M.  A Novel Method of Free Fibula Contouring using Virtual Surgery and Stereolithography-Guided Osteotomy for Mandibular Reconstruction.  Plast Reconstr Surg.  2011 November. 128(5):1080-1084.

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