Faculty Profiles

Edward Chen

Edward P. Chen, MD

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

Telephone:

404.778.3484

Email:

edward.p.chen@emory.edu

Certification:

American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member:

2004

Biography

Dr. Chen's position as a valued educator, clinician, author, and presenter is informed by his experience as a national and international leader in aortic surgery who is able to perform highly complex cardiac operations. He is also widely acknowledged for his innovative work in circulation management and cerebral protection in aortic arch surgery, as well as his command of thoracic aortic procedures, surgical treatment of valvular heart disease, and reoperative cardiac surgery.

Since joining Emory Surgery in 2004, Dr. Chen has mentored over 40 cardiothoracic surgery residents, who have adopted his surgical techniques in aortic surgery and valvular heart disease and introduced them into their own practices. He has also supervised numerous residents during their clinical research projects. Additionally, he has proctored various current and former Emory cardiothoracic surgery faculty members in minimally invasive valve procedures, and mentored junior faculty on complex aortic procedures.

Affiliations

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

Education

  • MD, Duke University, Durham, NC, MD received 1992

  • Internship, General Surgery Residency, University of California, San Francisco, 1992-1994, 1997-2000

  • Research Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1994-1997

  • Clinical Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2000-2001, Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2001-2003, Emory University School of Medicine

  • Fellowship in Aortic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas, Houston, 2003

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Socrates Teaching Award, Thoracic Surgery Residents' Association

  • 2018 Woodruff Leadership Academy, Emory University School of Medicine

  • Randall B. Griepp Honorary Paper, 2018 American Association for Thoracic Surgery Aortic Symposium

  • 2018 Highest Rated Abstract Award (Senior Author), European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery/Society of Thoracic Surgery (EACTS/STS)

  • 2017 Highest Rated Abstract Award (Co-Author), EACTS/STS

  • Gerald Pohos JCMR Best Manuscript Award (Co-Author), Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2010

  • Teacher of the Year in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, 2009-2010

  • Geriatric Patient Care Award, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 44th Annual Meeting, 2008

  • Outstanding Teacher in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, 2007

  • Thoracic Surgery Directors Association Residents Research Award, Society Of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, IL, 1997

  • Young Investigator Award, American College Of Chest Physicians, Northbrook, IL, 1996

  • National Research Service Award, National Institutes Of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1996

Current Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society

  • American College of Cardiology

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Surgery of the thoracic aorta

  • Valve-sparing aortic root replacement

  • Aortic root surgery

  • Transverse arch, descending, and thoracoabdominal aneuryms

  • Acute and chronic aortic dissection

  • Endovascular repair of thoracic aortic disease

  • High risk cardiac surgery

  • Mitral valve repair

  • Minimally invasive valve surgery

Research Interests

  • Thoracic aortic surgery and valvular heart disease

  • Cerebral protection for aortic arch surgery

  • Durability of valve-sparing aortic root replacement

  • Aortic root surgery

  • Aortic valve surgery

  • Reoperative cardiac surgery