CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSPUBLICATIONSElaina Chen, M.D.Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 275-1000Fax: (585) 276-1985Social LinksFacebookInstagramA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentAccepting New PatientsLocations160 Sawgrass DrRochester, NY 14620-4656Plastic Surgery: (585) 275-1000160 Sawgrass Dr, Ste 130Rochester, NY 14620-4655Wound: (585) 262-9100601 Elmwood Ave, Floor 2Strong Ambulatory Care FacilityRochester, NY 14642-0001Plastic Surgery: (585) 275-1000Additional LinksFaculty AppointmentsAssistant Professor - Department of Surgery , Plastic Surgery (SMD) Patient Care SettingSurgeryBiographyDr. Chen (she/her/hers) has been in Rochester since 2012, and is familiar with the unique characteristics and diverse needs of patients in the Greater Rochester Area and surrounding regions. Within the field of Plastic Surgery, her practice focuses on a broad spectrum of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery including breast cancer reconstruction, breast reduction or augmentation, cosmetic body contouring, body contouring after weight loss, benign and malignant skin lesions, complex trunk and extremity reconstructions, non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation, and surgical and nonsurgical options for wound care. She is also certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and sees patients at the Sawgrass Wound Healing Center. Dr. Chen believes in taking care of the whole patient with respect to their medical condition, treatment goals, and personal values. She prides herself on her deep attention to detail in her work and holds herself to a high standard when it comes to delivering excellent and collaborative patient care. She is accepting new patients in our Sawgrass Plastic Surgery suite, which is located conveniently in Brighton, NY.Professional BackgroundDr. Chen attended Cornell University with a major in Human Biology, Health, and Sciences with minor concentrations in nutrition and neuroscience. She graduated in 7 semesters and pursued research in her time between college and medical school. Dr. Chen then attended Indiana University School of Medicine and graduated with her MD in 2012. She then pursued Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in the residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Currently, she is the Director of Inpatient Wound Services at Strong Memorial Hospital, and Director of the Life After Weight Loss Program. She is a member of the Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Pluta Cancer Center.ResearchDr. Chen is interested in clinical research in the fields of general plastic surgery, breast cancer reconstruction surgery, body contouring surgery, and resident education.CredentialsSpecialtiesPlastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic SurgeryEducation2012MD | Indiana University School of MedicinePost-doctoral Training & Residency06/26/2013 - 06/25/2018Residency in Plastic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center06/26/2012 - 06/25/2013Internship in Plastic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical CenterAwards2011Arnold P. Gold Humanism in MedicinePublicationsJournal Articles2012Verdonck, Lara Devgan MD, MPH; Chen, Elaina BS; Swistel, Alexander MD; Gayle, Lloyd B. MD; Grant, Robert T. MD, MSc. "Cancer Reconstruction Following Prior Augmentation Mammaplasty: A Novel Technique for Reconstruction Using Preexisting Capsule" . Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012; 130(5S-1): 114-115.Books & Chapters2018 Chapter Title: Breast Reconstruction: Knowing the Options Book Title: The Little Book of Menopause: Living with the Challenges of Breast Cancer Author List: Ashley N Amalfi, Elaina Y Chen Edited By: James R Woods Jr, Elizabeth Warner, Adrienne Bonham Published By: University of Rochester 2018 in Rochester, NY2018 Chapter Title: Gastrocnemius Flap for Proximal Leg Reconstruction Book Title: Operative Plastic Surgery Author List: Howard Langstein, Elaina Y Chen, Nicholas Wingate Edited By: Gregory Evans Published By: McGraw-Hill Companies 20182014 Chapter Title: Transforming medical school culture: a case of changing conversations Book Title: The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication Author List: Richard Frankel, Elaina Y Chen Edited By: Hamilton HE and Chou WY Published By: Routledge 2014VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Elaina Chen, M.D.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. 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