Dr. Chen is a professor of plastic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He serves as the head of microsurgery and supermicrosurgery and co-director of Cleveland Clinic’s multidisciplinary lymphedema center.
He is internationally recognized for his expertise in lymphatic supermicrosurgery and treatment of primary and secondary lymphedema. He pioneered procedures such as “octopus” LVA, high-precision image-guided LVA, “acrobatic” free-style LVA, vascularized lymph vessel transplant, “flying squirrel” liposuction techniques, and the hybrid debulking-first lymphatic reconstruction. These procedures have been adopted worldwide as part of the mainstays of lymphatic reconstruction.
Dr. Chen shares his experience and expertise in U.S. and abroad. He has completed 162 invited lectures and keynote presentations around the world. He was invited as visiting professor to 38 domestic and foreign academic institutions to share his supermicrosurgery/lymphedema surgical techniques.
Dr. Chen was recognized by Marquis Who’s Who in 2015 as one of the most influential American reconstructive plastic surgeons. In 2020, he received the Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. To learn more about his work at the Cleveland Clinic, please visit https://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff/25308-wei-chen To request an appointment with Dr. Chen, please call 216.444.6900.