SIMEDHealth is pleased to welcome our newest physician and surgeon to Women's Health Dr. Austin Chen!
Chen received an undergraduate degree and a medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. She then went on to complete her residency at Columbia Presbyterian College of Physician & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital.
After completing her degree, Chen went on to teach at NYU Medical School and the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She created and built her own successful practice in New York, and was the senior Ob-Gyn consultant for St. Mary's Hospital Lacor in Gulu, Uganda. Dr. Chen's time in Uganda was very impactful as she was able to help not only many patients, but also her fellow staff members. Cervical cancer is rampant in places such as Uganda, and Dr. Chen took initiative and implemented a district-wide free cervical cancer screening program for the healthcare workers. About 400 people in total has screenings done and three early cancers were found and treated. Chen also brought the first laparoscopic system to northern Uganda and in the future is working towards building a laparoscopy training program there.
Dr. Chen is available to start taking patients on March 1st, 2019.