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Chen John

Dr. Chen attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate and combined MD/PhD degrees.  He completed his Ophthalmology residency and Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship training at the University of Iowa.  He then took a position at the Mayo Clinic in 2014 where he specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology. Currently, he serves as a Consultant and Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, and Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Director at the Mayo Clinic.  Among Dr. Chen’s awards/honors are the AAO Achievement Award, Top Doctors in Minnesota, the Heed Fellowship, resident and fellow teaching awards at the University of Iowa, Ophthalmology Teacher of the Year Award four times at the Mayo Clinic, and the 2023 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Educator Award.  He is a board member for the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and is on multiple committees for the AAO, co-chairs the Upper Midwest Neuro-Ophthalmology Group, is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society and American Eye Study Club, previously served as the President for the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, and participated in the AAO and AUPO Leadership Development Programs.  He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, has received several research awards, and is currently RO1 funded through the NIH.  He has given over 200 oral presentations, including multiple named lectureships and visiting professorships, on his interests in ophthalmic imaging, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and optic neuritis, especially NMOSD and MOG antibody-associated disease.

  • Country: USA
  • Affiliation: Mayo Clinic

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