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Edward P. Chen

Duke University Medical Center

Edward P. Chen, MD is the Division Chief for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University. He is a graduate of Stanford University, Duke Medical School, University of California San Francisco General Surgery, Emory Cardiothoracic Residency and the UT Houston Aortic Surgery Fellowship. He is internationally visible for his clinical expertise in reoperative thoracic aortic procedures, high-risk and complex adult cardiac surgery. He has published 200 peer-review articles and his research has focused cerebral protection for aortic arch reconstruction, aortic root operations and valve-sparing aortic root replacement. He has been a PI and co-PI on numerous clinical trials focused on thoracic aortic surgery and structural heart disease.

He has won awards for both his research and commitment to teaching including the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Socrates Award in 2019, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) at Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Research Award 4 times in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021 American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Aortic Symposium 2018 Griepp Research Award and Outstanding Teacher in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Dr. Chen serves in several leadership positions in the AATS including the Cardiothoracic Residents Committee, Annual Meeting Didactic Committee, Chair of the Adult Cardiac Skills Course, Ethics Committee, Chair of the AATS Foundation Travel Award Committee, Advisory Council on Education, Aortic Symposium Program Committee, AATS Cardiac Clinical Practice Writing Group of Acute Aortic Type A Dissection, and Co-Chair of the Online Committee.