Robert J. Chen graduated from National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1997, and obtained M.P.H. degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA, in 1999. He then returned to National Taiwan University Hospital and finished the residency training in cardiovascular surgery in 2004. Cheng-Hsin Hospital Heart Center recruited him as an attending surgeon in cardiovascular surgery and cardiac critical care in 2006, mostly dealing with adult and transplant cases. In 2010, he went to Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA, USA, to work as a clinical Fellow in adult cardiac surgery for 1 year. In 2012, he joined Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, and learned minimally invasive cardiac surgery. In 2014, he continued his career as clinical Assistant Professor in Tzu Chi University College of Medicine and Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. He also interacted extensively with Chinese doctors in Shanghai, Nanjing, and Qingdao. Dr. Chen is experienced in adult cardiac, aortic, and vascular surgery as well as clinical epidemiology. Most of his works were in cardiac and transplantation sciences. From 2016 Fall, he has joined Indiana University Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, USA, to practice thoracic transplant surgery.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2016