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Neil T. Chen, MD

93.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 473 ratings

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About Neil T. Chen:

Dr. Neil Chen has performed cosmetic surgery in New Mexico since 1996. His clinical practice, Plastic Surgery Institute of New Mexico, is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care. With numerous academic honors, scientific publications, medical inventions, and talks at national and local conferences, he is a recognized authority in his field. He was recently voted as “top doc” in facial/plastic surgery by the other physicians in Albuquerque (Albuquerque Magazine 2006).

Dr. Chen’s education included a bachelor degree from Haverford College and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He graduated with honors from both institutions. Staying in the Harvard system, he then completed residencies in both general surgery and plastic surgery at the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After serving as chief resident in plastic surgery at MGH, he accepted a highly competitive fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles. Here, he honed his expertise in hand/microsurgery. His is board certified in plastic surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He also has added qualification in surgery of the hand and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. As a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNM Medical School, he enjoys teaching students. He has also devoted his time in performing free surgery for children from Central America and Russia as a volunteer or both the Healing the Children and Interplast programs. He continues to keep on top of the latest information and techniques in plastic surgery in order to offer his patients the best available care.



  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
  • General Surgery Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship: Hand and microsurgery: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Specialty: Plastic and reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, surgery of the hand.
  • Other Degrees: B. A. in chemistry, Haverford College, PA.



  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • New Mexico Medical Review Association
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, University of New Mexico
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)



  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Certificate in Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand

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3830 Masthead St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Neil T. Chen, MD Reviews (244)


Highly satisfied with DR. Chen

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Chen was amazing, even though I had complications with anesthesia he did an amazing job taking care of me.


The staff was very friendly. The doctor very knowledgeable and walked me through my expectations and what side effects I could experience.

Breast Lift

Great Customer service and knowledable surgeon. The surgeon made it a point to call the evening after surgery to check up on me and answered my questions. I will definitely be returning for other procedures.

Tummy Tuck

From start to finish, the staff and Dr. Chen were amazing! They answered any and all questions I had and provided honest answers. They treated me with respect and went above and beyond my expectations. I have already recommended Dr. Chen to several people and will continue to do so. This was the best medical experience I have ever had. [Single best thing is...] The results of the surgery and the staff are the two best things about this experience.

Tummy Tuck

Dr Chen and his staff are amazing. My results have been spectacular! I am almost 50 but now I have the body I have always wanted. People comment on how beautiful my figure is now and it's all because of Dr.Chen!

Face Lift

I hoped the mini face lift would have eliminated the turkey neck as well as tighten the jowls. It did not. I do admit Dr Chen told me a neck lift would require a different procedure which would result in a scar down the front of the neck. I elected not to go that route.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Surgeon took his time in consulting with me. He also answered some questions I had via email.

Breast Augmentation

All staff and Dr. Chen were wonderful. Would recommend to all friends and family in future. Do plan to come back to Dr. Chen if I need any other type of plastic surgery. The Anesthesia was the part made easiest for me. It was my first surgery and they made me feel comfortable and at home right before my actual surgery.

Tummy Tuck

Dr Chen and his staff are truly the best.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Chen and the entire staff are professional and kind and I have complete trust in them.

Tummy Tuck

Very professional and nice. I feel more confident and comfortable.

Eyelid Surgery

Dr Chen, and his staff, were very thorough , professional, and freindly. I felt very comfortable having him do my surgery.

Tummy Tuck

I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Chen and his staff from the initial consultation all the way to my last post-op visit. My results are better than I expected and hoped for, and I had a fantastic recovery. I felt that I was well-prepared, and Dr. Chen has changed my life by performing this surgery. Thank you so much.

Neck Lift

I asked Dr. Chen if he had heard about J-Plasma procedure that I had been recommended to do from another plastic surgeon. Dr. Chen said that he had never heard of it, and said that it was probably phoney or something to that effect. I would have expected a doctor to be more open minded about a new procedure that is being performed with great results by another board certified plastic surgeon. This surprised me. [Provider name and location.]

Breast Implant Removal

Moment I stepped in Dr. Chen's office to leaving the Plastic Surgery Center, after my procedure, I was treated with kindness and such professionalism. I am beyond, excited and grateful to Dr. Chen and his entire staff.

Tummy Tuck

Results!!! . Dr. Chen was honest about the results that could be achieved. He was friendly and all of his staff was very helpful

Tummy Tuck

I feel a lot better when i exercise. I don't have that annoying bulge especially when I ride my bike. . Everything that I read about Dr. Chen, his practice, staff and comments were correct. If i need any other procedure I would not hesitate to go back to Dr. Chen. Very pleased with outcome of surgery.

Mole Removal

Dr. Chen is very informative and patient. He makes you feel at ease and is very knowledgeable. He explains everything and doesn't pressure you in any way. He is great!

Face Lift

I look 10 years younger. And when you look good you feel good. The facility and the staff very respectful and professional