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Neil T. Chen, MD

93.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 616 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 (322)

Face Lift

My expectations of my face lift surgery were more than exceeded. I healed extremely quickly and have experienced a natural rested appearance, not a tightened appearance. Work associates (who are not aware that I have had a procedure), have commented on how rested and non-stressed I look. I have recommended Dr. Chen to 3 friends who are definitely going to schedule a procedure with him. In the future should I decide to have another procedure done, I will definitely return to Dr. Chen. My outside appearance has boosted my attitude and given me the extra drive I need to push forward in my career.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Chen was very knowledgeable, informative and provided answers to all questions in a professional and courteous manner. He listened and made me feel comfortable with my decision to have surgery. It is not surprising that he is considered the best.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Chen and staff were very professional. They answered my questions providing additional information when needed. I am looking forward to my second consultation when I can ask about a breast lift. I’m sorry I didn’t ask about this when I was there the first time.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Chen and the staff are all very professional and patient in every interaction. I was very appreciative of the time taken to thoroughly answer all of my questions, the doctor made me feel comfortable, gave me realistic expectations, and it is evident that he brings many years of experience but without being condescending like some other doctors can be. Surgery is not something to be taken lightly and I would highly recommend anyone interested to at least talk to Dr. Chen and see if he can help you meet your goals. My recovery time was amazing and much faster than I could have ever anticipated. I was able to start running again after only 3 weeks and golfing at 2 months post op. I think Dr. Chen's skill and years of experience must have played a major role in my quick recovery. The results have been better than I could have imagined and I am extremely happy I decided to go through with this and that I went to more than one surgeon's office until I found the best one - Dr. Chen = amazing

Breast Implant Revision

My situation was complicated and Dr. Chen handled it in a very professional manner. Very satisfied with the results.

Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Chen and his staff were very nice every step of the way.

Breast Implant Revision

Very professional, polite, friendly, welcoming. Explained procedure well. Quick response concerning cost, warranty and coverage.

Breast Augmentation

I felt comfortable that I was in the hands of an expert and that the overall surgery was going to go as planned. I felt like Dr. Chen cared about making me feel comfortable and talked with me more then once about my expectations. I felt he listened and was honest about how everything would be before and after surgery.

Mini Face Lift

I got the results I wanted. That's natural looking and took care of excess jowls. My experience was pleasant and I appreciated everybody and how they treated me. It was a great experience.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Chen is very comfortable to talk to. He not only listens to you but also explains the procedure in detail. Dr. Chen and his staff are very professional and very friendly.

Face Lift

Everyone at the office was agreeable and competent. Dr. Chen was realistic about expectations for the surgery and all of my questions were answered. Good follow up as well.

Face Lift

Doctor Chen is very professional. Not only is he a very reliable surgeon but he is very easy to talk to and puts you at ease with any question you have. His staff is very helpful.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Chen is very helpful in answering all my questions to prepare for surgery and I value his opinion. I’ve had breast augmentation previously and when I considered abdominoplasty I feel rest assured he would take good care of me again. His staff is extremely helpful and accommodating as well.

Breast Reduction

The receptionist was very nice and the lady who took me back. Doctor Chen was very professional and gave very good advice!

Face Lift

Dr. Chen is highly knowledgeable and skilled, and I am very pleased with the results of my procedures. Dr. Chen made sure that any adjustments post surgery were taken care of to my satisfaction.

Eyelid Surgery

We are highly satisfied with Dr. Chen's good technique for my surgery. He has a very nice bedside manner also!

Tummy Tuck

The staff was very friendly. Dr. Chen was super friendly and very informative. He answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable about my decision to move forward with surgery. I had seen another surgeon for a consult and did not feel comfortable and that doctor was also making me feel like I had to get more surgery then I actually needed.

Face Lift

I felt that Dr. Chen took the time to discuss my options and gave me his recommendations. The prices for a couple of options were given to me right away. My questions were answered professionally.

Face Lift

My appointment was earlier than scheduled, friendly secretary, everything that was explained to me was clear and my questions were answered.

Face Lift

Highly knowledgeable, very professional. Enjoyed talking to the doctor. Stalff was fun and cheerful.