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Neil T. Chen, MD

93.8% Patient Satisfaction based on 678 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 (366)

Eyelid Surgery

The front desk staff and assistant were very helpful and informative. The doctor was very thorough and answered all questions. He explained the surgical process and Recovery.

Mini Face Lift

Dr. Chen’s mini facelift improved my appearance without making me look overdone or stretched. He was meticulous and I healed quickly with minimal downtime. His staff are kind, efficient and excellent communicators.

Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Chen did an amazing job on my explant surgery. I had concerns and he patiently answered all of my questions, never making me feel like I was a bother to him. [Single best thing is...] Dr Chen's expertise.

Injectable Fillers

Dr. Chen is an amazing physician. His staff is always friendly, helpful, and Dr. Chen always makes sure you know exactly what he will be doing, and his recommendations for post surgery are very helpful. My results were just what I was hoping for. The recovery was quick, and I would always recommend him and his staff for any procedure.

Breast Augmentation

Dr Chen and his staff were very friendly. He was extremely informative and made me feel comfortable. I’m looking forward to my surgery with Dr Chen

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Chen was very informative and patient with any questions I had. He was knowledgeable and honest with his recommendations for the procedures I wanted done due to other health issues I have and helped me reach a remedy that both him and I are were comfortable with. His staff was very informative and helpful as well.

Tummy Tuck

My tummy tuck and breast augmentation look amazing.

Face Lift

Dr. Chen is a very professional doctor. He has realistic views of what he can do for you. I am looking forward to my results.

Eyelid Surgery

It looks amazing, the procedure was done in the office and I had no pain. I would recommend it to anyone that wants this type of procedure. Dr. Chen is the one to go to, office staff is awesome and makes you feel at ease, comfortable and are so friendly and helpful.

Eyelid Surgery

The staff was willing to stay late to accommodate my schedule. Everything was quick, professional and efficient. Everyone was cheerful and nice.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Chen took as much time necessary to explain and answer our questions. A consummate professional.

Breast Augmentation

All staff was exceptionally pleasant to work with and Dr. Chen went above and beyond in my care. Dr. Chen went out of his way to ensure I was recovering well.

Breast Augmentation

Walking in the office and being greeted with a smile made me so much less nervous. I somewhat feel shame for wanting breast implants but the staff’s reassurance and non judgement made me feel more sure of my decision. When I finally met Dr. Chen, he was friendly, and honest with realistic possible outcomes depending on what I decided to do. I look forward to planning my surgery at the end of this summer.

Breast Implant Removal

I really like everyone from the moment I walked into the office, they really made me feel very comfortable. And I'm confident I picked the right doctor.

Breast Augmentation

I was pleased with the caring staff. The professionalism of the staff. I love my end result.

Breast Augmentation

They look amazing! So perky and lifted but also look and feel natural! Dr. Chen is very experienced! The whole process including healing time was very easy and fast!

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Chen was amazing from the moment I met him. He took time during my consultation to make sure we found the implant size that worked best with my figure. Surgery day was also fantastic, along with each of my follow up visits. [Single best thing is...] I loved how calm and reassuring Dr. Chen was throughout the whole process. Definitely put me at ease.

Tummy Tuck

Very professional Dr. and staff.

Eyelid Surgery

I'm looking better; it will be well worth it; I get many compliments & I'm sure new upper eyelids make me look younger.

Breast Implant Removal

Everyone was friendly and efficient. Dr. Chen took his time in explaining my options. There was no pressure to make a decision.