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Chen Yan, M.D.
Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Chen Yan is a 2nd year resident in the Integrated Plastic Surgery Program. He completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and his medical school studies at the Perelman SOM at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests include reconstructive surgery and pediatric plastic surgery. He is interested in pursuing a career in academic plastic surgery.

2014 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2010 - 2014 MD – Perelman SOM at the University of Pennsylvania
2006 - 2010 BA – Chemical and Physical Biology – Harvard University


Dr. Yan is interested in research regarding the outcomes of adult reconstructive surgery on both an institutional and national level. He is also interested in research regarding cosmetic surgery training in the academic setting.

  1. Smukalla, S., M. Caldara, N. Pochet, A. Beauvais, S. Guadagnini, C. Yan, M. Vinces, A. Jansen, M. Prevost, J. Latge, G. Fink, K. Foster, and K. Verstrepen. "FLO1 Is a Variable Green Beard Gene That Drives Biofilm-like Cooperation in Budding Yeast." Cell 135.4 (2008): 726-37.
  2. Fischer, J. P., Nelson, J. A., Wes, A. M., Wink, J. D., Yan, C., Braslow, B. M., ... & Kovach, S. J. (2014). The use of epidurals in abdominal wall reconstruction: an analysis of outcomes and cost. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 133(3), 687-699.
  3. Nelson, J. A., Fischer, J. P., Yan, C., Fosnot, J., Selber, J. C., Wu, L. C., ... & Kanchwala, S. (2014). The impact of obesity on abdominal wall function after free autologous breast reconstruction. Microsurgery, 34(5), 352-360.
  4. Yan, C., Laguna, B. A., Marlowe, L. E., Keller, M. D., & Treat, J. R. (2014). Herpes Zoster Duplex Bilateralis in an Immunocompetent Adolescent Boy: A Case Report and Literature Review. Pediatric dermatology, 31(3), 341-344.
  5. Hsu, V. M., Tahiri, Y., Wes, A. M., Yan, C., Selber, J. C., Nelson, J. A., ... & Wu, L. C. (2014). Does Breast Reconstruction Impact the Decision of Patients to Pursue Cosmetic Surgery?. Annals of plastic surgery, 73, S144-S148.
  6. Yan, C., Fischer, J. P., Wes, A. M., Basta, M. N., Rohrbach, J. I., Kovach, S. J., ... & Wu, L. C. (2014). The cost of major complications associated with immediate two-stage expander/implant-based breast reconstruction. Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery, (0), 1-6.
2014 Merck Manual Award
2014 Spencer Morris Prize Finalist
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha
2010 Phi Beta Kappa


Chen Yan

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