Chun S. Chen, MD
Chun Siang Chen, M.D., began his association with Mount Sinai in 1992 as an Assistant Research Professor in the Micro-dissection Laboratory of the Department of Neurosurgery. He came as an experienced neurosurgeon who had earned both an M.D. and a Masters degree in Neurosurgery and had held an academic position as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at a major teaching hospital in Brazil. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Chen began lecturing in 1993 and continues to share his expertise on Skull Base as an invited lecturer on microsurgical anatomy and approaches at review courses, Congress meetings and universities in Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Denmark and the US. He is the co-author of the classical book about skull base surgery, Microsurgical Anatomy of the Skull Base and Surgical Approaches to the Cavernous Sinus, (Thieme Medical Publishers, 1996); a second book, Foramen Magnum Microsurgical Anatomy and Surgical Approaches, is scheduled for release in 2009. Both books are heavily based on Dr.Chen's extensive skull base research and innovative 3-D photography. To obtain American licensure in Neurosurgery, Dr. Chen completed an additional neurosurgery residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital (1999-2005). He then did a cranial-base surgery fellowship at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital with Dr. Chandranath Sen until June 2006. Dr. Chen is concentrating his clinical practice in General Brain and Spine Neurosurgery and Skull Base Surgery.