P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Constance Chen, 1999

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, New York City

Constance Chen is the child of immigrants from Taiwan

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine and Surgery and Medicine at Stanford University

Constance Chen is in private practice in New York City specializing in complex microsurgical breast reconstruction and the surgical treatment of lymphedema.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio to Taiwanese parents.

After receiving her BA in history from Harvard University, Constance went on to become one of the founding editors of Men's Journal. When she was 23, The New Press published her book, The Sex Side of Life: Mary Ware Dennett's Pioneering Battle for Birth Control and Sex Education. In 1997, she received her MPH in international health, development and epidemiology from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. In 2001 she received her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine, where she organized a highly politically sensitive collaborative project between Stanford University and Beijing Medical University School of Public Health to study orphans in China.

Constance completed her residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle; a clinical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City; a plastic surgery fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City; and a microsurgery fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City. She has published a plastic surgery textbook, serves on the Medical Advisory Committee of the National Lymphedema Network, and is often invited to lecture nationally and internationally.

Constance is married to Stephen Warren.

  • MD Medicine, Surgery and Medicine | Stanford University 2001
  • MPH International Health | Tulane University 1997
  • BA History | Harvard University 1990
Work History
  • New York City, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
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