About Dr. Jen Chow, Facial Plastic Surgeon

chow-portrait.jpgDr. Chow is a fellowship trained surgeon who is double board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck surgery. As the son of an architect and an engineer, he discovered a passion for both art and science early in life, and realized that facial plastic surgery combined the best aspects of each.

He graduated with honors while triple-majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, and East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona by maintaining a perfect grade point average and submitting theses in both biology and Chinese history. He then went on to attend the Yale University School of Medicine, where he was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship and spent a year studying blood vessel growth and development under low oxygen conditions. After obtaining his medical degree, he completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. As the chief resident during his final year, he was also given the position of Clinical Instructor, teaching junior residents and medical students as part of his duties. Dr. Chow was then accepted into one of just forty fellowship programs across the country that are recognized by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, training with the Academy’s recent president.

With medical licenses to practice in both New York and California, Dr. Chow has published and presented on multiple medical and scientific topics. He has always enjoyed teaching, and has lectured surgical residents at Yale and the University of Rochester. Currently, he serves as the section chief of head and neck surgery at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia. Other interests include literature, Asian history and culture, and swimming. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Dr. Chow is also a member surgeon of Help Us Give Smiles (HUGS), a charitable organization dedicated to the reconstruction of facial birth defects, including cleft lip and cleft palate, as well as microtia, a condition in which children are born without the outer ear. To find out more about the organization, or to donate to this cause, please visit www.helpusgivesmiles.com/.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Los Angeles County Medical Association
California State Medical Association
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

AWARDS:

Ohse Research Grant
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine Research Grant
Jody Winn-Oden Pre-Medicine Scholarship
Phi Beta Kappa
Flinn Scholarship. Full scholarship providing tuition and stipend for four years plus two summers of study abroad for the top twenty graduating high school students in Arizona.

SELECTED LIST of PUBLICATIONS:

Chernichenko N, Ross DA, Shin J, Chow JY, Sasaki CT, Ariyan S. Arterial coupling for microvascular free tissue transfer. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2008 May; 138(5):614-8.

Quatela, VC; Chow, JY. Synthetic Facial Implants. Clinics of North America: Facial Plastic Surgery. 2008 Feb; 16(1):1-10.

Chow, JY; Friedman, C. Craniofacial Bone Healing and Repair. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 3rd ed. Papel, ed. Accepted for publication.

Ross, DA; Chow, JY; Shin, J; Restifo, R; Joe, JK; Sasaki, CT; Ariyan, S. Arterial coupling for microvascular free tissue transfer in head and neck reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Oct;131(10):891-5.

Sasaki, CT; Marotta, J; Hundal, J; Chow, J; Eisen, RN. Bile-induced laryngitis: is there a basis in evidence? Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2005 Mar;114(3):192-7.

Chow, J., Ogunshola, O.; et al. Astrocyte-derived VEGF mediates survival and tube-stabilization of hypoxic brain microvascular cells in vitro. Brain Research: Developmental Brain Research. 2001 Sep 23; 130(1):123-32.

Chow, J.; Ogunshola, O.; Ment, L.; Stewart, W.; Madri, J. VEGF modulates angiogenesis and glial-endothelial cell interactions in hypoxia. European Journal of Neuroscience. 12(S11): 121, 2000.

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