Helena Wu-Chen, M. D.

 

Dr. Helena Wu-Chen joined Eye Doctors of Lancaster, in October of 2014.  She specializes in Neuro-ophthalmology.  Dr. Wu-Chen’s training includes a Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the University of Minnesota, Surgical Internship at Lankenau Hospital, Medicine Internship at Temple University Hospital, Neurology Residency at Temple University Hospital and her Fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology at Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute.  She is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and Board Eligible in Ophthalmology.

While at Temple University she served as Chief Resident.  While she was at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University she received the Hirschhorn Foundation Scholarship and while at Temple University Hospital she received the Matthew T. Moore Award for best research presentation.

She has been published in several research journals.  She is also fluent in Spanish and Mandarin.  In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family.  She is happily married and has two children.

 

Education

Fellowship Neuro-ophthalmology
(July, 2009 – June, 2010)
Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore MD

 

Neurology Residency
(July 2006 – June 2009)
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 

Medicine Internship
(June 2005 – June 2006)
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 

Surgical Internship
(July 2003 – June 2004)
Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

 

Fellowship Pediatric Ophthalmology Residency
(April 1998 – March 2001)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

Ophthalmology Residency
(April 1998 – March 2001)
Barraquer’s Institute of America, Santafe de Bogota, Colombia

 

B.Sc. /M.D. – Undergraduate and Medical School
(February 1991 – March 1997)
University of Costa Rica, School of Medicine, San Jose, Costa Rica

Certifications and Licensure

Medical Licensure: Pennsylvania state medical license
(active)

 

Board certified: American board of Psychiatry and neurology
(09/28/09)

Honors and Awards

Hirschhorn Foundation Scholarship 2009-2010
Wilmer Eye Institute, John’s Hopkins University

 

Best Teaching Resident Award 2007-2008
Department of Neurology, Temple University Hospital

 

Neuro-Ophthalmology course, Program monitor April 2008
American Academy of Neurology, Chicago Illinois

 

Matthew T. Moore Award
Best research presentation June 2007
Temple University Hospital

Appointments

Chief Resident (July 2008 – June 2009)
Department of Neurology, Temple University Hospital

 

Resident Selection Committee (July 2007 – June 2008)
Department of Neurology, Temple University Hospital

 

Graduate medical education Committee (July 2006 – June 2007)
Temple university Hospital