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.

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.


Dr. Helena WuChen

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


Board certified: American board of Psychiatry and neurology

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


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