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​Mang Chen, M.D. is a reconstructive urologist who specializes in masculinizing genitourinary surgery. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego and was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Behan Prize in Surgery, and remained in Pittsburgh for his general surgery and urology training. He subsequently completed a fellowship in reconstructive urologic surgery and returned to Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor of Urology. After 3 years, he returned home to California to perform genitourinary surgeries, including phalloplasty (performed with microsurgeons), metoidioplasty, glansplasty, monsplasty, scrotoplasty, urethroplasty, fistula repair, insertion of testicular and penile implants, penis/scrotal/perineal reconstruction and related procedures. As of June 2024, he has completed over 5500 genitourinary gender affirming surgeries, including 557 phalloplasties, 140 metoidioplasties, 540 penile implant surgeries, 887 testicular implant surgeries, 656 scrotoplasties, 265 glansplasties/glans revisions, 733 urethral surgeries (not counting the urethroplasties performed at time of phalloplasty/metoidioplasty), 578 vaginectomies, and various other reconstructive procedures. 

Dr. Chen is an author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters in reconstructive urology and plastic surgery. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a member of multiple surgical associations and societies. He is regularly invited to lecture at conferences and universities. In addition, surgeons from the United States and abroad visit to observe the techniques used to optimize surgical outcomes in transmasculine genitourinary surgeries.


Urethral Complications after Phalloplasty and Metoidioplasty

Metoidioplasty (1:49:34)

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Mang Chen, MD

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