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​Mang Chen, M.D. is a reconstructive urologist who specializes in genitourinary surgeries for transmasculine individuals. 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, joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Reconstructive Urology. After 3 years in Pittsburgh, he went home to California to perform gender-related 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 September 2023, he has completed over 4900 genitourinary gender affirming surgeries, including 520 phalloplasties, 127 metoidioplasties, 488 penile implant surgeries, 646 testicular implant surgeries, 606 scrotoplasties, 246 glansplasties/glans revisions, 679 urethral surgeries (not counting the urethroplasties performed at time of phalloplasty/metoidioplasty), 539 vaginectomies, and various other reconstructive procedures. 

Dr. Chen is an author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters in reconstructive urology, plastic surgery, and transmasculine genitourinary 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 gender affirming genitourinary surgeries .


Urethral Complications after Phalloplasty and Metoidioplasty

Metoidioplasty (1:49:34)

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