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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 February 2023, he has completed over 4,500 genitourinary gender affirming surgeries, including 481 phalloplasties, 117 metoidioplasties, 440 penile implant surgeries, 646 testicular implant surgeries, 556 scrotoplasties, 233 glansplasties/glans revisions, 633 urethral surgeries (not counting the urethroplasties performed at time of phalloplasty/metoidioplasty), 503 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 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, he is an avid educator who, in conjunction with world-renowned microsurgeons, hosts surgeons from the United States and abroad who are interested in learning gender affirming genitourinary surgeries.


Urethral Complications after Phalloplasty and Metoidioplasty

Metoidioplasty (1:49:34)

Before Surgery FAQs

Surgery FAQs


Mang Chen, MD

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