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Yicheng Chen, M.D.

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About

Professional Statement

Dr. Chen graduated with honors from Harvard University where he studied Biochemical Sciences. He then received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through the competitive Health Sciences and Technology Program. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and subsequently completed a two-year fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous at The Retina Institute (formerly Barnes Retina Institute at Washington University) in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the most prestigious training programs in the country. Dr. Chen has numerous publications in prominent peer-reviewed scientific journals, has been involved in clinical trials and has presented his work at national and international meetings. Dr. Chen’s clinical interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, and retinal vascular disorders. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling and playing guitar. He also enjoys photography and the outdoors. You can see Dr. Chen at our Seattle, Mountlake Terrace and Kent offices.

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Accepts 49 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative Access PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana Gold
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Labor and Industries Washington
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington LifeWise Preferred
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicaid (zip code restrictions)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage Signature (clinic restrictions)
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence Blue Shield Boeing
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Sound Health and Wellness (Puget Sound Health Partners)
  • Soundpath Health
  • TRICARE
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Healthcare West
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Workers Compensation Federal
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

Harvard Medical School
medical school, 2011
Harvard Medical School
internship, Internal Medicine, 2012
Harvard Medical School
residency, Ophthalmology, 2015
The Retina Institute
fellowship, Medical/Surgical Retina, 2017

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

  • Absence Of Eye
  • Accommodation
  • Acute Inflammation Of Orbit
  • Agenesis Of Eye
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Aniridia
  • Aniseikonia
  • Anisocoria
  • Anisometropia
  • Biopsy Of Eye Muscle
  • Blurred Vision
  • Buphthalmos
  • Chloroquine Retinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Coloboma
  • Ciliary Body Degeneration
  • Color Blindness
  • Contact And Allergic Dermatitis Of Eyelid
  • Contact Lens Infections
  • Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lens-Induced Corneal Edema
  • Contusion Of Eye
  • Cyst Of Eyelid
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diplopia
  • Disorders Of The Vitreous
  • Ectopia Lentis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Enophthalmos
  • Enucleation
  • Esotropia
  • Examination Of Eyes
  • Exophthalmos
  • Eye
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Eye Health
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Bump
  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Farsightedness
  • Flashing Lights
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body In Eye
  • Fracture Of Orbital Floor
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Glaucoma Suspects
  • Growth On Eye
  • Herpes Simplex With Ophthalmic Complication
  • Hiv Eye Conditions
  • Hypertelorism
  • Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Disease
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Iridoschisis
  • Iris Atrophy
  • Laceration Of Eye
  • Lasik
  • Legal Blindness
  • Lisch Nodule
  • Lupus Eye Conditions
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Diseases
  • Macular Hole
  • Melanoma Of Eye
  • Microphthalmos
  • Miosis
  • Myopia
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ocular Tumor
  • Old Partial Retinal Detachment
  • Open Wound Of Eye
  • Ophthalmic Disorders
  • Ophthalmic Trauma
  • Orbit Cancer
  • Orbital Cyst
  • Orbitotomy
  • Papilledema
  • Parasitic Eyelid Infestation
  • Partial Sight
  • Penetrating Eye Injury
  • Presbyopia
  • Proptosis
  • Pseudophakia
  • Refractive Amblyopia
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair Of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair Of Retinal Tear
  • Retina
  • Retinal Angiomata
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Retinal Cyst
  • Retinal Damage
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Drusen
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Exudates And Deposits
  • Retinal Function Tests
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Microaneurysm
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Nerve Fiber Bundle Defects
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vascular Abnormality
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinal Venous Engorgement
  • Retinitis
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy Of Prematurity
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scarred Retina
  • Scotoma
  • Sensitivity To Light
  • Separation Of Retinal Layers
  • Sports Injuries - Eye
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sudden Vision Loss
  • Thyrotoxic Exophthalmos
  • Transient Monocular Vision Loss
  • Traumatic Enucleation
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vitrectomy
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Languages

  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English

Practice Locations

Yicheng Chen practices at four locations

Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington
1750 112th Avenue Northeast
Suite D050

Bellevue, WA 98004
Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington
1229 Madison Street
Suite 1002

Seattle, WA 98104
Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington
Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington
6100 219th Street Southwest
Suite 280

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish First Hill