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Dr. Samuel Chen is a UCI Health surgeon who specializes in vascular surgery.

Samuel L. Chen, MD


Vascular Surgery

Clinical Interests

aneurysmal arterial disease, aneurysms, aortic surgery, carotid disease and stroke prevention, critical limb ischemia, dialysis access, endovascular surgery, peripheral arterial disease, peripheral vascular disease

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  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery
  • English
Medical School
UCI School of Medicine
UCI School of MedicineGeneral Surgery
Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaVascular Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Fellow — American College of Surgeons
  • Member — Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Member — International Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Member — Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
  • Member — Western Vascular Society
  • Member — Southern California Vascular Surgery Society
Awards and Recognition
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2022 — Arnold P. Gold Foundation
  • Golden Scalpel teaching award, 2021-2023 — Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • John E. Connolly professor of the year, 2022-23 — Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • University of California Regent's Scholarship — UCI School of Medicine
More Information

Dr. Samuel L. Chen is a fellowship-trained UCI Health vascular and endovascular surgeon who specializes in both minimally invasive therapies and open surgical treatment for vascular disorders throughout the body.

His clinical interests include aortic surgery, carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting to prevent stroke, endovascular therapies for peripheral arterial disease and limb salvage, endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, dialysis access, treatment of renal and visceral occlusive/aneurysmal disease.

Chen earned his medical degree from the UCI School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in general surgery. He received fellowship training in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

He is a co-author of numerous research papers in leading vascular surgery journals, including studies on the management of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms and limb-threatening ischemia.

Chen is enthusiastic about applying his knowledge and skills to help people who are suffering from vascular diseases. He sees patients in Orange.

UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868