Photo: Herbert Chen, MD
Herbert Chen, MD
Year elected: 2011
Current membership category: Senior
Fay Fletcher Keener Endowed Chair
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
1808 7th avenue south, Suite 505
Birmingham, AL 35223
United States of America
Phone: 205-934-3333
Facsimile: 205-934-0135

Biographical statement

Dr. Herbert Chen obtained his BS from Stanford University with Honors and with Distinction in 1988 and graduated from Duke University School of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha in 1992.  Dr. Chen then completed a general surgery residency followed by a surgical oncology and endocrinology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Chen is Chair of the Department of Surgery at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and the Surgeon-in-Chief of UAB Hospital and Health System.  He is a Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, and holds the Fay Fletcher Kerner Endowed Chair.  His clinical interests include endocrine surgery and he is a pioneer in radioguided parathyroid surgery.  Dr. Chen’s lab has been continuously funded for over 20 years and studies the role of Notch signaling in thyroid and neuroendocrine cancers.  He is the American Cancer Society MEN2 Thyroid Cancer Professor.  Dr. Chen is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Surgery, serves on many other editorial boards.  He has held several leadership positions in major academic societies including President of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons Foundation, President of Association for Academic Surgery, President of the Society of Clinical Surgery, President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and President of Surgical Biology Club II.   Dr. Chen has mentored over 125 faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, medical students, and undergraduates in his lab.  He has published over 570 original research and review articles and has edited 25 textbooks.  He has been recognized for his passion for teaching and mentoring the next generation of surgical leaders. Dr. Chen has also be recognized as a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Institutional affiliations

Amit Gaggar, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.



Positions held

Department Chair