Joseph Chen MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in laser assisted and premium cataract surgery as well as the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma. He graduated from Stanford University in 2004 and went on to receive his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, one of the top 10 medical schools in the country. He then completed his Ophthalmology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and went on to complete a glaucoma fellowship program at the renowned Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, training with the late Alan Crandall, the world famous glaucoma and cataract surgeon. Dr. Chen has been practicing in the Ventura County area since he completed his fellowship in 2014 and is excited to join the Santa Barbara Eye Care team.
Dr. Chen’s specialty skills include laser assisted cataract surgery and the implantation of premium intraocular lenses. He has a particular interest in cutting edge surgical and laser management of glaucoma, including the newest minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries, Xen implants, trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage implants, and cyclophotocoagulation procedures. He is excited to share his expertise in glaucoma and cataract care with the Santa Barbara community.
When not caring for patients, Dr. Chen enjoys hiking, swing dance, improvisation piano, and spending time with his amazing wife and 2 wonderful daughters.