Elliott H. Chen, MD

Plastic Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery


Special interests: Craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, cleft care, facial trauma, adult reconstruction, wound healing.

Elliott H. Chen, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. He joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2008. Prior to his appointment with the Department of Surgery, he was employed as a general plastic surgeon with Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and as an assistant professor at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dr. Chen earned his doctor of medicine from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his general surgery residency at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, a plastic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, and a craniofacial surgery fellowship at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty(s)Plastic Surgery

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Plastic Surgery

EducationTemple University

ResidencyStony Brook University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

FellowshipHospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Treatments and services
Dr. Chen's special interests include:
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Pediatric plastic surgery
  • Cleft care
  • Facial trauma
  • Adult reconstruction
  • Wound healing

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Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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