Mang L. Chen, M.D. is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and stayed in Pittsburgh for his general surgery and urology residencies. Dr. Chen completed his traumatic and reconstructive urology fellowship in Detroit with Dr. Richard Santucci. He subsequently returned to the University of Pittsburgh to work in the Department of Urology as their reconstructive urologist.
Dr. Chen has authored multiple publications in urology and reconstructive urology, and is active in presenting his research at medical meetings. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Urology and has been recognized for his efforts as the best reviewer of 2015 for reconstruction. He also obtained a $100,000 grant as a co-primary investigator for a novel type of bladder neuromodulation.
Dr. Chen first met Dr. Crane while interviewing in Detroit for the same reconstructive urology fellowship. The two discussed Dr. Crane’s plans of becoming a fully boarded plastic surgeon so he could serve the transgender community as both a plastic surgeon and reconstructive urologist. This chance meeting introduced Dr. Chen to the possibilities of this evolving frontier of medicine. Serendipitously, when Dr. Chen heard Dr. Crane was hiring more surgeons, the two reconnected. With a strong interest in genitourinary reconstructive surgery, Dr. Chen now performs all varieties of bottom surgery for transmen, including phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, penile/testicular implant insertion, urethroplasty, and glansplasty to name a few.