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Benson Chen MBChB, MSc, FRACP

Benson S. Chen MBChB, MSc, FRACP

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge; Cambridge Clinical Vision Laboratory, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre; Cambridge Eye Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, CUH-NHS, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr. Benson S. Chen received his medical degree from the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. He completed his residency in neurology in Auckland, New Zealand and additional post-graduate training through the Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UCL, in London, United Kingdom, where was awarded a Master of Science in Clinical Neurology with Distinction. With support from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, Dr. Chen then undertook a neuro‑ophthalmology fellowship at Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Chen is currently a Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial Scholar at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, United Kingdom, where he is completing his doctoral studies in the field of mitochondrial diseases, with a specific focus on inherited optic neuropathies and outcome measures in clinical trials. As part of this, he has helped to establish the Cambridge Clinical Vision Laboratory, an innovative cross-cutting facility developed to facilitate advanced therapeutic studies for ocular and neurological diseases in Cambridge, United Kingdom. 

Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), and member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN), North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), and American Academy of Neurology (AAN). 


Dr. Chen is supported by the Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Royal Society Te Apārangi – Rutherford Foundation (New Zealand) and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust (United Kingdom).