Dr. Chun-Po Yen, MD

Dr. Chun-Po Yen, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Dr. Chun-Po Yen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

415 Ray C Hunt Dr # 3100

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Contact Information

(434) 297-7462

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Spine Disorders
more than 61% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 61% of peers
more than 55% of peers

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Dr. Yen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yen "I was born and raised in Taiwan. In 1993, I earned my medical degree from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan. I completed my first neurosurgical residency there in 2000 and also became certified by the Taiwan Board of Neurosurgery. I was on the clinical faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery at Kaohsiung Medical University from 2000 until 2007. I came to the University of Virginia in 2007 and have held various positions in the Department of Neurosurgery. From 2007-2010 I was an assistant professor of research and a clinical fellow. From 2010-2012 I was a clinical fellow in neuro-oncology under Mark Shaffrey, MD. From 2011-2012 I was a clinical instructor as well as an attending neurosurgeon. I completed my second neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia from 2012-2016 to become eligible for the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. I also completed a one-year minimally invasive spine fellowship at University of South Florida in 2016. I was appointed associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Virginia in 2016. I have co-authored over 100 publications in scholarly journals and 20 book chapters. In addition, I have presented at over 70 scientific meetings and invited lectureships. I am married to Lichu Kuo. We have two kids, Wayne and Katelyn. I enjoy sports, music and being with friends and family in my free time."
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4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Yen does not have any board certifications listed.

26  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Kaohsiung Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2016
  • University of South Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Yen performed a 6 hour thoracic discectomy on me at UVA. He spent the most time with me of any doctor I have seen and did not force me out of his office. I would trust him to perform any surgery going forward.
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Without Dr. Yen, I would not be here. He literally saved my life. Kudos to his entire staff, too. I can not emphasize how wonderful my experience with the UVA Health System has been.
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I met Dr. Yen on Aug 3, 2016 ... if/when i need any spine surgery he is my #1 choice. He was very thorough, thoughtful yet honest and compassionate. He really listened to me. He answered all my questions and more. He took lots of time to show and explained my previous and current MRI scans and...Read More
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