Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Chun-Po Yen of UVA Health

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Chun-Po Yen, MD, is an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville.

Dr. Yen specializes minimally invasive spine surgery, complex spine and spinal tumors.

Born and raised in Taiwan, he graduated from medical school and completed a neurosurgical residency in 2000, before becoming a clinical faculty member at Kaohsiung Medical University.

Arriving at the University of Virginia in 2007, Dr. Yen went on to become a clinical fellow in neuro-oncology and completed his second neurosurgical residency so he could become a member of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

He also completed a minimally invasive spine fellowship at University of South Florida in Gainesville in 2016.

Dr. Yen has co-authored more than 100 publications and presented at over 70 scientific meetings and lectures. 

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