Selby Chen

Dr. Selby G. Chen, MD


Meet Dr. Selby G. Chen, MD

Selby G. Chen, M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with the Mayo Clinic Spine Center.

He has special interests in complex spinal surgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Dr. Chen at a Glance

  • Dr. Chen performs minimally invasive surgery using the most advanced techniques - including robotically assisted surgery.
  • He also cares for patients with spinal cord tumors, spinal deformities, metastatic disease to the spine and scoliosis.

Connect with Dr. Chen to develop an individualized treatment plan for your specific spinal condition.

Dr. Chen is a member of Mayo Clinic Spine Center

Doctor Quote

I believe each patient's spine care should be individualized. Surgical and non-surgical approaches to treatment of spinal conditions should be tailored to the patient's specific symptoms, anatomy, and goals. I fully engage with the patient to determine their best treatment option.

Directions to our primary location in Jacksonville, FL

How Dr. Selby G. Chen, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Years in Practice

  • 6 Years


  • Resident, Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  • Medical School, New York University School of Medicine
  • Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Anatomy Fellowship, New York University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Neurobiology, Harvard University


  • Arm Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Bracing
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Disc Arthoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Accolades for Dr. Selby G. Chen, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • 2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Member, New York University School of Medicine
  • 2002 Cum Laude, Harvard University
  • 1998-2002 Dean's List, Harvard University

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Full Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Resident Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2009 - 2015)
  • Resident Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2009 - 2015)

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • 2015 Resident Teacher of the Year, Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic
  • 2011 Resident of the Quarter, Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic
  • 2010 Neuro-oncology Award, Stryker

Office Information for Dr. Selby G. Chen, MD

Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, FL 4500 San Pablo Road Jacksonville, FL 32224 Driving Directions

Primary Location

Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, FL
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224


Monday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET
Tuesday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET
Wednesday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET
Thursday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET
Friday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET

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Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurances Accepted

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