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SEAS alum becomes coin-op king

Hank Chien '96 jumps and climbs his way to a record 1,061,700 points in the Donkey Kong arcade game (NY Daily News)

A Queens plastic surgeon has been crowned the king of Donkey Kong.

Dr. Hank Chien, 35, racked up a score of 1,061,700 on the classic arcade video game, smashing the old record by 10,000 points. Chien's dazzling feat was confirmed by Twin Galaxies, the official score keeper of electronic games.

"It's something to add to my resume and it's something I can be proud of," said Chien, who holds a computer science and mathematics degree from Harvard University and is a graduate of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Read the complete article in the New York Daily News

Topics: Computer Science