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Home  |  Doctors |  Kevin Chen, MD

Kevin Chen, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Hand and Upper Extremity

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Locations

2923 North California Avenue
Suite 300
Chicago IL 60618
Fax: 773-777-5927
150 North Michigan Ave
Suite 1400
Chicago IL 60601
Fax: 312-444-1954

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Community First Medical Center
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital

Meet Kevin Chen

Biography

“It’s gratifying to see someone benefit from our care, to return from injury to the things they enjoy in life.”

Dr. Kevin Chen is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He completed his fellowship training at a major trauma center in Milwaukee and offers a full range of care for both common and complex conditions.

He treats arthritic and chronic conditions as well as rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow instability, tennis and golfers elbow, repetitive motion injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. Dr. Chen is among a small percentage of surgeons trained in complex elbow replacement surgery, a technique that has improved dramatically in recent years. He offers surgical solutions for older rotator cuff injuries which can be difficult to treat. Using minimally invasive arthroscopy to treat many problems without major surgery, he believes surgery is a last resort. He brings a full range of resources to each patient’s care when appropriate, including therapists, pain management specialists and others.

Dr. Chen is currently involved in research exploring the use of 3D models to improve surgical planning for old fractures that have not healed in the correct position. When not with patients, Dr. Chen stays active and likes to swim, hike, play tennis and compete in ultimate frisbee.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

Committed to patient education, Dr. Chen enjoys and builds strong relationships with his patients. He provides an objective view of all treatment options based on known studies and proven outcomes, and helps patients make the most well-informed decisions about their care.

Education

Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin
Hand & Upper Extremity
Residency
University of Illinois - Chicago
Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical School
University of Illinois - Chicago

Awards

  • Honors College Member, University of Illinois – Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • AOA Resident Teaching Award, University of Illinois – Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2008-2009
  • Outstanding Service on the Hand Surgery Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois – Chiago, Chicago, IL, 2013

Curriculum Vitae

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Our Team

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

Patient Resources

Rehab Protocols

Healed Shattered Elbow Allows Me to Conduct Choir: Paul’s Story
Paul Caldwell was returning home one evening last spring when a reckless driver nearly ended his life. As Paul crossed Sheridan Road on Chicago’s far north side..read more

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Additional Patient Feedback

“Dr. Chen is thorough, compassionate and genuine while treating my injury.”

“I appreciated Dr. Chen’s feedback and recommendation. He was also clear in explaining my injury and why there was no need for further treatment or concern.”

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