Kevin Chen, MD

2017-12-07T12:39:18+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Kevin Chen, MD

Specialties
  • Hand
  • Upper Extremity
Board Certification
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Additional Language:
  • Mandarin Chinese

To Make an Appointment

Call 773-777-9900 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Chicago-Avondale Physician Offices
2923 N California Ave
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: 773-777-9900

Fax: 773-777-5927

Chicago-Millennium Park Physician Offices
150 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-444-1145

Fax: 312-444-1954


Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Community First Medical Center
  • Presence Saint Joesph Hospital
  • 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

Medical School

University of Illinois - Chicago

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Illinois - Chicago

Fellowship

Hand & Upper Extremity

Medical College of Wisconsin

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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