Christopher Chen, M.D.
Dr. Chen’s practice philosophy at Beacon focuses on patient-specific care. He strongly believes in patient education and joint decision making, and strives to formulate a treatment plan that is specific to each patient’s lifestyle and needs.
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About Dr. Chen
Christopher Chen, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treatment of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. He has advanced training in trauma, sports injuries, peripheral nerve conditions, reconstruction, and degenerative conditions.
Dr. Chen graduated with academic honors from Rice University with a BA in bioscience. He received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency and hand surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado, where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He has served with the Touching Hands Project by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, where he performed outreach surgery for underserved communities in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Dr. Chen’s practice philosophy at Beacon focuses on patient-specific care. He strongly believes in patient education and joint decision making, and strives to formulate a treatment plan that is specific to each patient’s lifestyle and needs. He encourages patients to live an active lifestyle, make healthy choices, and take care when using their hands.
Married to another physician, Dr. Chen’s family includes a young son and a golden retriever named George. He leads an active lifestyle and enjoys skiing, running, hiking, biking, and CrossFit. He also enjoys cooking with his wife, reading, and listening to audiobooks.
In addition to seeing patients at Beacon’s Clifton Hand Center and Western Ridge, Dr. Chen will also start seeing patients in Beacon’s newest Fort Thomas location starting in May.
August 2006 – June 2010; Bachelor of Arts, Bioscience, Magna Cum Laude, Rice University, Houston, Texas
January 2009- May 2009: University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
July 2010 – June 2014: Doctor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
July 2014 – June 2019: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
August 2019 – July 2020: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
Dr Chen is so professional and really listens to you. This was my first time meeting him and it was a excellent visit!! Dr Chen will indeed see me again!!
Very nice person. Explains problem and solution to problem. From my view, he showed good knowledge of his expertise.
Dr. Chen works wonders! His surgery’s relived my constant pain not to mention the visual displeasure as well. He & his staff is very pleasant and concerned for our wellbeing. Dr. Chen was referred to me and I’m very thankful and he makes you feel like he’s a friend for life! And he is! Thank you Dr. Chen!
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