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Dr. James Chen

Dr. James Chen MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Credentials of Dr. James Chen MD


  • Medical School - University of California, Davis
  • Swarthmore College (Bachelor's)
  • University of California, Berkeley (Master's)
  • University of Hawaii, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Professional Memberships

  • Hawaii Orthopaedic Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Awards and Publications

  • Paul R. Lipscomb Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Loren D. Carlson Research Award, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Vernon Thompson Award, Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Allen B Richardson Award, Hawaii Orthopaedic Association
  • Chen JL, Allen CR, Stephens T, Feeley BT. ACL revision in the multiple revision knee. Am J Sports Med 2013; 41(7): 1571-78.
  • Sena M, Chen JL, Dellamaggiora R, Coughlin DG, Lotz JC, Feeley BT. Dynamic evaluation of pivot shift kinematics in physeal-sparing pediatric anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction techniques. Am J Sports Med 2013; 41(4): 826-834.
  • Szabo RM, Anderson KA, Chen JL. Functional outcome of en bloc excision and osteo-articular allograft replacement with the Sauve-Kapandji procedure for Campanacci Grade 3 giant cell tumor of distal radius. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2006;31A:1340-1348.
  • Prayson MJ, Chen JL, Hampers D, Vogt M, Fenwick J, Meredick R. Baseline compartment pressure measurements in isolated lower extremity fractures without clinical compartment syndrome. Journal of Trauma. 2006;60(5):1037-1040.
  • Allen RH, Szabo RM, Chen JL. Outcome assessment of hand function after radial artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2004;29A:628-637.
  • Chen JL, Eno JJ, Mitsunaga MM. Short same-segment fixation of thoracolumbar burst fractures. Hawaii J Med Public Health.. 2012

Professional Statement

I strive to help patients return from injury or disability to an active lifestyle, specific sport, or hobby. I perform advanced and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle. I practice Sports Medicine and General Orthopaedic Surgery including fracture care, joint replacement (knee, shoulder, hip, elbow). My special interest in the knee is ACL reconstruction and meniscus surgery. My special interest in the shoulder is rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization. My job is to give the patient the best possible medical advice and to perform surgery when required to return them to optimal function. Our team works hard to provide each patient with the respect and attention that we would give to our own families.

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