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Dr. Gary Chen, MD

Trauma Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand Surgeon

Los Angeles, CA

About Dr. Gary Chen

Dr. Gary Chen received his medical degree at Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Science in Guangzhou, China and completed his surgical internship, orthopedic surgery residency, and plastic and hand micro-surgery specialty training in China. After immigrating to the United States in 1993, Dr. Chen served his surgical internship at Brown University, orthopedic residency at Los Angeles County Hospital, orthopedic trauma fellowship at University of Louisville, hand micro-surgery fellowship at Kleinert Hand Center (University of Louisville) and Curtis National Hand Center (Johns HopkinsUniversity). He held a micro-surgical instructor position at the Curtis National Hand Institute at Johns Hopkins for three years. He is currently the medical director of Orthopedic Surgery Program at California Medical Center, Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCLA. Dr. Chen specializes in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, micro surgery, nerve repair, soulder & elbow surgery, and hip surgery.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Hand Surgeon
  • Trauma Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Anhui Medical University Faculty of Medicine
  • Brown University, Internship in General Surgery
  • Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Louisville, Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma
  • University of Louisville, Fellowship in Hand and Micro Surgery
  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Fellowship in Hand and Micro Surgery
  • Union Memorial Hospital, Curtis National Hand Center, Fellowship in Hand and Micro Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins University, Fellowship in Hand and Micro Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve

Awards and publications

  • Dr. Chen had over 30 publications in high profile professional journals related to Orthopedic Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Arthroscopic Surgery.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Taiwanese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1831123934

Overall rating
3.6
Recent reviews
I had a 10:45am appointment, and after 5 hours of waiting I was finally given an answer on how my armwas doing. The X-ray guy didn’t show up til 3pm and there were dozens of people waiting to be seen. It was just so chaotic. Everyone was mad and people kept pouring in, making things even worse.
I had a 10:45am appointment, and after 5 hours of waiting I was finally given an answer on how my arm was doing. The X-ray guy didn’t show up til 3pmand there were dozens of people waiting to be seen. It was just so chaotic. Everyone was mad and people kept pouring in, making things even worse.
Initials hidden · April 14, 2018
Not great, the doctor was not very thorough and it seemed like he just wanted to go home. Wait times arealso very long.
Not great, the doctor was not very thorough and it seemed like he just wanted to go home. Wait times are also very long.
Initials hidden · More than 1 year ago

Dr. Gary Chen's office locations

California Orthopedic & Micro Surgery Institute

1513 S Grand Ave, Suite 208

Los Angeles, CA 90015

California Orthopedic & Micro Surgery Institute

1000 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 208

Anaheim, CA 92805

California Orthopedic & Micro Surgery Institute

12659 166th Street

Cerritos, CA 90703

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I had a 10:45am appointment, and after 5 hours of waiting I was finally given an answer on how my arm was doing. The X-ray guy didn’t show up til 3pm and there were dozens of people waiting to be seen. It was just so chaotic. Everyone was mad and people kept pouring in, making things even worse.

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I didnt see dr Chen but the ortho i did see was very helpful

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Dr and staff were good. Helpful. I was seen right away and I hope the surgery goes well.

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Not great, the doctor was not very thorough and it seemed like he just wanted to go home. Wait times are also very long.

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Dr Chen is probably one of the top physicians in his field. Was very impressed with his asking the right questions and immediately diagnosing the problem.

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My appointment with Dr. Chen was one of my best Dr's appointments to date. He was thorough, personable, knowledgable and just downright friendly. I feel that I am in the best of hands with Dr. Chen.

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Won't go back again

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He was professional and kind. My time was cut short due to the Access Bus arriving at 4 pm. It was 3:45 when I saw him.

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He is very knowleable and made sure to do any necessary test necessary to diagnose problem .

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waited too long. but he was good.

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