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Dr. Allen Chen, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine* Age 48
Dr. Allen Chen, MD
4.8 (104 Ratings)

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Dr. Allen Chen, MD is an Interventional Spine Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA.
Dr. Allen Chen, MD
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Dr. Allen Chen, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine* Age 48
Santa Monica, CA
Accepting new patients
19 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Dr. Allen Chen, MD is an Interventional Spine Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA.

About

Dr. Allen Chen, MD is an Interventional Spine Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has 19 years experience. They graduated from New York University Grossman School of Medicine in 2005 and completed a residency at University of Washington.They currently practice at UCLA Spine Center and are affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chen has experience treating conditions like Sciatica, Lumbar Radiculopathy and Radiculopathy among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Chen received an average rating of 4.8/5 from patients and has been reviewed 104 times. Their office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments. Dr. Chen is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Locations

  1. 1 UCLA Spine Center
    1131 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Saturday
    Closed
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    Closed
  2. 2 Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA
    1250 16th St # 2100B, Santa Monica, CA 90404
  3. 3 ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
    51 W 51st St # 375, New York, NY 10019
    Monday
    Closed
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    08:00 - 16:00
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  4. 4 CUMC/Harkness Pavilion
    180 Fort Washington Ave # 1199, New York, NY 10032

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Based on 104 Reviews
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Mar 03, 2023
I saw Dr. Chen today for the first time. He came into my appointment prepared and had already read the MRI, and notes from previous doctor. I also loved the fact that he shook my hand and firmly introduced himself. He diagnosed me immediately after a discussion and exam. Before him I saw 3 other doctors outside of UCLA. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Chen and would definitely see him again and recommend him.
Karly Urata — Mar 03, 2023
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Care Philosophy
  •  I will offer a thorough evaluation of your complaints and will provide a diagnostic and treatment plan that fits you as an individual. I understand how much injury and pain can restrict the meaningful activities in your life, including work and recreation. I look forward to participating as a member of your health care team to restore you to a more active, healthy, and productive lifestyle. 

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Biography
  • Dr. Allen Chen, MD is an interventional spine medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University Grossman School of Medicine in 2005. He specializes in Interventional Spine Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, and more.
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Specialties*
Interventional Spine Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Interventional Pain Medicine
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • New York University Grossman School of Medicine
    2005
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine
Board Certifications
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Internship

Internship
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
    2006
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Residency

Residency Hospital
  • University of Washington
    2009
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
    2010
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Allen Chen, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Chen's profile.

Dr. Chen frequently treats the following conditions: Sciatica, Lumbar Radiculopathy and Radiculopathy. See more on Sharecare.

Dr. Allen Chen, MD is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Yes, Dr. Allen Chen, MD holds board certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

    757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

  • UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

    1250 16th St, Santa Monica, CA

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

    622 W 168th St, New York, NY