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Neurological Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
22 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Patient comments (4)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Chen is Excellent. Dr. Chen has been reviewed by 9 patients who have provided 4 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Promptness 2.3
  • Currently 2.3333333333333 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.3
  • Currently 3.3333333333333 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 2.7
  • Currently 2.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. Thomas Chen, MD, PHD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 7 areas:
  • Brain Cancer
  • Laminectomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Stenosis

Education & Awards

Dr. Chen graduated from University of California at San Francisco. He has 8 awards.

America's Top Oncologists (Neuro-oncology), 2007
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
Southern California Super Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2008
Associate Editor: Spine Journal, Journal of Neuro-Oncology
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2009 - 2014)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)
Lincoln Heights
Neurological Surgeon


Dr. Chen has 8 hospital affiliations:

  • Methodist Hospital of Southern California 
  • Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center 


  • Chinese
  • Taiwanese
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Thomas Chin-Lien Chen MD and PHD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 22 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Thomas C. Chen practice?
Dr. Thomas Chen has 3 office locations.
Dr. Thomas Chen practices Neurological Surgery near Los Angeles, CA.
See Los Angeles Neurological Surgeons.