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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Chen is Excellent. Dr. Chen has been reviewed by 14 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.8
Promptness 2.9
Courteous Staff 2.5
Accurate Diagnosis 3.8
Bedside Manner 3.5
Spends Time with Me 3.4
Follows Up After Visit 3.3

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 9 awards.

Southern California Super Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2008
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
Associate Editor: Spine Journal, Journal of Neuro-Oncology
America's Top Oncologists (Neuro-oncology), 2007
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2009 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)
Lincoln Heights
Neurological Surgeon


Dr. Chen has 8 hospital affiliations:

  • Methodist Hospital of Southern California 
  • Huntington Hospital 


  • Chinese
  • English
  • Taiwanese

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Additional Information
Dr. Thomas C Chen MD and PHD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 24 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Thomas C. Chen practice?
Dr. Thomas Chen has 1 office location.
Dr. Thomas Chen practices Neurological Surgery near Los Angeles, CA.
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