Dr. James L Chen, MD - Reviews

Orthopaedic Surgery San Francisco, CA

About Dr. James L Chen MD

Dr. James L Chen, MD is a doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. They have 14 years of experience. Their specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine.

Dr. Chen has received 3 awards.


Get Directions Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 450 Sutter St Rm 400 San Francisco, CA 94108


Dr. James L Chen has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Orthopaedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
Sports Medicine

Specialty Expertise

Dr. James L Chen has the following 14 expertise

  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture (Radius Fractures)
  • Knee Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • ACL Reconstruction or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft)
  • Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Femur Head Necrosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture (Ulna Fractures)
  • Arm Fracture (Humeral Fractures)
  • Elbow Injuries


3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.


14 Years Experience

University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

Graduated in 2006

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More about Dr. James L Chen

James Chen, MD is a board-certified general orthopaedic surgeon practicing in San Francisco. He earned his MPH at Cal Berkeley and his MD from Cal Davis. He completed his residency at the University of Hawaii, Queens Medical Ctr. Orthopaedic Surgery, and a prestigious fellowship at UCSF in Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. Dr. Chen specializes in sports-related injuries, and is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle. This state-of-the-art technique reduces surgical incisions from roughly 5 to 7 inches down to 4 millimeter portals, which results in a quicker, easier recovery from treatment, with less scarring. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Chen works with several local schools and athletic organizations, the semi-professional San Francisco City Football Club, and the National Football League (NFL).

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