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Austin W. Chen, MD

Specialties:

Hip Preservation and Replacement, Sports Medicine (Shoulder, Knee, Elbow), Regenerative Medicine

Fellowships:

Comprehensive Hip Surgery and Sports Medicine Surgery

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Dr. Austin Chen is a board-eligible, dual-fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation and reconstruction and sports medicine surgery.

His focus is the treatment of hip pain and injuries, including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip labral tears. He has also subspecialized in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries in athletes ranging from weekend warriors to professionals. He is a physician for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard teams and travels all over the world for World Cup event coverage. Dr. Chen is currently involved in research and has authored or coauthored numerous research articles and book chapters in the field of hip and sports medicine surgery. He believes evidence/research-based medicine is the foundation of providing optimal patient care.

Dr. Chen completed a comprehensive hip fellowship at the American Hip Institute in Chicago, Illinois, under the training of hip specialist and innovator Dr. Benjamin Domb in 2017. He also completed a sports medicine fellowship at Taos Orthopaedic Institute in 2016. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency and received his medical doctorate degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago in 2015 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Chen received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2005.

Specialty

  • Hip surgery
    • Hip arthroscopy/preservation
    • Hip impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement [FAI])
    • Labral repair and reconstruction
    • Snapping hip
    • Trochanteric bursitis
    • Gluteal tendon repairs
    • Hip replacement
    • Hip resurfacing
    • Hip fractures
  • Sports medicine surgery
    • Knee
      • Knee arthroscopy
      • ACL reconstruction and primary repair
      • Meniscal repair
      • Ligament reconstruction
      • Patellar and quadriceps tendon repair
      • Patella stabilization
    • Shoulder
      • Shoulder arthroscopy
      • Rotator cuff repair
      • Labral repairs
      • Shoulder stabilization
      • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint reconstruction
      • Biceps tendon repairs
  • Platelet-rich plasma

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Taos Orthopaedic Institute, Taos, NM
  • Hip Surgery Fellowship: American Hip Institute and Hinsdale Orthopaedics, Hinsdale, IL

Distinctions and Recognition

  • International Society of Hip Arthroscopy
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

American Hip Institute

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Background

Dr. Chen is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent most of his free time in the mountains pursuing his love of skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and other outdoor activities. He and his wife, Lauren, a nutritionist, have a son, Bodhi, and dog, Bailey.

“I went to see Dr. Chen for a second opinion. He was very professional and agreed with the pending surgery.”
– Jennifer B.
Patient Rating:
5