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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. He is an active member of the Physician Pool for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Dr. Chen has authored or coauthored a number of published or accepted-for-publication scientific articles and book chapters in the field of hip and sports medicine surgery. He is currently writing or has submitted additional scientific articles and book chapters. He believes research is the foundation of providing optimal patient care.

Dr. Chen completed a dedicated 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

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Hip surgery
    • Hip arthroscopy and preservation
    • Hip fractures
    • Hip impingement
    • Hip replacement
    • Labral tears
  • Joint replacement
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Sports medicine surgery
    • ACL reconstruction
    • Knee arthroscopy
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Shoulder stabilization
  • Upper extremity/shoulder

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

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Dr. Chen is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent most of his vacation time in the Rocky Mountains pursuing his love of skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and other outdoor activities. He and his wife Lauren, a nutritionist, have a rescue mutt named Bailey and are expecting a baby boy in December 2017.

“Dr. Chen was the second surgeon I saw about the torn labrum in my hip (first was from a different practice), and I was so relieved and happy to get a full discussion from him about my range of options to treat this. He took the time to really understand what my goals are, and what would work best for me, and talked through what I should try. I'm starting with physical therapy, which is working wonderfully, as I'd like to (and Dr. Chen supported this) put off surgery to fix the tear and cartilage damage as long as possible, and continue my favorite activities. I'm so appreciative of the time he took to talk this through with his expertise and experience.”
– Jennifer B.
Patient Rating:
5