Alice Chen, MD

Alice Chen, MD is a dually board-certified and fellowship trained physiatrist and interventional specialist in the non-operative management of spine and sports disorders. She treats disorders and injuries of the neck, back, muscles, and joints in a minimally invasively manner using techniques including epidural injections, blocks, radiofrequency ablation, joint injections, and medical acupuncture.

She employs techniques using ultrasound guidance and fluoroscopic guidance to enable accurate treatment of deeper structures. 

Dr. Chen was educated at the University of Michigan in a combined undergraduate and medical school program. She graduated from her residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with election into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

She did her fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine. 

For patients north of the city, Dr. Chen practices from the Greenwich office, conveniently located near the Old Greenwich train station along the New Haven Metro-North line.

Appointments

Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery

Specialty

Subspecialty

Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine
Pain Management and Rehabilitation
Spinal Injection Procedures

Awards

Resident Research Award 1999
Induction into Alpha Omega Alpha 1999

Affiliations

International Spine Intervention Society
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Procedures

Spinal Injections
Epidural Steroid Injections
Selective Nerve Root Blocks
Intra-Articular Injections
Facet Joint Cyst Aspiration and Rupture
Radiofrequency Ablation
Acupuncture
EMG/NCS (Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Studies)

Education

M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 1995

Internship

Transitional year, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL 1996

Residency

Pain Management and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, West Orange, NJ 1999

Fellowship

Spine and Sports Fellowship, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY 2000

Certification

Pain Management and Rehabilitation 2000, recertified 2008
Pain Management 2005

State Licensure

Connecticut, New York

Selected Publications

"Use of Long-acting Opioids in Acute Total Knee Replacement
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
April 2001

"Chronic Low Back and Neck Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Primary Care Setting”
Progress in Pain for Primary Care Vol. 1(3) Nov. 2000

"Cervical Spine fracture in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis”
Poster Presentation - American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mentor - Joseph Feinberg, MD
Seattle, WA November 1998
(abstract) Arch of PM&R September 1998

"Case Study on Pain and Suicide: A Discussion of Chronic Pain Management”
Poster Presentation - Association of Academic Physiatrists
Mentor - Elizabeth Narcessian, MD
Colorado Springs, CO March 1996
(abstract) Am J of PM&R Vol. 76 No. 1

Selected Presentations

"Health Talk- Interventional Management of Low Back Pain" October 2005
"Health Talk- Acupuncture and Pain Management" October 2009
Cablevision News 12

Research Interests

Sacroiliac dysfunction and treatment guidelines
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Contact Information

Office Locations

75th Street Campus
429 East 75th Street (3rd floor)
New York, NY 10021

Greenwich Office
143 Sound Beach Ave
Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Tel: 203.409.3000
Fax: 203.698.2711

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021