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.
Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine
Pain Management and Rehabilitation
Spinal Injection Procedures
Resident Research Award 1999
Induction into Alpha Omega Alpha 1999
International Spine Intervention Society
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Epidural Steroid Injections
Selective Nerve Root Blocks
Facet Joint Cyst Aspiration and Rupture
EMG/NCS (Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Studies)
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As of May 04, 2015, Dr. Chen reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000, recertified 2008
Pain Management 2005
"Use of Long-acting Opioids in Acute Total Knee Replacement”
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
"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