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Alice Chen, MD

Physiatry, Spine
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About Dr. Chen


Alice Chen, MD is dually board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain medicine. She is a 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 in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 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.


Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine
HSS Spine Center with Stamford Health

Special Expertise

Rehabilitation of muscular, tendinous and joint injury
Spine Medicine
Interventional spine procedures
Musculoskeletal medicine/ Sports Medicine
Ultrasound guided injections
Platelet-rich plasma procedures


Spinal Injections
Epidural Steroid Injections
Selective Nerve Root Blocks
Intra-Articular Injections
Facet Joint Cyst Aspiration and Rupture
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Ultrasound Injections

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If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


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


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000, recertified 2008
Pain Management 2005


Castle Connolly Top Doctors Fairfield County 
Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2015-current
Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run – medical honoree 2018
Exceptional Women in Medicine 2020
Resident Research Award
Member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society


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


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


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


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

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Chen

Selected Journal Articles

"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

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Chen reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Chen in the News