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. 


Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery



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


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

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)
United Healthcare

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


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


Physical Medicine 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

Stamford, CT Office:
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Tel: 203.705.2087
Fax: 877.363.0849

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