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.
Rehabilitation of muscular, tendinous and joint injury
Interventional spine procedures
Musculoskeletal medicine/ Sports Medicine
Ultrasound guided injections
Platelet-rich plasma procedures
Epidural Steroid Injections
Selective Nerve Root Blocks
Facet Joint Cyst Aspiration and Rupture
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
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
"Health Talk- Interventional Management of Low Back Pain" October 2005
"Health Talk- Acupuncture and Pain Management" October 2009
Cablevision News 12
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 February 21, 2023, Dr. Chen reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.
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