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James B. Chen, MD

About Dr. James B. Chen

James B. Chen, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstructive surgery and total joint replacement of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacement. He has expertise in minimally invasive techniques, partial knee replacement, direct anterior and posterior hip replacement, computer-assisted navigation, and robotic joint replacement. His goal is to provide rapid-recovery and personalized care for his patients through the use of effective and current treatment options.

Dr. Chen grew up in Irvine, CA. He completed his undergraduate education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he received numerous leadership and academic All-American awards participating in NCAA Division I football in addition to graduating Cum Laude in Microbiology. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he received scholarships for his work in global health and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as class president. He stayed at UCLA for his Orthopedic Surgery residency where he gained recognition as consultant of the year and was elected Chief Resident during his final year. Following residency, he completed his subspecialty training at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) which has been ranked the #1 Orthopedic Hospital in the nation by US News and World Report for 12 consecutive years and #1 in the world by Newsweek. At HSS, Dr. Chen had the opportunity to work with many world-renowned specialists in hip and knee reconstruction and was awarded the fellowship Clinical Excellence Award.

Dr. Chen has published extensively in orthopedic surgery. He has authored textbook chapters in addition to peer-reviewed articles in several leading orthopedic journals and has presented his work at regional and national conferences. He remains an active candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Dr. Chen is excited to return to serve the medical needs of his home community. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and young daughter in addition to staying active outdoors by hiking, biking, running, and surfing.

Board Certifications
  • Board Eligible
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Joint Pain (Hip)
  • Chondromalacia (Knee)
  • Hip Sprain (Hip)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Knee)
  • Hip Dysplasia (Hip)
  • Groin Pain (Hip)
  • Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (Knee)
  • Knee Arthritis (Knee)
  • Osteoarthritis of the HIp / Hip Osteoarthritis (Hip)
  • Dislocated Knee / Knee Dislocation / Kneecap Dislocation (Knee)
  • Femur Fracture (Hip)
  • Hip Pain (Hip)
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (Hip)
  • Anterior Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Osteoporosis (Hip)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Hip)
  • Dislocated Hip / Hip Dislocation (Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee / Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee)
  • Hip Impingement (Hip)
  • Hip Arthritis (Hip)
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation (Knee)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Knee (Knee)
  • Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis (Hip)
  • Joint Pain (Knee)
  • Fractured Hip (Hip)
  • Hip Tendonitis (Hip)