Alan Chen, M.D.

Specialties:

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Silver Cross Health Connection
  • Silver Cross Breast Center

Dr. Alan Chen has been practicing plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery in the Joliet area since 2007.

He completed his Bachelors of Arts degree and graduated Cum Laude from Cornell University and earned his medical degree with honors from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Chen completed a general surgery residency at Harvard Medical School at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. During this training, Dr. Chen also completed a two-year surgical research fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine in the Division of Vascular Surgery.

Following his general surgery training, Dr. Chen next completed a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

After his training in plastic surgery, Dr. Chen stayed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery.

Dr. Chen performs all aspects of reconstructive operations, including head and neck, trunk and extremity reconstruction using microvascular technique (limb reattachment, free flaps). He also performs breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, body contouring and facial aesthetic procedures.

Locations

Profile

Gender:

Male

Languages:

Spanish

Experience

Year began practicing: 2010

Year joined staff: 2007

Education

1997
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency

2004
Beth Isreal Hospital Harvard Boston MD

Fellowship

2007
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Board Certified

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery

Accepted Insurance

  • HUMANA HEALTH PLANS-EPO, HMO, POS
  • UNICARE (HEALTHLINK)-PPO
  • CAPP CARE-PPO
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD-HMO, PPO
  • CIGNA-HMO, POS, PPO
  • PERSONALCARE-HMO
  • AETNA-HMO, POS, PPO
  • (GENERAL)-PPO, WORKERS COMPENSATION
  • MEDICARE-MEDICARE

Other Specialties

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand Surgery

Accepting Referrals

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Areas Of Interest

Abdominal Hernia, Animal Bites, Arthritis of the Wrist, Arthroscopic Surgery, Blood Vessel Problems, Body Contouring, Breast Surgery, Carpal Bones & Hand Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery/Nose, Face, & Ears, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Forearm Fractures, Golfer's Elbow, Hand & Wrist problems, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand and Wrist Problems, Hand Arthritis, Hand Disorders, Hand Fractures, Hand Surgery, Joint Pain, Ligament Injuries, Ligament Reconstruction, Microsurgery, Minor Plastic Surgery, Moles, Nerve Repair, Plastic Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Soft Tissue Hand Surgery, Tendon Repairs, Tennis Elbow, Vascular Disease, Vascular Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Wrist Fractures, Wrist Injuries, Wrist Surgery

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.