Alan Chen, MDBoard Certified Plastic and Hand Surgeon

    Dr. Chen has been practicing Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery in Joliet, Illinois since 2007.

    Dr. Chen completed his Bachelors of arts degree and graduated Cum Laude from Cornell University. He received 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. There, he was trained by Dr. Josef Fischer, named one of the top twenty-five most influential surgeons in the last century by Archives of Surgery. 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 then completed a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center under Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee. The University of Pittsburgh is recognized as having one of the best Plastic Surgery Residency programs in the nation. It has trained more leaders and Division Chiefs in Plastic Surgery than any other program. It is also the first institution in the U.S. to successfully perform a bilateral hand transplantation.

    After his training in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chen stayed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and took an additional year in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship in the Department of Orthopedics under Drs. Joseph Imbriglia, W.P. Andy Lee, Glenn Buterbaugh, and Freddy Fu. Dr. Chen has performed well over 1000 orthopedic hand and upper extremity cases including shoulder/elbow/and wrist arthroscopy as well as performing over 240 distal radius and wrist fracture operations.

    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 aesthetic surgery including body contouring, breast augmentation, and facial aesthetic procedures.

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