James Chen, MD

James Chen, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery San Francisco, CA

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Surgeon

Office Address

  • 450 Sutter Street
    Suite 400
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Phone: (415) 900-3000
    Fax: (415) 900-3001

James Chen, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery San Francisco, CA

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Surgeon


  • I strive to help patients return from injury or disability to an active lifestyle, specific sport, or hobby. I believe in tailoring a patient's care to their specific circumstances and goals. I generally will exhaust all conservative measures first and recommend surgery only if needed. My job is to give the patient the best possible medical advice and to perform surgery when required to return them to optimal function.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus, rotator cuff, shoulder instability

Education & Training

  • University of HawaiiUniversity of Hawaii
  • University of California Davis School of MedicineUniversity of California Davis School of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • NV State Medical LicenseNV State Medical License2011 - 2017
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2007 - 2017
  • HI State Medical LicenseHI State Medical License2007 - 2016
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationNextGen Ambulatory EHR, NextGen Healthcare, 2012
    • Paul R. Lipscomb Award for Excellence in OrthopaedicsUC Davis School of Medicine
    • Loren D. Carlson Research AwardUC Davis School of Medicine

    Publications & Presentations


    Other Languages

    • Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish

    Hospital Affiliations


    • Google Plushttps://plus.google.com/+DrJAMESLCHENMDSanFrancisco/videos
    • AO Sportsmedhttp://www.aosportsmed.com
    • Sportsmedhttp://www.kneeandshoulder.com/dr-james-chen-md.asp
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