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Dr. David Chen, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine •  Male • Age 44

  
Dr. Chen

UCLA Medical Center Gen Sgy

1304 15th St Ste 102 Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Dr. David Chen, MD is a hospice & palliative medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in hospice & palliative medicine and general surgery.


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Dr. Chen accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Chen is competent and very respected by his colleagues, staff, and students, . He is also thorough and relaxed in the presence of his patients. He takes the time to explain his procedures, the diagnosis, the prognosis, and recovery issues. He is willing to receive and answer questions with respect and candor. To me, he was also very kind and committed to my recovery and care. I hold his in high esteem and respect and would recommend him to any of my friends.
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Dr.Chen is best surgeon!
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Saved my Daughter's Life, used his knowledge and intuition, he was correct! Forever grateful!
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I would never recommend Dr. Chen to anyone. In fact I would warn anyone thinking of having him perform surgery that he is negligent, and that UCLA / Santa Monica hospital is a dangerous hospital to have surgery performed at. Because of Dr. Chen's lack of proper supervision of his residents, and bad decisions when supervising my 85 year old mother in 2014, my mother passed away days after undergoing surgery on a hiatal hernia that should never have been a life threatening surgical procedure.
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I have had 2 hernias repaired by Dr Chen: inguinal hernia repair about 6 years ago and a hiatal hernia repair 2 weeks ago. My hiatal hernia was very large. Apparently my pancreas and my stomach had slid up to occupy the space usually reserved for my lungs. The only pain I had with recovery was when it started to itch a few days ago; and that itching only lasted for a day. The nurses all say he is a brilliant surgeon. I would agree.
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Biography

Dr. David Chen, MD is a hospice & palliative medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in hospice & palliative medicine and general surgery.

Specialties

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

Education

2002
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)