Dr. Huey Tien, MD

Dr. Huey Tien, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Huey Tien, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Read his story

225 Abraham Flexner Way Ste 700

Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Information

(502) 561-4263

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Tien's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tien "Dr. Tien graduated from Chung Shan Medical University in 1986 and completed orthopedic residency at Taiwan Tao-Yuan General Hospital in Taiwan. He then served a one-year fellowship as a research fellow, one year as a clinical fellow, followed by another year as a senior fellow with the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. He then completed a residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in General Surgery, with his final year serving as Administrative Chief Resident. He is board certified in General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Hand Surgery in Taiwan, and is board certified in General Surgery and Hand Surgery in the United States. He is currently a physician and partner with Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center. He also is an associate clinical professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Surgery and Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also the Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. Dr. Tien is also a member of AO Musculoskeletal Trauma "Hand" Faculty and a fellow with the American College of Surgeons. He has been named "the Best Doctor" multiple times, by The Louisville Magazine voted by peer doctors. He specializes in arthritis, trauma, microsurgery, and nerve issues involved in upper extremities with a special interest in brachial plexus injuries."


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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Peripheral Arterial Occlusion
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Chung-Shan Medical And Dental College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Chung-Shan Medical & Dental College
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Taiwan Provincial Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of Louisville
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Taiwan Provincial Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University of Louisville
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Kleinert Inst Hand & Microsurg
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tien has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

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Dr. Tien's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tien to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Tien's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Louisville, KY |
very friendly and efficient. I felt I was in good hands. My hand is pain free and very useable
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Tien takes his time, even when he doesn't have it to spare. He actually listens to any concerns. He genuinely cares about people. He is a blessing to me. He healed both arms. He made a huge difference in my everyday life! I can't thank him or his staff enough!! I didn't know how miserable I was until Dr. Tien operated on my arms & released me from my suffering!
in louisville, ky |
My thumb basal joint has bothered me for a long time. Dr. Tien was very thorough. Instead telling me what he wanted to do, he gave me all the options and helped me make decision that made most sense to me. I never feel the pressure that he only wanted to do surgery on me like the other doctor in town. Eventually, I decided to have surgery. Again, Dr. Tien was so thorough with details of surgery, which relieved my anxiety tremendously. Now, I am doing everything I like without any trouble.
in Louisville, KY |
I would recommend Dr. Tien. I had a issue with my right hand went to several doctors couldn't find what was wrong. Dr. Tien performed surgery and I am able to use my hand more and more every day.
Louisville, KY |
I was scheduled to see Dr. Tien twice and only saw a fellow both times. I left with minimal answers about my bilateral arm pain
in Seymour, IN |
Dr. Huey Tien is very knowledgeable about his craft. He has an awesome bedside manner. He makes me feel very at ease. Explains everything clearly and concisely. I can tell he loves his work, as he is always smiling and and jovial. His staff is as awesome as Dr. Tien. They make me feel welcome and always does whatever they need to do to help their patients. I have yet to have surgery, but would not want to have anyone else operating on me for the issues I have.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Tien and his staff (fellows, nurses, anesthesiologists and administrative staff at the Kleinert Kutz hand surgical center in New Albany are professional and helpful. Dr. Tien himself is a joyful surgeon who does great work. He listens to his patients and in my case, his professional opinion coincided with my desire to have surgery sooner than later so that I could start a new career. I enthusiastically recommend him and his practice to all who'll listen!
Louisville, KY |
I was so nervous about having surgery. I have fairly bad anxiety and everyone was so great. Dr. Tien is knowledgeable? and the entire staff was amazing. You should 100% trust Dr. Tien and staff, couldn't have gone better.
Knifley, Kentucky |
Dr. Tien operated on my right hand to repair a boxer break -- he did an excellent job. He was very definitive in what my results should be, and very good about answering all my questions.
in Shelbyville,Ky |
I love Dr.Tien and his staff they are wonderful and caring . I would recommend Dr.Tien to everyone I know he's the greatest hand surgery in the world. There isn't enough words to describe Dr.Tien.
in Louisville, KY |
He was the most compassionate doctor I have ever encountered. He consulted on my mother's injury, he was very thorough in explaining pro and cons of surgery as it related to her condition. He gave us all the time we needed to ask any questions, and answers any concerns we may have. After surgery, his follow up with her went above and beyond what we ever expected. His bedside manner was second to none.
in Clarksville, IN & Louisville, Ky |
Doctor Tien is very educated and is very good with explaining when asking questions. I love the fact that he does his best at getting you back to normal after undergoing surgeries. He keeps his promises!!! Very friendly and communicates well with his patients. He makes my visits fun and full of laughter! Thanks Dr. Tien for your service.
in Louisville, KY |
Great bedside manner and very knowledgeable and informative.
in Louisville, KY |
I was assigned Dr Tien after the retirement of Dr Scheker. Dr Scheker had performed surgery on left hand and wrist (Scheker implant and carpal tunnel). Dr. Tien was assigned my case from my 18 month check up. He did not take the time to review my chart before the appointment. I had to tell him that I had the surgery, he thought I was there for an injection in my wrist for arthritis. He stated that we needed to conduct an ENM test to determine if my pain was from carpal tunnel, if had review
in Elizabeth, IN |
Very Very happy with the care Dr Tien gave me. He was very straight forward and answered all question before surgery and was a phone call away after surgery.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Tien is a very friendly, knowledgeable, brilliant surgeon. I have had two surgeries with Dr. Tien as my primary care provider with one more in August. After the first surgery my arm was healing very well until an infection began to develop in the pin sites from my first surgery in Thailand.
in 905 Whelan Rd. Vine Grove, Ky 40175 |
Dr.Tien performed surgery on my left hand for Dupuytren's and I couldn't have asked for a better job and healing .
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Dr. Tien accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Passport Health Plan
  • Pekin Insurance
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Tien has admitting privileges

Baptist Health Louisville
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY 40207
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Clark Memorial Hospital
1220 Missouri Ave
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services
1850 State St
New Albany, IN 47150
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Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
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Norton Children's Hospital
231 E Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202
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Norton Hospital
200 E Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202
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Norton Womens's and Kosair Children's Hospital
4001 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY 40207
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University of Louisville Hospital
530 S Jackson St
Louisville, KY 40202
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