Dr. Lan Chen, MD

Dr. Lan Chen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
38 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lan Chen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Glenview, IL. She is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Skokie Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, Evanston Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital.

North Shore Orthopedic Institute

2180 Pfingsten Rd # 3100

Glenview, IL 60026
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Chen

Care Philosophy

I believe that every patient is unique and I tailor a treatment plan to the personal goals and lifestyle of each patient.  I know that foot and ankle pain can be debilitating, and it is my goal to restore each patient's mobility to the highest level.  I employ a careful approach to help patients navigate through all reasonable conservative treatment efforts prior to exploring surgery.
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Dr. Chen's Experience

Dr. Chen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mit-Harvard U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (New York Presbyterian)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (New York Presbyterian)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chen to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Chen'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 (7)
in Kildeer, Illinois |
Dr. Chen was exceptional and my surgery was an absolute success. Exceptional because from the initial visit she was very through in not only her examination and displayed a very caring manner , but also in explaining the diagnosis, the treatment options with the pluses and minuses of each as well as what to expect after. My wife and I came away with little or no anxiety, confident I was in good hands. I also made a point of thanking Dr R TANNEY for deferring me to such an excellent surgeon.
in Evanston, Il |
Dr Chen clearly explains the condition and treatment each step along the way. She listens and thoughtfully and thoroughly answers all questions. I have had complete confidence in her skills and am very pleased with the results of my foot surgery. Dr Chen is also a very nice person.I have had an excellent experience and would recommend her to family and friends
Evanston, IL |
I would most certainly recommend Dr. Chen to all of my family and friends. My surgery went well, I didn"t experience much pain at all.
in Zion, IL |
I had reconstructive foot surgery almost 2 years ago. After months of thinking it was a bad sprain, my foot Became deformed, I went to Dr. Chen. She has been exceptional in my treatment. It was a very challenging and extensive surgery. She explained the entire procedure to me and my daughter, She followed my progress every step of the way and promptly answered calls I made to her during the healing process. Because of Dr Chen, I can hike in the mountains at age 73.
in Chicago IL |
I met Dr. Chen through a second opinion about recommended foot surgery. I was impressed immediately with her credentials and experience, but especially with her excellent communication skills. She has a friendly manner and explained the disadvantages of NOT having the procedure, providing clear (non-technical) information about why it was so essential for my future functioning. She is approachable, a good listener and doesn't seem to be in a hurry to get to the next patient.
in Chicago, IL |
Two years ago Dr. Chen diagnosed a calcaneus fracture after E-room failed to spot it and carefully monitored its healing. More recently, she diagnosed a disabling toe deformity a podiatrist did not detect. She welcomed and responded thoroughly to all my questions about corrective surgery. Excellent results are no doubt due to Dr. Chen's expert diagnostic and surgical skills. She and her nurse Natalia are caring listeners and truly first-rate professionals -- recommended without reservation.
in Chicago, IL |
First appointment with Dr. Chen was three months ago and she diagnosed that I had Plantar Faciitis. She recommended a regime of foot exercises initially and stressed that if this did not work a Cortisone injection might be required. Exercises helped and reduced the pain by about 50%, I went back for the Cortisone injection today. Dr. Chen carefully explained about the injection and put me at ease. The injection was administered without pain or incident. My foot is already feeling 100% better.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chen accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chen has admitting privileges

Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview, IL 60026
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Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60076
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