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Darwin Chen, MD Email Darwin Chen

Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Position
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Orthopedics
    • Specialty
    • Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
    • Phone
    • Mount Sinai Doctors - Faculty Practice 212-241-1924
    • Mount Sinai Doctors - Greenlawn 631-628-5000

Darwin Chen, MD is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopedics. He specializes in joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee as well as hip preservation. Dr. Chen received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. At Mount Sinai, he was selected as the administrative chief resident during his final year of residency, an honor bestowed by his mentors and peers. In addition, he received the prestigious Dr. Robert Siffert Award three times during residency for his outstanding academic achievements and clinical excellence.

Dr. Chen completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction/joint replacement at Rush University Medical Center, widely regarded as one of the top adult reconstruction fellowships in the country. At Rush, he trained with the pioneers and leaders of the field, including Drs. Wayne Paprosky, Aaron Rosenberg, Joshua Jacobs, Richard Berger, Craig Della Valle, and Scott Sporer. During his fellowship, Dr. Chen gained extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery as well as complex and revision arthroplasty. Following Rush, Dr. Chen completed further subspecialty training in hip preservation surgery as a part of a unique traveling hip fellowship at top centers in the US and Europe. He trained at Saint John’s Health Center in Los Angeles with Dr. Joel Matta, Washington University in Saint Louis with Dr. John Clohisy, Schulthess Klinik in Zurich, Switzerland with Dr. Michael Leunig, and Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland.

Dr. Darwin Chen specializes in hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, as well as complex and revision arthroplasty. He performs innovative procedures such as direct anterior hip replacement, partial knee replacement, and robotic-assisted surgery. Academically, Dr. Chen is part of the core teaching faculty at Mount Sinai, and regularly lectures and teaches at the orthopedic residency program. He has written numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Chen has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer at numerous local, national, and international meetings. His clinical research interests include the influence of surgical approach (direct anterior vs. mini-posterior) on the outcomes of total hip arthroplasty and complex primary total hip arthroplasty for hip dysplasia. 

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American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction
Rush University Medical Center