Harvey Chou - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Harvey H. Chou

Harvey H. Chou, MD

4.7 / 5 (based on 221 Reviews) View 42 Comments

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Dr. Chou specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, with an emphasis in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Chou—who calls orthopedics “a specialty where patients tend to recover and are motivated to recover”—became an orthopedic surgeon “to help people improve their quality of life and recover from injuries,” adding “the most important thing for me was to develop relationships with people and help them get well.”  An avid reader and snow skier, Chou grew up in a large, extended family. He says patients might be surprised to learn that he “went to high school with three of my cousins.”


12462 Putnam St #402
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5461
  • Fax: 562.789.4468

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier

PIH Health Hospital - Downey





Orthopedic Surgery


  • Chinese



University of California Medical Center (Irvine)


West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation


University of California School of Medicine (Irvine)


Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

August 28, 2017
Dr. Chou was engaged and seemed very competent.
August 28, 2017
I'm prejudiced. The first time I met Dr. Chou was just before he performed emergency surgery on me. I've been seeing him ever since by choice. He is kind and caring and has always listened to my concerns and offered solutions that work.
August 17, 2017
Recommend Dr. Chou
August 10, 2017
Dr. Chou is dynamic,open and friendly which makes a tough conversation much easier to have. He was very thorough explaining several options which ranged from doing nothing to total joint replacement. Because of his positive attitude and clear explanations of each of the option's short term and long range results, I feel very confident with the decision I made. His support of that decision has removed any nervousness I might have felt anticipating the surgery. He said I could expect a call from Surgery Scheduling within a week, but I heard from them the next morning. The PIH Orthopedic Department on the fourth floor is a wonderful and efficient team. They are happy bunch - friendly, polite and accommodating and I would recommend them to family and friends.
August 01, 2017
Dr Chou is Avery good doctor
July 25, 2017
They are friendly, courteous, polite.
July 24, 2017
Dr. Chou handled my wife's medical concerns very kindly and professionally.
July 11, 2017
Dr. Chou was very accommodating to me to squeeze me into his schedule of appointments on July 11, his first day back that was already booked due to his being away on vacation. I am a current patient that had suffered a broken ankle last week while on vacation. Dr. Chou was able to see and examine me. He also scheduled an outpatient surgery for me next week to repair my ankle on his non-regular surgery days since he was already booked on his regular surgery days. Dr. Chou is the best! He is very compassionate, understanding and thorough!
June 15, 2017
showed genuine concern and professional knowledge of my condition
June 13, 2017
Good Doctor friendly kind
June 12, 2017
Thorough understanding and recommendation and ease of communication
June 08, 2017
Dr Chou is a great listener and helps one feel comfortable throughout visit.
June 07, 2017
He's a very good provider. Very kind and very patient to listen the problem I had.
June 06, 2017
took time to explain everything so I could understand. Gave me different ways I could handle my problem and let me decide.
June 05, 2017
Most definitely.
May 23, 2017
dr chou and staff cool peeps
May 18, 2017
Dr. Chou is an excellent physician, and an even better surgeon. Thanks Dr. Chou!
May 08, 2017
Is a very professional and easy to discuss your issues .
April 24, 2017
Great Dr...I would tell them he knows his stuff..great listener & is patient
April 19, 2017
He's a really good guy and speaks to you like a human being
April 18, 2017
Very satisfied, took the time to explain all my options.
March 20, 2017
Dr Chou took great care of me when I was in the hospital. very caring doctor.
March 16, 2017
He is very nice
March 13, 2017
That doctor Chou knows what he is doing and does good work. He answers your questions in your language where you can understand him.
March 02, 2017
A very pleasant Dr. with a good personality with patients. I had to be squeezed in but he didn't seem or give the impression of being put out. He made me feel better than when I had I arrived for my appointment. Thank you, Dr. Chou
February 02, 2017
Aside from his knowledge, Dr. Chou is very pleasant and caring with his patients.
February 01, 2017
I have already recommended a friend to go see Dr. Chou for her foot problem. I was very please with Dr. Chou!!!
January 30, 2017
I like him
January 11, 2017
I was referred to Dr Chou by my husband who has undergone three surgeries performed by Dr Chou in the past year. He's been very pleased with his services and now, so am I!
January 09, 2017
This office from the reception and appointment people to the doctors are the best, their service and care is much appreciated
January 05, 2017
thank you
January 04, 2017
He is easy to understand and listens to your concerns. I really like him.
December 08, 2016
I would definitely recommend this physician for his knowledge, patience, courtesy, and professionalism.
December 05, 2016
Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to
November 15, 2016
Very friendly and kind.. treated me as an equal with never an air of superiority! He was like me going to a friend for advice, not a Dr with a bunch of medical jargon that I couldn't understand!
November 10, 2016
Dr Chou is great, friendly, knowledgeable, and good a communicator
October 27, 2016
He's a wonderful surgeon. He's understanding and will always have the best interest of the patient.
October 13, 2016
Dr. Chou is very knowledgeable. He seems to really care about his patients. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
October 12, 2016
this doctor is very easy to talk to he listens. He explains all procedures where I can understand what he is saying and not in doctors language it is very nice to have a physician who cares a lot about his patients
October 10, 2016
He is good and would recommend him to everyone.
September 27, 2016
Good doctor. Very personable.
September 27, 2016
The provider was very pleasant and good listener. The front office were very quick at checking in patients, professional, and polite. The MA who brought me in did not introduce herself or even smile; pretty dry personality. Other than that, my first experience was good.