David Chen MD | Otolaryngologist | Montebello, CA | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
David Kuan Chen

David Kuan Chen MD


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4.4 / 5 (based on 684 Reviews) View 103 Comments

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Dr. Chen had a fascination with medicine early on in his childhood, as both his father and grandfather were family doctors. “I have always known that I would go into medicine since I was in kindergarten. I saw firsthand how my father and grandfather’s work impacted the lives of those in our community on a daily basis” states Dr. Chen. “I enjoy the ability to improve my patients' lives by allowing them to hear, breathe and speak better. I am fortunate to specialize in a field where tangible results can make a difference in the patient’s daily life.” Outside of work, Dr. Chen has a fascination with food and says people are often surprised by how much he can eat. His favorite restaurants are Korean BBQs and Seafood Buffets. With such a great appreciation for food, comes a responsibility to remain active. He loves hiking, cross-country running, combat workouts, kayaking and biking to name a few. Dr. Chen loves the outdoors and appreciates all that mother-nature has to offer.

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Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians







  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese



University of Tennessee Medical Center (Memphis)


University of Tennessee Medical Center (Memphis)

Medical Education

University of California School of Medicine (San Diego)

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

September 08, 2021
They were all excellent
August 31, 2021
He is great!
August 31, 2021
Dr. Chen was so easy to talk to. He has excellent bedside manner and speaks in a way I can understand. He allowed ample time for questions. I highly recommend him.
August 30, 2021
With Dr. Chen he is very kind, he is very good with people, he is a doctor that anyone being happy that they treated, is very pleasant, helpful, and very special who explains things very well that you feel. I am very happy to have as a Doctor thank you.
August 25, 2021
Everything was very correct, they treated me very well, I was very happy and I will recommend them whenever I need, thank you very much, God be with you.
August 24, 2021
Dr. Chen's staff was very knowledgeable, and professional, and in fact, we thought that she was the Dr since we had never met Dr. Chen before, and then when Dr. Chen showed up, he was very respectful to my mom, and she doesn't necessary like Dr. In fact, she actually kind of has a phobia of them, and she immediately took to this man, and he showed incredible knowledge in dealing with ... with an elderly woman, particularly, and that was impressive. So, he gets a 10, and if I could give it, I'd do that. Alright. Bye for now. In fact, I plan on scheduling him for my own ... to check my own ears. Okay.
August 24, 2021
I love,because I didn't wait that much time, and he explained everything to me, and he had the time to check what was wrong with me, and I like the way he explain everything.
August 20, 2021
Everybody is Courteous!??
August 16, 2021
Both staff and doctor made special efforts to make my young son comfortable with the visit and exam. Thank you!
August 16, 2021
Dr. Chen has provided exceptional care to my son and is excellent with children.
August 12, 2021
Great!...waiting time was the only problem. Thank you!
August 12, 2021
I have already recommend this provider to a friend and they also like him very much
August 06, 2021
Dr. Chen and staff are friendly and professional. I know I will be seen in a timely manner. I would recommend this office to others.
August 02, 2021
Hi.So I was in your office and I waited about 50 minutes to be seen by the doctor, and there was no be feedback like, we're sorry for your wait. There was no communication as to me, why it was taking so long. It was just very frustrating because if I was late 10 minutes, you guys would have cancelled my appointment, but to have a person sit there for 50 minutes to be seen by the doctor was not acceptable. Thank you.
July 28, 2021
The girls in the office. We're very pleasant and the doctor was very continue, explained everything a very nice doctor. I liked him a lot.
July 27, 2021
I made my appt for 8:20. The 2nd one of the day, and we were seen at 8:50 for 5 minutes. I really dislike waiting for a long time and purposely schedule my apps for early in the day for that reason. I even arrived 10 minutes early.
July 26, 2021
Dr. Chen is a wonderful doctor. He listened to all I had to say, was very clear and patient when explaining.
July 21, 2021
Is doctor very gentle very caring. Doctor and staff is very excellent. Is they care for their patience.
July 20, 2021
very knowledgeable doctor Chen
July 20, 2021
Good service and fast
July 16, 2021
I always receive consistent excellent professional care from PIH. Thank You, much appreciated!
July 13, 2021
Thanks for everything
July 09, 2021
Yes, this doc, doctor seemed to be very nice, and understanding, and he checked my nose, told me that if I still had any problems to come back, and I thought that was very nice. Okay.
July 02, 2021
Very professional
June 30, 2021
Hey Dr. Chen was very conscious of what my questions and I'm very interested in my concerns for my ear and he took care of me very well and in fact he had suggested his instrument so that they got out the total complete cleaning of the ear and I really appreciate that very much because it's been sometime since I've had this done so it was very much improved helped my hearing greatly and I really appreciate his interest in his dedication and his his quality of service, appreciate it so much. Okay.
June 29, 2021
Highly recommend to my friends
June 28, 2021
Yes, Dr. Chen was very professional and I look forward to working with him or seeing him in the future if I if I need it. Thank you.
June 25, 2021
He was writing down notes, gave me honest feed back about my particular situation. He also didn't rush the consult.
June 25, 2021
I didn't like the double booking appt.done. Myself & another person had the same exact appt.time with the same DR>How does that work in respecting the patient time vs.PIH need tp make $$$
June 24, 2021
A great experience from start to finish. The doctor is friendly and treats you like family and this is a reflection with his staff. His staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable.
June 23, 2021
Dr Chen is knowledgeable and thorough. Hopefully the treatment he prescribed works. If not he has a backup plan.
June 23, 2021
I was happy to see Dr. Chen,
June 22, 2021
Dr. Chen was awesome. He sat down and carefully considered everything I said, asked probing questions to help figure out the problem. It was my first time there so we don't have an answer yet, but I was completely respected and he answered a lot of questions that I maybe should have went to another doctor before I got to him, but terrific job. Thank you so much.
June 18, 2021
Dr. Chen was very kind, professional and thoroughly listened to me explaining my situation
June 16, 2021
I arrived there at 2 10 for a 2 30 appointment. Was not seen until 3 15
June 14, 2021
Yes, I was almost giving high blood pressure medication, if I didn't see it for him, to check my blood pressure himself and saw that. I was normal and I did not have high blood pressure. He would have given me luck, high blood pressure medication. So, my concern is how many people are getting high blood pressure medicine, without them having high blood pressure. So that's scary specially since we trust. Our doctors. Thank you.
June 10, 2021
I could say that I am very ( I was) happy and satisfied thank you very much
June 01, 2021
Very good
May 27, 2021
Yes, Dr. David Chen was very good doctor. He's very thorough and I really appreciated his professional help. Yes, I really appreciated Dr. Chen, David Chen he is a very good doctor, very, ... very nice, polite, and very professional doctor. I really appreciate it. He's helped me out a lot. Thank you so much. Bye, bye.
May 10, 2021
Visit was good but I felt like we waited longer for him to come to the room than the time he spent for the actual visit.
May 07, 2021
This is a good doctor they recommend it because... he's the best. It's true he's the best doctor and I like it.
May 03, 2021
Dr. Chen is respectful, courteous and is knowledgable.
April 29, 2021
none at the moment, i am fully satisfied with the service and attention given to me
April 26, 2021
Dr. Chen was a nice guy, but he didn't give us any direction or he didn't know what the problem was, so we kind of left empty-handed. But he had treated us nice and all, but it's like, he didn't know or something.
April 19, 2021
All medical staff treated me with respect and courtesy.
April 16, 2021
The doctor was very thorough and very attentive and answered all my questions. Provided excellent service for my appointment. And I highly recommend him and and the staff was very friendly as well.
April 02, 2021
It was quick. I thought they were going to do something different
April 02, 2021
Dr. Chen is an excellent physician. He explain things thoroughly you make sure I understood what was going on. I keep clean my ears better than expected. I was really surprised. I'm really happy with him.
April 02, 2021
The professionalism and patience of the doctor.
April 01, 2021
Awesome job!
April 01, 2021
Calming to anyone who has qualms about DR visits!
March 30, 2021
Excellent Doctor.
March 30, 2021
I was appreciative of his concern and guidance regarding my health.
March 25, 2021
I think the services was very good, everybody was professional, and I appreciate your them being courteous, and well, like I said, very professional like Thank you.
March 24, 2021
Dr.Chen was very attentive when I presented my case to him.
March 22, 2021
Doctor and staff made you feel comfortable and cared about
March 17, 2021
From the start, making my appointment to actually getting to see the Dr. Chen was so smooth. Parking, entering the building easy. All front and back office staff very professional and nice. Dr Chen listens, answers ALL my questions and is very nice as a person. I'd recommend him to anyone who needs services pertaining to my particular needs for my ears.
March 10, 2021
Dr. Chen was great, as was his nurse. They got me right in took care of business.
March 09, 2021
This was the first time I Shaw Dr. Chen. - what a delightful experience! Not only was he knowledgeable, he took the time to really listen to me and explore the problem. I felt very comfortable and assured that Dr. Chen was going to be my doctor of choice.
March 09, 2021
Dr. Chen and staff outstanding
March 09, 2021
March 03, 2021
Love the way they treated me service was great can't wait for my next visit
March 01, 2021
I love my doctor!
February 26, 2021
Pleasant Professional Experience
February 25, 2021
Very pleased with Dr and staff services. Always professional, courteous and informative.
February 17, 2021
He is very kind, he listen very good and he's very good. I feel better when I go to visit him because he lots of attention. Thank you.
February 16, 2021
I appreciated that he said it was a pleasure to help me. He had cleared wax from my ears and I was elated that I immediately could hear better.
February 12, 2021
Very professional and empathetic,
February 12, 2021
Professional and friendly staff, Dr. Chen is very knowledgeable and caring, he explains things well and is very thorough.
February 12, 2021
Very Professional
February 09, 2021
I went in for a sore throat caused by acid reflux. Dr. Chen is kind and very caring and patiently answered all my questions. He suggested a treatment plan that made me feel like I still have hope to be cured. I highly recommend him.
February 08, 2021
Very happy with my experience with Dr. Chen. He resolved the issue with my ears.
February 08, 2021
I appreciated that the doctor explained everything and took time to make sure I understood.
February 01, 2021
very kind doctor
January 25, 2021
My appointment was at 9:20 but it was approximately 9:50 before I saw the Doctor. (I was taken in to an exam room before 9:50.) Since I am forced to pay $3.00 parking for any stay greater than 30 minutes, this delay is really annoying. I very seldom manage to see the Doctor, get back to my car, and get out of the lot within the 30 minute grace period. PIH needs to provide parking validation OR extend the grace period to at least 60 minutes. I do not blame the Doctor. I realize patients who are late, and patients whose care becomes more complicated than expected, all contribute to the delay. All the more reason to provide validation or a longer grace period for parking.
January 21, 2021
Dr Chen is amazing he is great with our son
January 21, 2021
For me it's very good, everything is very good care, everything is very good and you keep that and I think everything is perfect.
January 20, 2021
I like Dr. Chen very much. He's very friendly, he listens to me, but I have not been completely happy with the care he's been able to give me. When I leave there I feel like I don't know much more than I did before. Maybe I'm expecting too much, but I would hope that he would give me a little more help with my hearing.
January 18, 2021
Working with doctor on my health issue. However, minimal relief at this time.
January 12, 2021
January 08, 2021
I have no complains. I'm happy with the services. Everything seems to be okay. I love this doctor and I will continue to go to him as long as I'm with PIH. Thank you.
January 06, 2021
That office was absolutely great. It's just the front office check in with young lady that needs a little bit more training. She just asked if my husband had insurance but didn't make a copy. So later on I received a bill of my husband's visit. So I think that's a young lady in the front has to have a little bit more training on patient intake.
January 06, 2021
Great staff and excellent doctor. Free parking should be extended to 90 minutes
January 04, 2021
Was very nervous, Dr. was extremely knowledgeable, explained all things, eased my fears .Staff was also friendly, kind and professional.. Highly recommend!
December 18, 2020
He was pleasant, courteous, clear with his explanation about my health concern.
December 04, 2020
Very knowledgeable physician . Great bedside manner
December 04, 2020
The provider was professional, understanding and listened to what I had to say. I felt at ease when done and knew I received the right medical care!
December 03, 2020
Go to Dr. Chen.. he is professional and friendly. He is very knowledgeablex
November 25, 2020
Really liked Dr Chen... he resolved my problem very quickly
November 20, 2020
Dr. David Chen is very knowledgeable, patient and understanding. He took the time to listen to my health issues and took the appropriate steps to solve them.
November 11, 2020
Professional doctor and staff
November 06, 2020
You can share my experience with this doctor to others who may have the same condition of chronic sinusitis.
November 02, 2020
Dr Chen is an excellent doctor. He is very thorough, understanding and takes his time to listen to your concerns.I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
October 26, 2020
he is very professional
October 13, 2020
I was very happy with my visit with Dr. Chen. The Dr. explained what needed to be done. He also what may be the causes of my condition.
October 13, 2020
Dr Chen is really understanding what problems I have and answered my question quickly. Like it!!!
October 13, 2020
The Doctor is good.
October 13, 2020
Doctor is very patient and takes his time answering all questions.also staff was great
October 08, 2020
Dr Chen was respectable and very professional
October 02, 2020
Dr Chen is very friendly and cheerful while providing exceptional care with knowledge I really appreciate it
October 01, 2020
Great doctor with a wonderful bedside manner.
September 30, 2020
I have seen a few ENT Doctors in the past. Dr. Chen was the most thorough and provided very clear explanations and treatment options.
September 24, 2020
Dr. David Chen was friendly and showed a lot of concern about my situation. His staff was very courteous and professional
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