David Chen - PIH Health

Skip to Content

David Kuan Chen

David Kuan Chen, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 360 Reviews) View 90 Comments

Make an Appointment

Online scheduling is available - Sign up now


View my video

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.


12462 Putnam St #500
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5456
  • Fax: 562.789.5457

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Otolaryngology, ENT


  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese



University of Tennessee Medical Center (Memphis)


University of California School of Medicine (San Diego)


Otolaryngology (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

March 13, 2020
Very good service.
March 10, 2020
March 09, 2020
Pre-register online but expect to still wait a while. This may not be the case during every visit though. Still, the staff is very friendly.
March 09, 2020
Everyone starting from the front desk was very nice and professional. Dr CHEN was so nice and attentive. I will always refer dr CHEN to everyone that needs his services. My experience was great.
March 03, 2020
Friendly and Professional.
February 07, 2020
I like Dr Chen's eye contact with me rather than how some doctors are busy typing into computer.
February 06, 2020
Doctor is easy to talk to and listens to my concerns.
January 29, 2020
Finely understand whats going on w/ my illness and how to deal w/it.Also how other prescribe meds help improve my condition.
January 28, 2020
The doctor was very professional very reassuring and knowledgeable
January 24, 2020
Dr. Chen took the time to listen to me and to explain my condition and what steps we will start with to correct it. It was a wonderful experience to feel like I was really heard.
January 23, 2020
January 16, 2020
Parking seems to be an issue. And I did not see the name of the doctor labeled outside the suite so that was confusing when finding the place. Other then wait times, the doctor himself was very kind and knowledgeable.
January 08, 2020
Thank you Dr. Chen. I look forward to having you as my ENT physician.
January 08, 2020
Highly recommend!
January 02, 2020
very knowledgeable MD, took the time to answer all questions. I would recommend this Dr. to anyone in my family.
January 02, 2020
Friendly service,very helpful
January 02, 2020
Dr. Chen is a great doctor. He always explain s everything and listens to what I have to say. When I am having any pain or concerns they get me an appointment right away. Highly recommend Dr. Chen and his caring MAs.
December 26, 2019
Excellent doctor and staff. Very detail oriented and took sincere interest in me as a person
December 23, 2019
Very good would recommend to everyone
December 20, 2019
Very good Doctor and well run office.
December 19, 2019
He's extremely nice, listens to what you have to say and doesn't rush you out.
December 19, 2019
He explained everything to my stifactioin
December 11, 2019
Great Doctor, surgical team, and nurses. Everyone was very friendly.
November 22, 2019
Very personable and gave me information I needed
November 21, 2019
Dr Chen was attentive to detail, personable and well informed. I would not hesitate to return to see him.
November 18, 2019
Dr. was attentive and was not concerned about issue, as I was not also. My primary physician just wanted to make sure issue was not of concern.
November 18, 2019
could not have been nicer or more accommodating for both Dr. David Chen and his staff. Went over and above with information, kindness and helpfulness.
November 15, 2019
Very congenial and interested in my well-being.
November 15, 2019
The office was clean, the staff was friendly and the doctor took care of my issue.
November 15, 2019
Wonderful experience with Dr Chen. He shows concern about my health.
November 13, 2019
immediate attention and friendly demeanor..very nice doctor
November 13, 2019
I would highly recommend the Otolaryngology Office and Dr. Chen to my family and friends. The doctor, nurses and front office staff were all very kind and made sure all my concerns were taken care of. That is very important to me and I feel others should receive the same.
November 08, 2019
Dr. David Chen,When he walk into my room he had study my case had a plan for him and I to discuss. He was very professional and caring for my health.
November 06, 2019
I like that he took notes
October 31, 2019
I said try PIH in whittier. You will be so happy.
October 28, 2019
See this doctor for any ear problems
October 23, 2019
He was very thorough and explained everything. I walked out feeling I was in good hands
October 22, 2019
Provider very attentive to questions and concern with my problem.Yes you may share my feedback
October 21, 2019
Dr. Chen is empathetic to my medical issues, and he comes highly recommended. PHI is a clean facility and comfortable to walk into and be treated at.
October 18, 2019
I recommend PIH and this doctor.
October 15, 2019
Was very happy and please, excellent doctor.
October 11, 2019
We like Dr.Chen he is friendly and funny thank you
October 04, 2019
Great office and staff. Very attentive and clean.
October 03, 2019
Friendly staff.
October 02, 2019
We're new to PIH with our group Pioneer joining it and having been with Pioneer for 30 years, I had a little reservation about the merge but that is no more! Truly happy with my visit and would recommend highly!Yes you may share my feedback on line.
September 30, 2019
Dr. David Chen was an excellent doctor who VERY carefully listened to my problems and gave me good advices.
September 30, 2019
This was a wonderful experience! Dr. Chen took his time and resolved what needed to be resolved.
September 30, 2019
He is fantastic!
September 27, 2019
I was extremely satisfied with the care I received at Dr.Chen's office.
September 18, 2019
Dr Chen is a very patient doctor, he explained everything I concerned about. Definitely I will recommend him to my family and friends.
September 17, 2019
made a rapid diagnosis and provided a reasonable path to possible treatment
August 21, 2019
Friendly, informative and easy to talk with.
August 20, 2019
He is a great doctor to have on your team
August 14, 2019
Great Job!
August 06, 2019
Doctor was very knowledgeable, professional and polite.
August 01, 2019
He is very kind, patient and caring doctor. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.
July 30, 2019
Be careful and don not except quick answers.
July 29, 2019
Doctor is down to earth and listens.
July 26, 2019
Did not seem to know why I had the problem and how to prevent it from recurring after the third surgery.
July 25, 2019
This doctor has a very cute personality. This was my first time meeting him. Immediately, I felt comfortable. I am glad I was referred to his practice.
July 18, 2019
Great Dr.
July 15, 2019
staff is nice, polite and Doctor is very profession and thoughtfulness.
July 08, 2019
Already recommended Dr Chen to my friends.
June 10, 2019
Dr Chen is amazing, he listened and cared for our son as if he was his own. We are lucky to have a physician that sees pediatric patients instead of driving to orange or Los Angeles to see a specialist, we have an amazing one right here close to home. The office staff is great also always taking their time with the little one knowing that kids can be difficult to get what they need.
June 06, 2019
I barely had to wait to see him. He answered all my questions, and I felt comfortable and informed about my medical situation by the time I left.
May 30, 2019
He is very thorough, he listened to my concerns, and he was very nice.
May 30, 2019
After several years of taking medication, my doctor finally talked about other options, which is something I was going to talk to him about so it was nice to know we were on the same page.
May 24, 2019
Dr. was very relaxed and easy to talk with. He made me feel very comfortable.
May 23, 2019
For see Dr. Chen for the first he understood my concerns and gave me support and understanding of my condition. He is great a doctor but most all he showed compassion. Thank you Dr. Chen.
May 22, 2019
Dr. Chen and his staff were both friendly and efficient and that's a nice combination.
May 21, 2019
This provider is amazing. He doesn't rush you, he listens to you, an actually wants to help you improve your health.
May 21, 2019
Make your appointment
May 21, 2019
PIH is great and caring
May 20, 2019
Clean professional and orderly waiting room was not over crowded
May 17, 2019
Dr. Chen listens to patients concerns an spends enough time. Very professional and discussed possible options. So glad he's my doctor.
May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
I was well attended and would recommend to anyone who needs this kind of care.
May 10, 2019
HE is a good doctor and does his examine very through
May 10, 2019
Again,best staff of all the doctors I have visited in this facility.Great experience.
May 09, 2019
Excellent service caring and knowledgeable
April 30, 2019
I will tell them that when they get insurence that they should make sure that they have PIH. For I recommend PIH very highly.
April 26, 2019
Office staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. was very attentive to my issues, discussed my past health thoroughly and spoke to me in language I could understand. He was personable, friendly and encouraged me to talked about my health. He told me what he thought the course of action should be and asked how I felt about it. We scheduled another appointment and I knew what I had to continue to do to avoid another bleeding incident. He was a great Dr.
April 18, 2019
It was a very short encounter- not much to discuss.
April 18, 2019
Dr. Chen is top notch in ALL aspects of being a DOCTOR !
April 18, 2019
Highly recommend!
April 16, 2019
Everyone I came in contact with was courteous and professional. Dr. Chen examined my ears and had to do a little work to remove some ear wax. He explained what was going on through each step, which made me feel more at ease. He made a follow-up appointment and explained what will occur at that appointment also.
April 12, 2019
Everyone was kind and knowledgeable.
April 10, 2019
If you go there you will feel you really matter and cared for
April 09, 2019
Great experience. Highly recommend. Everyone was friendly, and knowledgeable! The appointment process and registration is easy and efficient. Dr. Chen was prompt, friendly, listened to me, and was knowledgable.
April 01, 2019
Very nice and professional. Easy to talk to and attentive.