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David Kuan Chen

David Kuan Chen, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 390 Reviews) View 90 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.


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

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
September 15, 2020
DR Chen explained every thing he was going to do and that was reassuring.
August 28, 2020
Doctor David Chen and staff are the Best!
August 18, 2020
The staff was great
August 14, 2020
Dr. Chen is amazing, he explains to my daughter who has a disability what procedures he will be doing. He is very respectful and that by itself shows the integrity of the kind of doctor he is.
August 11, 2020
If you need an ENT go se Dr. Chen :
August 07, 2020
Dr Chen was prompt and to the point. He was careful doing his examination of my nose. He answered my ?'s briefly. I felt relieved about my situation.
August 07, 2020
It was very easy to communicate with Dr. Chen. I felt like he listened and didn't second guess my answers
August 06, 2020
Dr Chen was very concerned and took great interest in my situation which made me feel "cared for"
August 06, 2020
Keep up the good work that you do.
August 03, 2020
Dr Chen is very thorough
August 03, 2020
very nice doctor
July 31, 2020
Excellent provider very knowledgeable
July 27, 2020
The doctor made sure to find out what was going on with me
July 16, 2020
Dr. Chen is a good doctor. He does everything that needs to be done for the problem when it needs done
July 10, 2020
the same good service
July 02, 2020
He is great!!!
June 30, 2020
Dr. Chen was a very good listener and took the time to discuss my health problems and looked at previous health information in order to come up with the best medical plan for me and then explained the plan of action and included me in the process which was very reassuring and appreciated.
June 26, 2020
Dr. David Chen listens, respects your thoughts and opinions and makes the experience (nasoendoscopy) easier. I am glad I made this appointment.
June 25, 2020
It is a happy hospital, even maintenance crew are friendly and smiling as they work...my son said its because the people are happy.Can't beat that atmoshere to heal.
June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020
Dr. Chen is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. He answers questions with useful solutions.
June 15, 2020
Dr. Chen is an outstanding dr. He takes his time with patients and listens to my concerns. He is caring and helpful
June 15, 2020
Dr Chen is amazing with my son. He had tubes placed a year ago and they are still in place. Thanks Dr Chen
June 11, 2020
Look for another source. After7 weeks no progress!
June 11, 2020
I was pleased with my visit with this physician. He was thorough in his questions and compassionate. He allowed me to share my circumstances and concerns. He explained the plan of treatment and spoke of plans for our follow up visit. I could see his concern for me and he was very pleasant to speak with. He made me feel welcomed and at ease to speak with him. I feel confident he will be able to figure things out. Thank you
June 10, 2020
Doctor Chen and staff where very helpfuland courteous, I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring his services!
June 04, 2020
Why need to charged patient for parking?
May 29, 2020
This Doctor is a good one also has alot of knowledge in his area of expertise
May 29, 2020
I would recommend Dr Chen for ENT
May 22, 2020
Very professional
May 21, 2020
Great with kids. He is funny and can explain in simple terms what is going on.
May 18, 2020
The computer system canceled my first appointment. I did not authorize canceling it. I had to wait another week to see him.
May 15, 2020
May 14, 2020
I would recommend Dr Chen without hesitation.
May 08, 2020
Dr. Chen and the office staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I would definitely recommend them to others and would return if needed in the future.
May 06, 2020
Dr Chen plus his employees were friendly and professional.
May 01, 2020
Very thorough on his feedback
May 01, 2020
Dr. Chen was very nice and seemed like a very good doctor.
May 01, 2020
Be prepared with any test results that may needed at the time of the appointment.
May 01, 2020
Get the address before you go the place is very big
April 27, 2020
Dr. David Chen is very courteous, kind and thorough.
April 24, 2020
Dr Chen was thorough, polite, patient and very knowledgeable. I felt at ease and he explained procedures and treatment plan in layman terms.
April 10, 2020
The staff was prompt, efficient and kind.
March 30, 2020
During these special times I felt assured that extra care was taken toto protect patients and stall with limited access and special screening to enter the facility. Thank You
March 27, 2020
Great doctor and great facility.
March 26, 2020
I was so happy with his polite, calm and concerned manner. I've already started recommending Dr. Chen!
March 23, 2020
Dr Chen is a knowledgeable, confident physician. He knows what he's doing and has the patience to explain everything in clear terms.
March 17, 2020
If they need their ears tested, he is very good and they should make an appointment.
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