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 749 Reviews) View 34 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.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Otolaryngology

Additional Languages

  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese


Medical School

University of California School of Medicine (San Diego)


University of Tennessee Medical Center (Memphis)


University of Tennessee Medical Center (Memphis)

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology


Patient Reviews

December 28, 2021
Hello. Yes, Dr. Chen is a very good doctor. He did exactly what I needed to have done that day, and I do appreciate him, giving me some answers to some questions. So, yes, I do. Appreciate Dr. Chen. He's a very good doctor. Thank you. Goodbye.
December 28, 2021
Dr. Chen and his team was amazing and they did a great job. Can't wait to see my results. They're very professional. I would recommend them to anybody.
December 14, 2021
Just thank the Dr. and the medical staff for the good care I received during my consultation. Thank you. and Happy Holidays
December 13, 2021
We arrived 15 minutes earlier than our appt. and about 6 or 7 people arrived after us and each and every one of them was called in to be seen before my guy. I had to ask front desk staff to check with back office staff why we were being overlooked 45 minutes after our arrival.
December 13, 2021
Office says she needs to check the insurance to see if I am covered for MRI before scheduling. Since I am PPO, I just made the appointment with Radiology department with no hassle. The only hassle is I have to cancel the check up visit since the radiology department visit is scheduled after the check up visit. Waited all day and she didn't call me back with the approval. Someone needs to let her know.
December 13, 2021
very satisfied
December 13, 2021
I was great that the office was able to accommodate my work schedule and get me in so quickly after the referral. And, the next appointment is already set. Thank you!
December 13, 2021
Got in to see Dr.Chen 40 min late for a nine o'clock appt. I'm sure something came up as he is usually right on time.
December 10, 2021
It was my first time to see Dr. Chen to address a new health situation. He listened carefully and considered different possibilities and then ordered a test to be taken in the future. I feel confident in his decision about how to proceed.
December 09, 2021
Always very polite and explains everything so that I understand. Staff is very nice
December 03, 2021
It was a nice experience
December 01, 2021
I'm a little on edge thinking about a second opinion
November 30, 2021
They were very kind and thoughtful, and I had plenty of time to tell him...what I wanted to. Thank you.
November 30, 2021
excellent service
November 23, 2021
Above and beyond all measures. Even though I live in the high desert I won't give up all my providers at PIH. Thank you for the great work.
November 22, 2021
I am very, very satisfied with the service from the doctor. It is excellent. I feel very comfortable going to the doctor. He always listens to me and is aware of what I say.
November 22, 2021
I am very happy with Dr. David chen and I would like to recommend the (unreadable) times more, the very friendly staff is very happy, I could recognize recommending this doctor and the clinic with many people, thank you very much.
November 19, 2021
Dr. Chen took the time to listen to my concerns, allowed me to describe my symptoms without rushing me. He explained things in a slow manner to make sure I understood.
November 19, 2021
Dr.Chen is very professional!
November 15, 2021
It was very positive and I convinced my husband to see Dr. Chen too.
November 08, 2021
I rate him as one of the best doctor specialists of PIH. The most important trait this doctor has is patience and "He listens". Therefore he is a people person. It is great for PIH to have.
November 05, 2021
The doctor, himself, was very thorough, very nice, and explained everything so that I understood it. I only have hearing out of one ear but I never had to ask him (INAUDIBLE) to repeat himself. I would definitely recommend him. I'm only sorry that he isn't in to private practice, because I'm in need of a primary care doctor. The staff ... the staff was exceptionally helpful, very nice, very courteous. I didn't have to wait long and I recommend the office staff, as well. So thank you very much for the opportunity to be seen by the staff and Dr. Chen.
November 04, 2021
Dr Chen is detailed and conscientious on dealing with the situation at hand ! I would recommend him as your ENT doctor!
November 02, 2021
Well, number one, I'd like to say that my Dr is fantastic. What you can improve, Is that this ... you calling me, and spending this much time wasting my time is absolutely ridiculous. This is the second time you called me, and you keep calling me while I'm in the middle of doing something, and I do not appreciate it. So, what you could do better, is the either have an actual person call me, and ask me these questions, because you're trying to say that you're not taking up my time, but you are, and I don't appreciate it.
November 02, 2021
Dr. Chen has empathy, he is attentive to my needs. I highly recommend him
October 25, 2021
For me Dr. Sainz is a wonderfully good doctor. I would recommend it, thank you.
October 15, 2021
Dr Chen is a very Professional gentleman. He is also curious, funny person. I'm sick when I go see Dr Chen, but I always leave happy and actually forget about my illness. It's always a pleasure to go to see him and the staff are so nice too. Place is clean, never a problem. I do have ONE BIG PROBLEM though... your parking ticket machine to exit SUCKS. Very irritating and I see people so annoyed just like me..
October 14, 2021
I don't think he need to improve nothing. He's very caring, explain everything. I think I can say that he's great. Thank you.
October 11, 2021
Dr. Chen was really easy to talk to. He was super approachable. Seemed very knowledgeable. Spent all the time he needed to with me and I'm super happy with my care.
October 11, 2021
Very professional, knowledgeable attentive, listened to your issues with a patience!
October 06, 2021
I was very pleased with my visit and examination
October 06, 2021
I was treated quite well as I had with the rest of the providers that I have seen with PIH. I'm happy with all three doctors that I'm seeing right now. And definitely, I would recommend any one of the three, two family members. Thank you.
October 05, 2021
Dr. Chen seemed very knowledgable and provided courteous care. I just wished he would have explained if we needed to follow up with my dad's care. However, he didn't seem too concerned with his condition so I think he doesn't need a recheck. However, he was concerned with his hearing loss and scheduled us with an appointment. Office staff very nice and helpful
October 05, 2021
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