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Dr. Chris Chen

Christopher Chen, MD

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Chen leads ChenMed, a premier physician-led, technology-enabled healthcare organization that is transforming the care of underserved, overlooked seniors.

Since becoming ChenMed’s Chief Executive Officer in 2009, Dr. Chen has built the decades-old, highly successful ChenMed model into a scalable organization now spanning dozens of cities across many states and has led the organization to remarkable outcomes – including substantially lower hospital and emergency room use rates and substantially higher quality and patient satisfaction than benchmark averages; all while dramatically reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. 

ChenMed’s unique approach in taking full responsibility for the total cost of care through global capitation, proprietary technological capabilities, and results have led it to be named to Fortune Magazine’s “Change the World” list, as well as earning recognition by the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.K. National Health System. ChenMed has also been featured in publications such as Modern Healthcare, Health Affairs, Forbes, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, The Guardian, and Medical Economics – which named ChenMed, “Best Primary Care System in the U.S.”

Under Dr. Chen’s leadership, ChenMed has won multiple best places to work awards, including Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces” list, being certified a “Great Place to Work®” by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2021, and being honored as the only primary care medical practice on the IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld “Best Place to Work in IT” list.

Raised in South Florida, Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Miami’s Honors Program in Medicine. He went on to complete his medical training at Beth Israel Deaconess, a Harvard University teaching hospital, after which he completed a fellowship in cardiology at Cornell University Medical College in Manhattan, New York.

Outside of his role at ChenMed, Dr. Chen is a devout Christian with a deep love for medical mission work in Nicaragua for over 30 years. His other passions include his involvement in South Florida organizations that are transforming single mother support, foster care, and urban youth centers. His favorite Bible verses are Micah 6:8 and Proverbs 3:5-6. Dr. Chen is an avid deep-sea fisherman, spearfisherman, cyclist, and swimmer.