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Chris Chen, MD



Christopher Chen is the CEO of ChenMed. Championing Healthcare Transformation Through Physician-led Primary Care That Results in Better Health Outcomes.

ChenMed is a premier physician-led, technology-enabled healthcare organization. A champion for equitable health outcomes, ChenMed is transforming the care of underserved, overlooked seniors.

Dr. Chen is a bold innovator leading a revolution in healthcare through a global full-risk model; custom-designed physician training programs; and a proprietary technology platform, purpose-built for value-based care. He has led ChenMed to remarkable outcomes – equalized health inequities, 30-50% fewer hospitalizations, and high net promoter scores.

Since becoming ChenMed’s CEO 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.

ChenMed’s unique approach, proprietary technological capabilities, and results have led it to be named to Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces” list, 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 also won multiple best places to work awards, including being certified a “Great Place to Work®” by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2021 and honored as the only primary care medical practice on the IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld “Best Place to Work in IT” list.

Brought up 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. A board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Chen sees patients at the company’s Miami Gardens, Florida medical center.




ChenMed is revolutionizing and bringing light to some of the darkest, most marginalized and forgotten communities in America. Most people don't realize that in any given city in America today, you have a zip code in which the average life expectancy is 20 to 30 years less than the wealthiest neighborhoods in that exact same city.
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