About Me

Dr. Chen is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography.

Dr. Chen completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his MD degree from UCSD and his PhD in Bioengineering from UCLA. As a medical device engineer at Medtronic, he played an important role in the development of the Endeavor and Resolute drug-eluting coronary stents. His Internship and Residency were completed at UCLA where he also completed his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. Dr. Chen went on to complete his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital, including a dedicated second year focusing on Structural Heart Disease. While at Columbia, Dr. Chen was closely involved in the major clinical trials involving TAVR. Dr. Chen has presented his research at major national and international conferences including AHA, ACC, and TCT, and has authored multiple manuscripts and book chapters on subjects ranging from Interventional Cardiology to Cardiac Stem Cells. Dr. Chen joined PCA from the Faculty of the world-renowned Columbia University Medical Center where he served as a Clinical Instructor.

Dr. Chen is the Medical Director for PCA’s Structural Heart Program, which includes TAVR, MitraClip and the latest structural heart disease interventions.

In addition to this list of impressive cardiovascular credentials, Dr. Chen is an accomplished violinist and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. In his spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Dr. Chen possesses a keen intellect, a passion for clinical cardiology and a driving enthusiasm for providing excellent cardiovascular care to his patients with a strong emphasis on interventional procedures.

Areas of Interest
  • Structural Heart
  • Cardiac Catheterization - Right and Left heart
  • PTCA; Single and multi-vessel
  • Stent placement - (coronary arteries)
  • PFO/ASD Closure Device insertion (structural heart disease)
  • TAVR
  • WATCHMAN® /Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • AFib
  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Heart Arteries
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Angiopalsty
  • Blockage Surgery
  • Heart Stent
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Valve

English, Mandarin

Provider Specialty

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology


Fellowship - Structural Heart Disease

Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital

Fellowship - Interventional Cardiology

Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital

Fellowship - Cardiovascular Disease

UCLA Medical Center


UCLA Medical Center


UCLA Medical Center

Medical Education

UC San Diego School of Medicine

Locations & Affiliations


Pacific Cardiovascular Associates

3070 Bristol St., Suite 190

Costa Mesa , CA

Office: (877) 430-7337

Insurances Accepted

Centivo ACO
Anthem Commercial HMO
Cigna Commercial HMO
Aetna Commercial HMO
Health Net Commercial HMO
BlueShield Commercial HMO
UHC Commercial HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO
Anthem Pathway HMO
Cigna Value/Select HMO
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO
Clever Care Medicare Advantage HMO
Anthem Commercial HMO (MCSHP)
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO (MCSHP)
BlueShield Commercial HMO (MCSHP)
Health Net Medicare Advantage HMO (MCSHP)