We Are: Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA

Dr. Chen is the Director of Research for the Division of Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) who specializes in hip and knee replacements. She is also an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chen is an actively practicing orthopaedic surgeon, as well as a dedicated researcher and clinician scientist. Her research involves studying clinical outcomes after total hip and knee replacements, including studies looking at “pre-habilitation” (activity prior to surgery to improve postoperative outcomes), activity after joint replacement, opioid use following hip and knee replacements, in addition to infection and joint stiffness. Dr. Chen also carries active collaborations with basic scientists investigating these complex scientific problems in laboratories across Harvard Medical School. For her research efforts, she has been awarded multiple grants and has been recognized with numerous national and international awards recognizing her practice-changing work. Dr. Chen received her medical degree from Rutgers Medical School, where she graduated with a Distinction in Research and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Chen also received her MBA from Rutgers Business School during her medical training and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Subsequently, she completed her residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by her fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Chen was then recruited to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in early 2018 to lead research efforts in the arthroplasty division and treat patients with hip and knee arthritis.