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Lan Chen, MD, PhD

Lan Chen, MD, PhD Physician

Attending Rheumatologist

Languages spoken:

  • Chinese

Dr. Chen is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Lan Chen

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2008-2009

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2013-2014

Recognized by MDx Medical's Patients' Choice Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Rheumatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Rheumatology, 2002

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acupuncture
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)
  • Gout
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Spondyloarthropathy - Ankylosing
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Synovial Fluid Analysis

Description of Clinical Expertise

Gout and Crystal Disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Undifferentiated arthritis
Acupuncture
Synovial Fluid Analysis
Fibromyalgia
Sjogren's Syndrome

Practice Locations and Appointments

Education and Training

Medical School: Shanghai Medical University
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, National American College of Physicians, National American College of Rheumatology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chen is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

1) Sleep Disturbance in Rheumatologic Conditions
2) Acupuncture for Rheumatologic Conditions
3) Synovial Fluid Analysis
4) Sjogren's Syndrome
5) Ankylosing Spondylitis
6) Crystal Disease

Selected Publications:

Schumacher, H.R. Chen, L.X.,: Injectable corticosteroids in treatment of arthritis of the knee. Am J Med 118 (11): 1208-14,2005.

Nalbant S, Chen, L.X., Sieck MS, Clayburne G, Schumacher HR.: Prophylactic effect of highly selective COX-2 inhibition in acute monosodium urate crystal induced inflammation in the rat subcutaneous air pouch. J Rheumatol. 32 (9): 1762-4,2005.

Chen, L.X., Schumacher, H.R.: West meets East in Rheumatology. Current Rheumatology Reports 7 (4): 251-3,2005.

Baker, J.F., Krishnan, E., Chen, L.X., Schumacher, H.R.: Serum uric acid and cardiovascular disease: Recent developments and where do they leave us? American J. of Medicine 118 (8): 816-26,2005.

Chen, L.X., Schumacher, H.R. Kuna, S. T.: Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep in Fibromyalgia Patients? Arthritis and Rheumatism 52 (9): S 1381,2005.

Chen, L.X.: What Shall We Conclude From This Randomized Clinical Trial of Acupuncture? Annals of Internal Medicine 143 (1): on line,2005.

Chen, L.X., Goldman, J., Pullman-Mooar, S.: Chapter 30: Local Therapy for Chronic Pain Fibromyalgia and Other Non-Neuropathic Pain Syndromes : 2005.

Chen, L.X., Schumacher, H.R.: Infections in Bone and Joints Merck Manual 18th Edition : 2006.

Chen, L.X., Misbah Baqir, H. Ralph Schumacher, Jr., Kuna: Increased incidence of sleep apnea in fibromyalgia patients Arthritis and Rheumatism 50 (9): S494,2004.

Chen, L.X., Clayburne, G., Schumacher, H.R.: Update on identification of pathogenic Crystals in Joint Fluid. Current Rheumatology Reports 6 : 217-220,2004.

Academic Contact Info

Rheumatology 3910 Building, 1st Fl.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
39th and Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 488-7718
Fax: (215) 599-2925

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