Grace Chen M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Medical Director of Inpatient/Adult Pain Service

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (478 Ratings, 181 Comments)


  • Anesthesiology

Special focus on

  • Pain Management


  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley California 1996
  • M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan 2003
  • Residency:

    • Anesthesiology, OHSU, Portland, OR
  • Fellowship:

    • Pain management, Comprehensive Pain Center OHSU, Portland, OR
  • Certifications:

    • Anesthesiology and pain medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology


I am an anesthesiologist who is subspecialty trained in acute and chronic pain management.  The management of chronic pain requires collaboration between the patient, me and other subspecialized providers.  The goal acute pain management is to allow proper healing.  The goal of chronic pain management is to help patients live more active and fulfilling lives.


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (478 Ratings, 181 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Dr. Chen explained the procedure to me in terms I could understand. She also talked to me during the procedure to keep me relaxed!

  • Dec 09, 2019

    Dr. Grace Chen is an amazing well knowledged professional doctor, and I've been with her for several years, but I love the time she takes, thoroughness of her observation. The staff today, different people. The RN was really nice, very personable. The person that brought me back, I don't know if they're a medical assistant, which they were, didn't introduce themselves, didn't say who I was, didn't verify who I was, just really nonchalant, not really, I didn't feel like he was a part of what we were doing even though he was, he took me to the room. I followed him to the room as he was taking wheelchairs back, but he never addressed who I was and he never address who he was so I didn't necessarily like that. He wasn't rude or anything, he just wasn't very personable. But other than that as usual with a very nice experience with Dr. Chen, and those that was in the room, procedure room.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Wait time was very short, everyone I encountered was really nice and explained everything going on during the procedure to help me feel more comfortable. It was a great experience for something I was very nervous about.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Straight forward follow up appt.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Everyone is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. They were friendly too.

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Trustworthy and Kind!!

  • Nov 17, 2019

    She listened to me and talked with me about the injection procedure.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    The experience in the procedure room was a little to tense I thought and I understand that the students would be nervous and so on but they was a little to rush so I think of something a little less intense more relaxed atmosphere. And a little less rushing around would be good.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Dr Chen and her team are amazing and really make you feel at ease. Very professional yet very personable. Love them all!

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Hey, she was very nice, great table-side manner - I couldn't have asked for a better doctor, she did great. Thank you very much.

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Dr Chen is amazing! The only struggle was the anxiety during the time spent in the room waiting for the procedure.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Although my transportation service failed me, my provider was able to see me, even an hour late, and I'm very grateful, because I don't know how I would have went the weekend without this procedure. But thank you very much, Dr. Chen. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Yes, the experience was wonderful. All the staff was very helpful and courteous and very helpful in whatever [Name] needs were. I would go back in a heartbeat. We had nothing but great things to say about the staff and the procedure that was done.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Professional, friendly, prompt with strong lines of open communication with the entire team

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Oh, I thought Dr Chen was an amazing doctor. She was very great to be there with, I thought she was a great advocate for me... she was great to have as a doctor. I would recommend her to anybody, and if I ever have to have a... procedure like this again, I wish that she could do it again. In fact I wish that she could be my provider... general, doctor all the time. I have great admiration for this doctor and I really appreciated her during this time.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    Dr. Chen is very open to my input on treatment ideas and I feel very confident that she wants the best for her patients. On top of that, she's just a wonderful person and fun to talk with.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Got right in for my procedure and time will tell if there is any success with pain relief.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Dr Chen & Dr Lopez & all the staff for my procedure are very professional, courteous & attentive to my needs, thank you very much, Greg

  • Sep 23, 2019

    I thought the experience with the doctor was amazing. She's very professional and knows what she's doing and I appreciate it very much. Thank you.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Excellent. Was cked at 10am. Left at 11:30.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    I just want to let you know that Dr. Grace Chen is one of the most wonderful doctors I've ever had. She's so personally, and tries to know, give the injections where you need it, and for the different types of pain. I would highly recommend her, and I will be returning in the future, I'm sure. Thank you so much for asking.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    My visit was swift and thorough.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Hi,  [Name] and follow up just relationship with Dr. Chen. She's been a great advocate to talk to you when I have questions, spends the time with me, she answers questions. She's got a great patient ethic, and I really appreciate the time and experience and quality that she puts into my appointments. So I definitely would refer her to any family or friends who need that level of care. Thank you.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Dr. Grace Chan is a wonderful doctor. She always gets me in as soon as she can because she I have a painful condition and I consider her very a excellent doctor. I'm lucky to have her.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Wonderful treatment before, during and after procedure. Very professional by everybody involved with my procedure. Thank you to all of them. God bless you!

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  • Sep 04, 2019

    Everything was smooth and everything explained well. I'm never uncomfortable and always confident about my treatment. A

  • Aug 30, 2019

    She is always most excellent!

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Very compassionate, caring and thorough in her care, options and explanations. Dr. Chen is s life saver and one of the greatest doctors at OHSU. Her patients are her priority

  • Aug 27, 2019

    I've been extremely pleased with Dr. Chan and the OHSU Pain Center.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Yes, I just wanted to say Dr. Chen and her team are always incredibly professional and lovely to work with, I've been a patient of theirs for over 5 years, and Yeah, just a lovely group of people, lovely team and a fantastic doctor. Thank you.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Dr. Chen has been my doctor for several cervical procedures. Dr. Chen and her staff are very nice and they explained the whole procedure as soon as I got there.

  • Aug 05, 2019

    I have zero complaints about OHSU or Dr. Chen. Dr. Chen was amazing, the staff was friendly. It was just as pleasant an experience as it could be period, and I know they squeezed me in before I go in for a second surgery for my cancer. I am very grateful to everyone there. She is terrific.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Dr. Chen is always courteous, and professional, and her bed side manner is impeccable. She's very friendly, and she always makes sure that she gives me all of the information about my procedures, and when I have questions she goes out of her way to answer them thoroughly, and in detail. Dr. Chen is absolutely amazing. I love her. I think she is one of the greatest doctors that I've never had on my neurosurgery care team.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Dr. Chen was extremely informative about what the procedure was going to be and very professional.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Dr.Chen is just an excellent professional! I am a person who has excruciating nerve pain, along with severe spasms that seize up muscles from my neck,shoulders, down my back, and intercostally throughout my ribs. This condition causes me a great deal anxiety. Dr. Chen took into account all of my issues and concerns. She treated me accordingly,and was accommodating,patient,and kind. Due to the general nature of the nerve block procedures,they are uncomfortable and painful. Yet,thankfully Dr. Chen and her staff always do their best to get me through it as quickly and safely as possible. She talks pleasantly and calmly, and makes sure I am as comfortably as possibly. She has already performed one nerve ablation that turned out well! I have one more nerve block test to go before an ablation can be done on my next area. I hope (& believe) the next one will be just as successful. Thanks also to her staff. Once again great job!

  • Jul 20, 2019

    I have been a patient of Dr Chen for many years (8 + years). We have good informative talks and I feel lucky to have her as my pain management practitioner. [Name] D.V.M.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    Dr. Grace Chen has been for the last 8 years I guess taking care of my pain problem in my back. And I tell you what, she is definitely a great asset to not only OHSU but to people there. She does a very good job. I'd recommend her and OHSU to anybody in my family. Yes, I would, specifically her. She takes care of all my back problems. Thank you.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Excellent thank you!

  • Jul 11, 2019

    I have another professional refill, no pain or complications and very fast was out of the office within a half hour. I would recommend Dr. Chen to anybody. Thank you.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Yes, I'd like to say that I would highly recommend them. I've been to Dr. Grace Chen before and they're very good up there all her help and everything. I would write it a high ten.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Dr. Grace Chen is an amazing grace. Our only difference of opinion is on CBD. I wish she'd let me use them for pain, as I can no longer have my corticosteroids injections because MERSA I got when my hip was replaced. Otherwise, she's... she's an outstanding doctor and top 10 in my opinion. I'm proud to be an OSHU patient. Very grateful. Thank you. Bye.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Both Dr Matthews and Dr Chen were amazing, including the support staff.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I love Dr Chen! She always takes the time to answer my questions and and listens to my concerns. She is one of the best doctors I know.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Very satisfied and thankful.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Was told to arrive @9.30 for 10 procedure. I waited until 11.15 to get in. Then was not told how painful procedure would be.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Professional, courteous, caring.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Taking time to talk to me. Performing a number of physical exams to establish problems before doing treatment.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Always makes me feel at ease.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Dr. Chen is amazing. Explains everything and makes me comfortable with what’s happening