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 (432 Ratings, 160 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 (432 Ratings, 160 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

  • Oct 15, 2019

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

  • Oct 01, 2019

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

  • Sep 17, 2019

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

  • Sep 13, 2019

    My visit was swift and thorough.

  • 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!

  • Sep 05, 2019


  • 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 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

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Very personable, not rushed, really cares about her patients. Explains everything. Excellent doctor.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    As always Dr. Chen is very good. I really enjoy actually going to see her and she does a fantastic job with my pain needs.

  • Jun 10, 2019

    I do feel that whenever I come in they, as in the providers and the office of Dr. Chen act like I am really required and extremely necessary that I come down and see them which then I agree and make an appointment but once I get there and I told them what is bothering me physically, emotionally, or even mentally what my ailments are. I feel as if they refer me to another provider or try to give me options, which I've already used So the appointment is basically not even necessary and a waste of my time considering that I do not work and I cannot drive therefore. It's extremely inconvenient to go down there and get no answer.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Everyone was pleasant, helpful, professional and compassionate.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Excellent advice and care when I took the option.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    I felt so well looked after, and comfortable with these gifted clinicians! For anyone who suffers with chronic pain...get into this extraordinary unit of OHSU! THANKS TEAM!

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Dr. Chen was courteous and professional. She was highly knowledgeable and explained everything clearly. I would most definitely recommend her.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Dr. Chen is extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. She took the time to answer my questions and consider my input before proceeding with the procedure. I have a great deal of confidence in her.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Hands down the best experience I’ve had at any OHSU clinic as of yet. They are very attentive, informative, thoughtful and professional. I applaud the pain center for not allowing the typical western medicine attitude to take ahold in their practice. My experience there was the best it could have been. Thank you to Dr. Grace Chen and her entire staff. Dr. Fellows and the nurses too. You guys are doing a great job. No Monday attitudes in that office!

  • May 31, 2019

    Very professional kind caring listen to my concerns. We talked in great length about the procedure I was about to have the Dr made me feel comfortable. The staff is fantastic.Thank you

  • May 28, 2019

    As always, Dr. Chen was upbeat and informed me of what I needed to do. She was very helpful. I just plain like her. She knows how to deal with the patient in such a way that they don't feel down. She just plain is a good doctor.

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  • May 25, 2019

    Paid attention and listened to me. Answered all my question. I consider my doctors to have done a great job. I will see what the next few weeks bring. Pleased with my care.

  • May 25, 2019

    She takes her time to talkand explain all the options, and reasons for them. She is personable and professional.

  • May 23, 2019

    She is brilliant and deft. I am so lucky to have found her.

  • May 19, 2019

    Yes good experience. Everything went quick. Everybody acted professionally. I had good experience there.

  • May 16, 2019

    She is always upbeat, happy, professional, she's quick, efficient, she is concerned about you as a person not just a number on the chart and I find her I have a lot of faith in her. I find her delightful and I trust what she's doing and that's great.

  • May 15, 2019

    I have only great things to say about CHH, the staff and doctors, a very pleasant environment, and the views are absolutley beautiful!

  • May 10, 2019

    Everyone on the staff took the time to answer all my questions, was very helpful and friendly. Made the nervousness on the procedure feel very smooth and comfortable.

  • May 05, 2019

    Professionally informed me of the procedure. The Dr. was also kind and compassionate regarding my questions and anxieties.