Chief of Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Dr. Morgan Chen is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of the spine. He utilizes the newest and most minimally invasive procedures to correct disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Chen is a recognized leader in the field of spine surgery and often serves as faculty on courses to teach the newest surgical techniques. He is consistently honored with the Patient’s Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award and is recognized as a Top 10 Doctor by Vitals.
Dr. Chen graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University. He received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He was trained in orthopedic surgery in New York City at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Chen then completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he learned the latest and most innovative procedures in spine surgery. He is an active member of the North American Spine Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has authored several textbook chapters and articles in the field of spine surgery.
Dr. Chen specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders including herniated disc of the cervical and lumbar spine., degenerative disc diseases, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, fractures and tumors. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery, microsurgery, and motion preserving procedures of the cervical and lumbar spine.
Dr. Chen and the Spine Team at Saint Charles Hospital have recently been featured in the MD News magazine.
"I am a healthy, energetic woman who walked daily, attended Pilates classes twice a week, and in general lead a healthy lifestyle. Much to my chagrin, and over a period of time, my feet started to get numb after 5-10 minutes of walking, and I needed to hold on to something or someone or I would have toppled over. I tried every non-invasive treatment, but nothing helped. I was very nervous about “fusion” spine surgery as it requires a large incision, a hospital stay, and a long and painful recovery. My stenosis and arthritis were severe, but Dr. Chen’s explanations and kind demeanor put me at ease. Dr. Chen was able to cure me by performing a laminectomy, and the incision was only 2 inches long! I went home that same afternoon! My recovery from surgery took one week, and after that I was out walking. I have never again experienced numbness. In addition, I have no scar; Dr. Chen’s surgical ability is extraordinary." -
- East Setauket