Chris Chen, M.D., is chief executive officer of ChenMed, a premier physician-led, technology-enabled health care organization. A champion for equitable health outcomes, ChenMed is transforming the care of underserved, overlooked seniors.
Dr. Chen is a bold innovator leading a revolution in health care through a global full-risk model, custom-designed physician training programs, and a proprietary technology platform purpose built for value-based care. He has led ChenMed to remarkable outcomes — equalized health inequities, 30-50% fewer hospitalizations, and high net promoter scores. Since becoming ChenMed’s CEO in 2009, Dr. Chen has built the decades-old, highly successful ChenMed model into a scalable organization spanning dozens of cities across many states.
ChenMed’s unique approach, proprietary technological capabilities, and results have led it to be named on Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces” list and Fortune Magazine’s “Change the World” list, as well as earning recognition from the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.K. National Health System. ChenMed has also been featured in publications such as Modern Healthcare, Health Affairs, Forbes, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, the Guardian, and Medical Economics, which named ChenMed “Best Primary Care System in the U.S.” Under Dr. Chen’s leadership, ChenMed has also won multiple best places to work awards, including being certified a “Great Place to Work®” by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2021 and honored as the only primary care medical practice on the IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld “Best Place to Work in IT” list.
Brought up in South Florida, Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Miami’s Honors Program in Medicine. He went on to complete his medical training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard University teaching hospital, after which he completed a fellowship in cardiology at Cornell University’s medical college, Weill Cornell Medicine, in Manhattan, New York. A board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Chen sees patients at the company’s Miami Gardens, Florida medical center.