University Orthopedics Welcomes Dr. Andrew Chen to Sports Medicine Team

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (August 25, 2020) — University Orthopedics (UOI) today announced the addition of Dr. Andrew Chen to its renowned Sports Medicine team.

As the leader of comprehensive orthopedic care in the region, UOI is committed to providing enhanced outcomes for all patients experiencing acute and chronic pain and injury. The addition of Dr. Chen will help to ensure that all patients requiring non-surgical treatment continue to receive the highest quality orthopedic care available. 


“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Chen to the practice,” said Edward Akelman, M.D., President of University Orthopedics. “Just like all of the clinicians at University Orthopedics, Dr. Chen is committed to a higher level of patient care. This dedication to enhanced patient outcomes is at the heart of our practice and will make him an additional asset to our Sports Medicine team.”


Dr. Chen’s specialty is Primary Care Sports Medicine. He treats a wide range of sports-related injuries including finger, hand, and wrist injuries; elbow issues; shoulder issues and pathologies; hip pain and injuries; knee pain and injuries; and ankle and foot problems. Dr. Chen will also treat chronic tendinopathies and injuries that have failed conservative management.


“I take pride in not only helping my patients recover from an injury, but also returning them to optimum health so they excel in the sports and activities they love,” Dr. Chen said. “I am honored and humbled to be joining such an experienced and well-regarded team like the one at University Orthopedics.”


Dr. Chen recently completed a fellowship with Case Western Reserve University at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He holds an undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MD from Jefferson Medical College. Additionally, he is board-certified in family medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine. He has served as team physician for Kent State University, Lake Erie College, and Hawkin Upper School, which is a college prep school  in Ohio.


Dr. Chen is joining UOI September 1 and will eventually be located at UOI’s new Mansfield, Massachusetts location when it opens in January 2021.