Dr. Antonia Chen specializes in hip and knee replacements, focused on patients with arthritis and avascular necrosis. She specializes in the care of complex patients who may require revision procedures or further treatment of their previous hip and knee replacements. Nationally and internationally, Dr. Chen is a recognized and sought-after leader in her field.
Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Chen’s a dedicated researcher and clinician scientist. Her research involves studying clinical outcomes after total hip and knee replacements, including studies looking at “pre-habilitation” (activity prior to surgery to improve postoperative outcomes), activity after joint replacement, opioid use following hip and knee replacements, in addition to infection and joint stiffness.
Dr. Chen also carries active collaborations with basic scientists investigating these complex scientific problems in laboratories across Harvard Medical School. For her research efforts, she has been awarded multiple grants and has been recognized with numerous national and international awards recognizing her practice changing work.
She recently served as the President of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) and is the Appropriate Use Criteria Leader for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Evidence-Based Quality and Value Committee. In the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) organization, she is Vice-Chair of the Women in Arthroplasty Committee and is a member of the International Committee. She has been recognized for her scientific analysis as an Associate Editor for the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR) Journal and Associate Editor for the Annals of Joint (AOJ) Journal.
Additionally, she sits on multiple editorial boards for orthopaedic journals, including the Journal of Bone & Joint Infection (JBJI); Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA); Bone & Joint 360; and Healthcare Transformation. Internationally, she is a board member of the European Knee Association (EKA) and leads the Research Committee.