Dennis Chen

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Dennis D. Chen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dennis Chen, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in interventional endoscopy, which offers minimally invasive procedure for complex digestive diseases. Dr. Chen is an expert in diagnosing and treating everything from common conditions to more complicated gastrointestinal problems, including:

With his interventional endoscopic experience and skill, Dr. Chen performs endoscopic mucosal resection of large colon polyps, luminal stent placement (esophageal, duodenal and colonic) and more. He provides his patients with treatment options that offer a faster recovery and less pain that open surgery.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Chen is active in researching endoscopic innovations and devices to improve care for his patients. He also serves as part of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) technology committee.

In addition to his dedication to his clinical practice and research, Dr. Chen is heavily involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows, offering guidance and mentorship as they move through their medical careers. Through his lectures, panels and grand rounds, Dr. Chen provides current, in-depth information about gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy.


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology

Practicing Since

  • 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Medical Education

  • University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio


  • University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Ctrs.


  • University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Ctrs.


  • University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Ctrs.; Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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