Michelle M. Chen, M.D.

Michelle M. Chen, M.D.

Dr. Michelle M. Chen is one of the otolaryngologists who are currently affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. The physician specializes in the treatment of disorders of the ears, upper pharynx, oral cavity, larynx, nose, face, and neck. Dr. Michelle M. Chen compiles a history of the symptoms, checks the afflicted organs using equipment such as audiometers, prisms, nasoscopes, microscopes, X-ray scanners, and fluoroscopes, and assigns the diagnosis. She may also conduct tests to determine the extent of hearing loss, speech loss, or laryngeal damage. The physician specializes in head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Michelle M. Chen is trained in the medical and surgical management of every aspect of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. In addition to practicing medicine in California, she also has a medical license for the state of Michigan.

As a head and neck surgeon trained in microvascular reconstruction, the goal of Dr. Michelle M. Chen is to improve the quality of life of head and neck cancer patients by focusing on functional outcomes. She specializes in the surgical treatment of both benign and malignant head and neck tumors, including oral cavity and oropharynx tumors, larynx tumors, thyroid and parathyroid tumors, salivary gland tumors, cutaneous tumors, and sinonasal tumors. The physician has expertise in microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck and transoral robotic surgery (TORS). Dr. Michalle M. Chen graduated with a degree in Economics and Chemistry from Dartmouth College. She has a particular interest in health services research and completed a NIH-funded research fellowship at the University of Michigan. The physician has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including JAMA, Cancer, Head & Neck, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Procedures Dr. Michelle M. Chen Performs at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

  • Nose Surgery
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Skull base surgery
  • Balloon sinus surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Ear reconstruction

Insurance Accepted

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Yale University School of Medicine


Stanford University


Stanford University


University of Michigan

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Publications & Media