Dr. Howard Chen holds an academic appointment as a clinical instructor and lecturer, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and is attached to the Women’s College Hospital and Michael Garron/TEGH Family Medicine Residency Programs. He is on the U of T Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship Committee. He has consulted for the York University Dance and Athletics, Humber College Athletics and McMaster Athletics programs.
Dr. Chen completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at McMaster University, and the Diploma in Sports Medicine Exam from the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). He received his Family Medicine training at the University of British Columbia, and earned his MD at Dalhousie University.
He has a keen interest in medical acupuncture, and completed the Medical Acupuncture Program for Health Professionals and the Acupuncture for Sports Injuries Program at McMaster University. In addition, he holds acupuncture certificates from the University of Alberta and the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute.
Dr. Chen has covered many sporting teams and events including the National Figure Skating Championships, the World Road Cycling Championships, the 2009 World Junior Curling Championships and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. He was a Medical Lead at the Pan Am 2015 Games in Toronto. He is a physician for the Toronto Rock professional lacrosse team, and Rogers Cup Canadian Open tennis tournament.