Chau-Shyong David Chen, MD
Idioma que hablo: English, Mandarin
Dónde ejerzo mi práctica médica
Acerca de mí
Welcome! My name is Dr. Chau-Shyong D. Chen (also known as David), and I am a board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center. I know that it can be a daunting experience when you or a family member are about to have surgery. I have put together some personal information so that you can get to know me a bit better.
I was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and moved to the United States in 1983. I was drawn to anesthesiology because when I was a medical student, I found myself fascinated by the pharmacology and science of anesthesia. I know that families can worry prior to surgery, especially for their children, and as an anesthesiologist, I can help to allay both the patient’s pain and the fear of his or her loved ones. Following my residency in anesthesiology, I chose to undertake a further year of subspecialty training in pediatric anesthesia. I enjoy gardening, playing tennis, and taking long walks with my wife. I have two children.
Acerca de mi práctica médica
At the Los Angeles Medical Center, we practice anesthesia with a team approach, meaning that we anesthesiologists work together with certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) to take care of the patients. A lot of major surgeries are performed at this facility on a daily basis. The entire staff works together in an effort to ensure the safety of our members.
Cómo vivo bien
Though spending long days in the operating room can be both physically and emotionally taxing, I stay healthy by always making sure to exercise regularly and eat healthily. I enjoy playing tennis with friends and with my children when they are home from school. While I have always had a profound appreciation for good food, now that I’m older, I make an extra effort to maintain a well-balanced diet and consume plenty of liquids. I find that it is very important to spend quality time with my family and relax at the end of the day in order to maintain my physical and mental well-being.