Yan Chen, MD, PhD



3800 South Whitney Suite 200

Independence, MO 64055

Closing soon at 4:30PM
  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist
  • Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Performs Colonoscopies

DHS Consultants in Gastroenterology Independence Clinic

Gastroenterology in Independence, MO

DHS Consultants in Gastroenterology Independence Clinic

3800 South Whitney

Suite 200

Independence, MO 64055

Closing soon at 4:30PM

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About Yan Chen, M.D.

Dr. Chen was born and raised in Beijing, the capital of People’s Republic of China where he obtained his medical degree from Beijing Medical University. After practicing orthopedic surgery for three years in Beijing, he moved to the United States in 1991 to complete his doctorate degree in physiology at Louisiana State University. He continued with his basic science research for two more years at University of Virginia in Charlottesville for IBD research.

Then, he returned to clinical medicine and finished internal medicine residency program at Yale-affiliated Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut in 2001, followed by gastroenterology training at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He then joined the Consultants in Gastroenterology in Kansas City, Missouri in July 2004. Dr. Chen is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Chen has great interests in various gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

His personal goal is to use the most up-to-date medical knowledge and the best available technology to solve clinical problems and serve patients in a most effective and efficient way. Dr. Chen loves to spend time with his wife and son. He also enjoys reading medical literatures, playing tennis, and playing classical guitar in his spare time.

Education & Awards

  • MEDICAL SCHOOL Beijing University Health Science Center
  • RESIDENCY Norwalk Hospital - Yale University School of Medicine
  • FELLOWSHIP Wake Forest University MEMBERSHIP American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Dr Chen and his staff are so nice and helpful. They explained everything to me and made my procedure quick add un-intimidating. The follow up call the day after my procedure was such a nice and personal touch too!

B.R. Google

He is a very awesome man. He cares about his patients and wants to get to the root of the problem. I would recommend him to everyone I know.

D.C. Google

Dr. Chen and his staff were very friendly and very professional. I can’t say enough about them, and I wouldn’t hesitate going back to them.

B.L. Google

Profesional and courteous.

R.E. Google

The staff was great. Dr. Chen was thorough. Sara was great.

K.B. Google


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