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Meet Howard Chen, MD

Dr. Howard Chen is a board certified Family Physician who is additionally Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, and Medical Acupuncture. He received his BA in Biopsychosocial Health from Brown University, completed medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington.

Dr. Chen was the Founding Director of the Medical Acupuncture clinic as well as its successor, the Integrative Primary Care clinic, at Renown Health in Reno, Nevada. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, and has lectured internationally on health related topics. Dr. Chen believes that illness and disease have physical, emotional, and spiritual components, and that their treatment and full resolution requires attention to each of these causes.

Dr. Chen has recently completed an 8-month meditation sabbatical, in which he focused on developing medical and spiritual vision and intuition, which he has begun integrating into his work at The Chen Center. 

Education, Experience and Qualifications

2018 - Present

Medical Director & CEO - The Chen Center, Reno, NV

Clinical Faculty - Healing One, Reno, NV

​8 Month Meditation Sabbatical - Thunder Mountain Retreat Center, Ravendale, CA
International Clinical Faculty - The Academy of Acupuncture
Visiting Instructor - Balance System of Acupuncture Certificate Program, Langara, Vancouver, Canada
Founding Medical Director - Renown Integrative Medicine, Reno, NV

2010 - 2018

Founding Medical Director - Renown Medical Acupuncture, Reno, NV

Hyperbaric Medicine Physician (DMAC 2d certified) - Renown Hyperbaric Oxygen, Reno, NV
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine
Medical Qi Gong Education - Steven Aung, MD 

2007 - 2010

Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Published Article - Muscle Channel Technique for Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy
Staff Physician - Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Renown Health, Reno, NV
Board Certified - American Board of Medical Acupuncture

2004 - 2007

Staff Physician, HAWC Clinic (Now Community Health Alliance), Reno, NV
Graduation from HMI Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, Berkeley, CA
Medical Director & CEO - Dragonfly Medical Acupuncture in Reno, NV


Resident Physician, Chief Resident, University of Washington Family Medicine Residency, Seattle, WA​


Medical Education (MD) - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

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