About Me

Dr. Joe M. Chen was born in Taiwan and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee and completed his internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. He completed his GI Fellowship at UCLA.

Dr. Chen is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, and he belongs to both the American College of Physicians and Los Angeles County Medical Association. In 2013, Dr. Chen was named by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as one of the Top Doctors in Southern California.

Dr. Chen's primary interests in the practice are general GI consultations including colon cancer screening and liver disease. He has extensive experience in endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures and biliary procedures such as ERCP.

Dr. Chen has been a resident of Southern California for 25 years and is an active member of the community. He coaches soccer and serves on various school committees. Dr. Chen resides in Seal Beach with his wife, Beth and their 4 boys. He is a tri-athlete and runs marathons. Dr Chen enjoys college football, running, gardening, & watching his children excel in piano, water polo, soccer, swimming, basketball, football and tennis.


English, Chinese, Spanish

Provider Specialty

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine


  • Digestive Care
  • Gastroenterology


Medical Education

University of Tennessee


Harbor - UC Los Angeles Medical Center


UC Los Angeles Medical Center


Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates

10931 Cherry St., Suite 300

Los Alamitos, CA

Office: (562) 493-1011