Alta Pain Clinic Dr Brian Olenslager and Dr. Michael Chen
Dr. Michael Chen, DO

Michael Chen, DO

Dr. Michael Chen attended Brigham Young University and received a degree in Molecular Biology.  Upon completion of his undergraduate degree he conducted research in genetics, studying genetic links to coronary artery disease as well as breast and ovarian cancer, leading to the discovery and testing of the CHD-1, BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genes.

Dr. Michael Chen attended medical school at Western University of Health Science in Pomona, California and completed a transitional internship in Portland, Oregon.  He then went on to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.  During residency he conducted research in several areas relating to spine disorders, sports medicine, and pain management.  He also became proficient in nerve conduction studies and electromyography, which can diagnose neuropathies and help localize specific levels of radiculopathy.  It was during residency, where he developed a keen interest in pain management.  Dr. Chen then completed a one year interventional spine and pain fellowship training through the Utah Center for Pain Management and Research in Provo, Utah.

Dr. MichaelChen is excited to be a part of Alta Pain Physicians, where he can use his diverse training in sports medicine and pain management to diagnose and provide pain relief for his patients through EMG/NCS, interventional procedures and focused therapeutic programs.