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Joe Chen, MD, MHCDS



Anesthesiology Board Certified - American Board of Anesthesiology 

Pain Medicine Board Certified - American Board of Anesthesiology

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Education and Training

  • Interventional Pain Management Fellowship: University of Florida Medical Center, Gainesville, FL

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Management Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

  • Master of Health Care Delivery Science: Tuck Business School - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH    

  • Bachelor of Arts - Zoology: University of Texas, Austin, TX

Dr. Chen joined SunCoast Pain Management, PA in 1998.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from the University of Texas.  After completing his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, he went on to complete his Anesthesiology and Pain Management Residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  Dr. Chen then completed an Interventional Pain Fellowship at the University of Florida Medical Center.  He completed his Master Program at the Tuck School of Business - Dartmouth College in 2021. 


He has served as the President of the Mississippi Pain Society from 2004 - 2005.  He currently teaches a prescribing course with PBI Education which is approved by the state medical boards for those medical providers sanctioned by the state boards.  He reviews workers compensation cases for Claims Evaluation.  Dr. Chen has published several peer reviewed scientific articles on various pain management topics, as well as lectured at national and state pain conferences.


Outside of work, Dr. Chen enjoys studying the martial arts.  He has received his Black Belt in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu.  He has medaled x7 at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships with x2 World Championships.  He has also won an International Chinese Martial Arts Championship and Mississippi State Karate Championship.  Dr. Chen has been active in giving back his time to the Boy Scouts of America through the years after receiving his Eagle Scout in 1986.  

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