• Name: Alvin Chen
  • Location: Blackheath Hospital, Sevenoaks Medical Centre, London Bridge Hospital, Guthrie Clinic
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  • Training and qualifications: BSc MBBS LLB MSc FRCS Ed(Tr & Orth) MD(Res)

Mr Alvin Chen is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery at King’s College Hospital. He treats a wide range of conditions in the hip and knee, including sports injuries, arthritis and trauma. He manages patients with complex lower limb trauma injuries, as well as routine elective hip and knee surgery.

Alvin is originally from Singapore and was a Lieutenant in the army during his National Service. He graduated from King’s College Medical School, completing a BSc in Neuroscience at University College London, where he undertook research into nerve disorders and conditions. Alvin followed this with a degree in law (LLB) from Queen Mary and Westfield College in London and passed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). He is also a member of Lincoln’s Inn.

His broad post-graduate experience included basic surgical training in aspects of accident & emergency medicine, orthopaedic, general and neurosurgery through hospitals in NW Thames and finally, the Royal National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen’s Square. During his training, Alvin obtained both the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and completed an MSc from Imperial College in Surgical Technology.

Alvin completed his higher surgical training on the prestigious North West Thames Orthopaedic Training programme and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2011. During this time Alvin undertook a Doctorate in Medicine (Research) at Imperial College London, which was completed in 2015. He completed his fellowship training in hip and knee surgery at both the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore, and High Wycombe.

Alvin has an interest in orthopaedic research, with over 35 national and international podium and poster publications, as well as papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is published in areas such as medical litigation, cost analysis of knee replacements and also orthopaedic education.

He retains a strong interest in orthopaedic education, and is a course director for the well-regarded and nationally recognised King’s College FRCS Revision course; as well the simulation courses run at King’s. In addition, he is the Local Educational Faculty Lead for the Orthopaedic Department of King’s College Hospital.

Because of his legal background, Alvin also has an interest in medicolegal work, and does over 250 medicolegal reports per year.

NHS Base

King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill.

Special interests

  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Meniscal Surgery and Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthritis in the Young Adult
  • Partial and Total Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Revision Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Fractures and Trauma Surgery

Secretary telephone

0203 950 0903