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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery


Masters of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Medical Degree
University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University


Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chair, Medical Student Affairs Committee
  • Periarticular Fractures
  • Pelvis and Acetabular Fractures
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Malunions and Nonunions
  • Complex Trauma / Multiple Injured Patients

UNC Orthopaedics (Ambulatory Care Center)
102 Mason Farm Road
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • Fracture treatment and management
  • Patient reported outcomes

(see entire list available at PubMed)

Sullivan MH, Stillwagon MR, Nash AB, Jiang H, Lin FC, Chen AT, Louer CR. 2021. Complications with surgical treatment of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures: does surgeon training matter? J Pediatr Orthop. 2022 Jan 1;42(1):e8-e14. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001969.  

 Rice OM, Phelps KD, Seymour R, Askam BM, Kempton LB, Chen A, Dart S, Hsu JR. Single-stage treatment of fracture-related infections. J Orthop Trauma. 2021 Aug 1;35(Suppl 2):S42-S43. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000002180. PMID: 34227607. 

 Matuszewski PE, Abbenhaus E, Chen AT Karunakar M. The effect of rotation on intraoperative fluoroscopic evaluation of hindfoot alignment and how to help prevent error. 2020. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013) Dec;78(4):250-254 

 Mitchell SL, Hayda R, Chen AT, Carlini AR, Ficke JR, MacKenzie EJ; METALS Study Group. 2019. The military extremity trauma amputation/limb salvage (metals) study: outcomes of amputation compared with limb salvage following major upper-extremity trauma. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Aug 21;101(16):1470-1478.  

 Chen AT, Morris WZ, Zirkle LG, Liu RW. 2018. Evaluation of intramedullary fixation for pediatric femoral shaft fractures in developing countries. J Orthop Trauma.   

 Chen AT, Conry KT, Gilmore A, Son-Hing JP, Liu RW. 2018. Outcomes following operative treatment of adolescent mallet fractures. HSS J. 14(1):83-87.  

 Chen AT, Vallier HA. 2016. Noncontiguous and open fractures of the lower extremity: epidemiology, complications, and unplanned procedures. Injury. 47(3):742-7. 

 Chen AT, Cohen DB, Skolasky RL. 2013. Impact of nonoperative treatment, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty on survival and morbidity after vertebral compression fracture in the medicare population. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 95(19):1729-36. 

 Chen AT, Pedtke A, Kobs JK, Edwards GS Jr, Coughlin RR, Gosselin RA. 2012. Volunteer orthopedic surgical trips in Nicaragua: a cost-effectiveness evaluation. World J Surg. 36(12):2802-8.  

 Montgomery ND, Yee D, Chen A, Kalantry S, Chamberlain SJ, Otte AP, Magnuson T. 2005. The murine polycomb group protein eed is required for global histone H3 lysine-27 methylation. Curr Biol. 15(10):942-7.  


Eugene S. Mayer Honor Society, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2012

Sommer Scholar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010-2011

International Fellowship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2008

Carolina Center for Public Service Entrepreneurial Public Service Fellowship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2008

GlaxoSmithKline Student Seed Grant, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2008

C.V. Starr International Scholarship, UNC, 2007

Buckley Public Service Scholar, University of North Carolina, 2007

Frances L. Philips Travel Scholarship, UNC, 2006

Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina, 2006

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