~ Lead Grand Rounds Instructor (Certificate Program) & Certified Balance System Acupuncture Teacher ~
Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA, ABOIM, is a semi-retired Physician, Board Certified in Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Chen was the founder and director of The Chen Center for Integrative Medicine in Reno, NV, where he treated patients in a membership model using a blended approach of Western and Eastern principles.
Dr. Chen was also the founding Medical Director of Renown Health’s Medical Acupuncture Clinic and their subsequent Integrative Primary Care Clinic.
A devout apprentice and assistant of Dr. Richard Tan from 2010 to 2013, he was the last and only Physician Apprentice 关门弟子 (闗門弟子) of Richard Tan, OMD. Dr. Chen is a Certified BaZi Consultant and one of the “First 16” of Da Shi 大师 (大師) Richard Tan’s BaZi program. Dr. Chen’s primary Chinese Medicine techniques include Balance Method Acupuncture and BaZi Birth Chart Analysis. Dr. Howard Chen is the originator of Chen’s Distance Acupuncture Technique (C-DAT). He additionally incorporates YiJing analysis, Muscle Channel Technique, Worsley Five Element, and Chinese Scalp Acupuncture in his diagnosis and treatments.
Dr. Chen is a Board-Certified Family Physician, Board Certified and Fellow of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, the American Board of Integrative Medicine, and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, and has lectured internationally on Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine.