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Dr. Peter Chen MD

Dr. Peter Chen MD

Thoracic Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(832) 325-7234


Dr. Peter Chen earned his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Rochester (New York), during which he completed a 2-year research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. After residency, he completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Texas Heart Institute-Baylor College of Medicine and a second fellowship in congenital cardiac surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

In practice since 2008, Dr. Chen is board certified in thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, complex neonatal heart disease, complex neonatal heart surgery, single ventricle palliation, pediatric heart failure, extracorporeal life support, and minimally invasive congenital heart surgery.

Dr. Chen also serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he is actively involved in mentoring students and residents and in the continued improvement of surgical education. His research interests include tissue-engineered heart valves, regenerative medicine, cerebral and myocardial protection, surgical outcomes after congenital heart surgery and the development of innovative surgical techniques.

Physician Details

Medical Education
Wake Forest University Graduate School, 2008
Internships & Residency
Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Roch, 2015
University of Rochester Medical Center, 2015
Baylor University- Thoracic surgery, 2018
University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Congenital Cardiac Surgery, 2019
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp