Angela Y. Chen, MD

Angela Y. Chen, MD

Complex Family Planning| Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location
Westwood OBGYN
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Chen completed her medical degree at Boston University in the Combined BA/MD/MPH program, residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Complex Family Planning Fellowship at the Boston University Boston Medical Center where she also completed the NIH K30 training program in clinical research.  Additionally, she completed the Medical Education Fellowship at the David Geffen School of Medicine.  She directs the MERCK Center of Experience at UCLA for localization and removal of non-palpable implants. 

Dr. Chen is passionate about creating opportunities for patients, families, communities, medical trainees, and clinical staff. She enjoys forging new pathways to a more robust health system by prioritizing Family Planning and Public Health measures. Dr. Chen has been recognized for outstanding leadership, clinical care, and mentorship.  Her research portfolio includes nationally funded projects in maternal quality of care, reproductive health and the environment, contraception, and abortion care. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters, and partnered with community organizations to promote family planning access.  She leads a nationally recognized clinical service caring for patients throughout Los Angeles, California, and beyond.


  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Division Chief of Family Planning
  • Medical Director of the UCLA OBGYN Clinic at West Medical Building
  • Founder of the Ryan Training Program for residents and the Complex Family Planning training for fellows at UCLA OBGYN


Medical Board Certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006


Boston University Medical Center, 2003


Boston University Medical Center, 2001


Boston University Medical Center, 1998


Boston University School of Medicine, MD, 1997


West Los Angeles

Westwood OBGYN

Obstetrics and Gynecology| Women's Health| Cancer Genetics +2 more

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Contraceptive implant complications
Contraceptive implant
Intrauterine device (iud) placement
Dilation and curettage
Intrauterine device (iud) complications
Laparoscopic tubal ligation (ltl)



  • National Children’s Study
  • Maternal Quality of Care Indicators
  • Reproductive Health & the Environment
  • Interactive Tablet-based Contraception Counseling
  • Fellowship in Family Planning Training Program in Clinical Care and Research
  • Title X Family Planning Basic Contraceptive Services Grant
  • Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Abortion through 63 Days Gestation
  • Maternal Serum Trophoblastic DNA


  • Exxcellence in Family Planning Research Faculty Development Award, The Foundation for Excellence in Women’s Health Care
  • AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Development Award
  • Title X Family Planning Champion Award, California Family Health Council Second Trimester Provider of the Year
  • Seconds ListServ, NAF Annual Meeting UCLA Healthcare Physician of the Year
  • ACOG CREOG National Faculty Award
  • APGO Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UCLA OB-GYN Faculty Teaching Award
  • Roy M. Pitkin Award for most outstanding manuscript in Obstetrics & Gynecology: co-author
  • Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Scholarship
  • Wyeth Ayerst New Leaders Award
  • Organon Resident Research Award: Outstanding Research in Women’s Health Highest Class Rank, Residency In-Service Examination
  • Berlex Best Teaching Resident Award
  • Boston University Founders Merit Scholarship
  • Boston University Dean’s List
  • Women’s Club of Claremont Merit Scholarship
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Merit Scholarship