Since 1983 Dr. Arthur Chen has practiced as a family physician at Asian Health Services in Oakland, California where he also served as Medical Director. From 2001-2009 he served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Alameda Alliance for Health, a Medicaid Managed Care non-profit health plan. From 1996-2001 he was the Public Health Officer for Alameda County. Prior to that he served as the Associate Medical Director of the Institute of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was also the Executive Director of the New York Chinatown Health Clinic.
Board of Directors appointments: 2001 - present (Chairperson, 2006-2008) The California Endowment, a health foundation. From 1988-2006 (Chairperson, 1998-2006) the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national policy and advocacy organization.From 1997-2001 (Executive Committee, 2000-2001) the California Conference of Local Health Officers.From 2001-2003 the Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists for the CA Dept of Consumer Affairs.Between 1997-2001 he served on the National Association of County and City Health Officials MAPP (Mobilization for Action through Planning and Partnerships) planning committee. From 2004 to present, he served as an Executive Council member of the Alameda Contra Costa County Medical Association.
Dr. Chen was the recipient of the 2008 California Medical Association Foundation's Robert D. Sparks, MD Leadership Award. He was selected as a fellow to the 1996-7 Public Health Leadership Institute sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and the University of California. During l989-l992 he was a member of the Kellogg National Fellowship Program. He has also served on advisory and planning committees to the Bureau of Primary Health Care of the U.S. Public Health Service, the Office of Minority Health, the National Institutes of Health and the American Lung Association.