Bertha Chen, MD

Urogynecologist, Pelvic reconstructive surgeon, Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB-GYN)

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology - Urogynecology) and, by courtesy, of Urology

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Mandarin , Spanish

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1991) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (1997)
  • Residency: Stanford University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (1995) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (1992) CA

Honors & Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecology (2006)
  • Faculty member, Educators-for-Care Program, Stanford University (2008)
  • One of America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Consumers' Research Council of America (2006-2007)
  • Outstanding Faculty Professor of Gynecology, Resident Staff of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University (2004-2005)
  • Top Doctor in Bay Area, San Francisco Magazine (2020)
  • Top Doctor in Silicon Valley, San Jose Magazine (2000-2002)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-Chief, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University (2011 - Present)


Practice Locations

Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, Garden Level

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 725-6079

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Gynecology Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, Garden Level, Suite W0050

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 725-6079

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(171 reviews)

Clear communicator. I trust her.
Very caring and provided complete and thorough explanations
My initial was good. I
So caring and wants to help!
I feel extremely fortunate that Dr. Chen did this surgery for me.
Dr Chen is an amazing doctor
Very caring and thorough
She is an outstanding physician. She treats patients with passion, respect.
Thank you!
Best care . Dr was very nice , thorough. Understanding and caring.
EXCEPTION DOCTORS— respectful, communicative, thorough, presented choice of treatments and treatment plan.
excellent attention to my concerns. warm and friendly manner.
Very friendly listening to me.
Dr. Chen so nice to explain/answer all my questions so professional & clearly.
Dr Chen and everyone working in her practice are caring and professional
Dr. Chen and her team are terrific! Efficient practices and sensitive to the patient’s needs. You can tell they enjoy their careers.
Dr Bertha Chen is an extraordinary doctor. Smart, up-to-date, and easy to talk with. I'll probably keep her a secret.
Dr. Bertha Chen is an incredible physician. My surgery went great and I would 100% recommend her to others.
Love Dr Chen, so happy with my surgery results!
Dr. Chen is a wonderful doctor. She's very thorough. I appreciate that.
Dr. Chen was very reassuring, and made me feel well cared for.
Only that she is a fantastic doctor! - personable, knowledgeable, thoughtful and kind. Would that all doctors were like her.
Dr. Chen is the best physician I have ever had. She is excellent in every aspect! Her knowledge, experience, caring ….. etc have impressed me deeply!
I love Dr. Bertha Chen. She has improved my life with her skill and understanding
She is awesome Dr she took her time answering my questions and exceplan my options thanks for her
Based on a single experience, it was very positive and feel that my health issues will be addressed to the best level possible.
Dr. Bertha Chen is the best!! She explains everything so articulately, answers all questions thoroughly, and is very reassuring. She's also an incredible surgeon.
Dr. Chen is an excellent physician, so knowledgeable and yet friendly, too.
Dr Chen is exceptional. In one video visit, I believe I have found an exceptional doctor.
I truly appreciated her thoroughness. I felt she listened completely and extracted the important information.
I know Dr Chen is busy, so I would only recommend problem cases, not routine care.
It was great that Dr. Bertha Chen provided me with other options to take care of my problem since the medication does not work well for me. I am hopeful that the acupuncture works and I do not have to rely on any drugs anymore. Thank you Dr. Chen!
I found Dr Chen very knowledgeable and courteous and easy to talk to
Excellent. Dr Chen delivered excellent medical care and advice.
Thank you Dr. Chen. Very helpful conversation.
She's kind and thorough and explains well when responding to my questions. I like her and am happy she's my doctor.
I have utmost confidence in Dr. Chen and look forward to receiving treatment.
i'm telling all my friends.
Very good
I am pleased with all my treatment and services. Bertha Chen is an great doctor who take her time to under stand your needs and is great bed side manner
Dr. Bertha Chen is wonderful!
Dr. Chen is patient in trying out different medications with me. She takes care of my well being, wanting me to be the medication that does not affect my memory while giving me bladder control ability. She is great! Thank you Dr. Chen.
I liked her very much! She is nice, gave clear explanations and gave me a plan to follow that I trust.
Dr. Chen feels more like my friend than my Doctor. She’s always very kind, listens carefully and goes over all my questions thoroughly.
I'm Dr. Chen's patient for many years and the only thing I can say she is a brilliant doctor and a very lovely person. I'm absolutely lucky to be her patient . I appreciate her work and her excellent contact with me (and I believe with the other patients). A lot of thanks to her and her team.
Dr. Chen is very helpful, communicative and personable. She explains everything thoroughly.
A very caring and compassionate Doctor
It's great to have a physician who is also a research scientist.
Dr. Chen is outstanding
She is clear en her messages.
Dr. Chen’s help and kindness are deeply, deeply appreciated.
The visit was great. The instructions given to me were very clear. I am very thankful that Dr. Chen has given me different options of medication to try in order to get me the one covered by insurance as well as to have one that does not have the side effect of memory loss. Thank you Dr. Chen!
Dr. Chen was wonderful: Caring, empathetic, informative.
Dr. Chen is simply wonderful.
Dr. Chen is an excellent physician and speaker. I heard her give a first-rate lecture and that is why I made an appointment with her. She is succinct and has good judgment.
Dr Chen was excellent.
Received excellent care from both care providers. The assistant was very patient caring & compassionate with my issue & frustration.
Dr. Chen - highly recommended!
Dr. Bertha Chen is excellent. I am so glad she as my care provider. I was very well informed of my care conditions. Felt at ease in her care.
Dr. Bertha Chen and Dr. Jade Shorter are the best!
Dr. Chen is an excellent physician and surgeon. Moreover she shows interest in her patients and demonstrates compassion...
did not feel rushed w md. she was very thorough and caring
Very impressed w/how long the doctor took w/me. She answered all of my questions.
Dr. Chen and Stanford Resident Doctor were amazing! Worked well together and took the time to listen to me and work on next steps.
Dr. Chen is an excellent physician . She shows interest and compassion.
I appreciate Dr. Chen. Good explanation. Had a surgery that so checked a leg problem for me. She is professional and caring.
You always have the feeling that the doctor cares and wants to look at all aspects of the problem/health issue that brought you at the clinic
Dr. Chen is wonderful She has excellent bedside manners. is calm and caring I trust her.
I was really impressed by how thoroughly the provider & fellow examined me and answered my questions & concerns. I felt listened to.
Provider extremely nice & caring.
VERY happy with Dr Chen and her staff
Super smart professional caring friendly.
Dr. Chen is an excellent doctor, one of the best I've ever seen at Stanford.
Always clear up my doubts & my concerns.
Dr Chen was very sweet & kind to me. She answered all of my questions & concerns & gave me my options to think about.
Dr. Chen is very caring and listens very well to my concerns. I have always felt like I am given all the time I need to address my questions and concerns.
very knowledgeable and down to earth person.
Dr Chen is above and beyond any doctor I have ever been to and I am 77yrs old. She is fantastic.
doctor is excellent but the wait times were always long. this time it isn't different
Dr. Bertha Chen is an excellent physician; I have complete confidence in her care.
I couldn't be happier!... Doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist and FINALLY, a specialist that knows what is going on... AND in a single visit, I TRUST her explicitly!
Excellent doctor.
Very patient, willing to spend time to explain my condition and answer question, very friendly and helpful.
Dr Bertha Chen has been my Gyn doctor for years. She always takes time to explain what is needed to know and I trust my life in her hands and her heart.
Dr Chen listens very well and asks very relevant questions. she has assessed my condition and given me hope that I haven't received in 10 years of other treatments.
I really cannot give enough praise to Dr. Bertha Chen and her resident, Andrea Henckle (?spelling). Both were caring and clearly communicated their evaluation of my issues. I can't remember any other time when I've been put at ease in such a kind, warm manner. Dr. Chen was so thorough. I felt my total being was taken into account in addressing my issue. Both my husband and I have remarked several times that we definitely made the right choice of physicians to see.
Dr. Chen is a gem!
Dr. Chen is very engaging and very thorough about explaining what she is going to do. She gives me a lot of time to ask and get my questions answered.
She (Dr. Chen) was perfect for my problems, my needs & I felt confident that I could not find a better person for my surgery.
Good experience.
Uro/Gyn at Stanford has an excellent, knowledgeable, efficient staff. Drs. Chen and Wallace were responsive to myhealth messages and Chen responded to my still lingering doubts throughout the procedure.
No real discussion of medication. Dr. Chen & her intern were superb - I couldn't ask for a better pair.
Very good.
My confidence in Dr. Bertha Chen is EXCELLENT!
Dr. Chen and her resident were excellent and spent time explaining my condition. I have the utmost confidence in their abilities.
She was simply amazing and took time with me and had patience to answer all my questions. I felt extremely comfortable with her during my visit.
Dr. Chen is a very capable, knowledgeable and caring physician . I have absolute confidence in her.
Nothing bad. Everything good
I really like Dr. Bertha Chen. She is so patient, kind and very knowledgeable. I trust her very much!
Dr. Bertha Chen is an excellent MD I have the utmost confidence in the quality of care from her & the staff.
I have been with Dr. Chen for 20 + yrs. She is creme de la creme! The very best!
Dr. Chen & her staff are amazing!
I have already recommended Stanford GYN to two friends.
Dr Bertha Chan, my urogyn physician, listens well and address all of my issues with patience, compassion and in great detail. I am truly impressed with her professionalism and expertise. the outcome of my surgery is successful and recovery beyond my expectation. I am grateful for her excellent care.
Dr. Bertha Chen is outstanding! She is caring, clear, thorough and efficient HIGHLY recommended.
Dr. Chen was marvelous at explaining the anatomy of my problem (drew pictures) and providing treatment options the option I selected has worked out very well!
Excellent provider.
first timer to the doctor and left the clinic totally satisfied for the care the doctor and the assistant took in looking in detail .
The doctor & staff make me feel cared for and comfortable.
Very very good Dr. Phadke and Doctor Koehter E. Yosiko.
Excellent care
Always a good experience with Dr. Chen.
Dr. Bertha Chen one of the best doctors I've ever had. Caring, compassionate, knowledgeable!
I really appreciate the humbleness of my physician. When the fellow accompanying her was better able to access my trigger points, she allowed him to give the injections.
Dr. Chen is probably the most compassionate physician I've ever had. She not only cared about me physically and had expert knowledge of my condition but she cared about me as a human being.
Dr. Chen was very articulate, caring, reassuring and efficient. I appreciated her great skill and attention.
Dr. Chen is amazing, great, knowledge, wonderful physician! I am so lucky to have her.
Dr. Chen helped me to better understand what was going on that was making my issues bothersome.
My doctor "Dr. Chen" was absolutely excellent!
Dr. Bertha Chen is wonderful.
I have been suffering with my concerns for 10 years. She is the first MD that has addressed my concerns globally. Everyone else seemed to have tunnel vision. Wish I had found her years ago!
Dr. Chen is amazing. She is courteous and an excellent physician. She explains the treatment plan very well. I have absolute confidence in her.
Bertha Chen is EXCEPTIONAL.
LOVE Dr. Chen!
I am speaking now of Dr. Bertha Chen, she is fabulous! I am so pleased with her! I do feel she does care, but as for all the other staff that is questionable.
Dr. Chen was "great."
DR. CHEN IS EXCELLENT! LOVE HER. She is very caring, good listener & explains well.
Dr. Chan is extremely kind and sympathetic to my health issue, and is actively seeking additional means to improve my quality of life through exploring new market products and products in research to meet my needs. I am very grateful.
Dr. Chen was exceptionally kind, sympathetic, instructive and very generous with her time.
Dr. Chen patiently listened to my concerns and health issues. She presented options and helped me to evaluate each option. She helped me to decide on the best treatment option.
Dr. Chen was generous in spending time with me (us), very thorough in discussing my problem & with all possible treatment. I (we) were favorably impressed/pleased.
Very satisfied.
Dr. Bertha Chen is an excellent caring doctor. Great explanations of options.
My office visit was very good. Dr. Chen and her staff were exceptionally GOOD.
Dr. Chen is excellent health provider.
Exceptional service, very impressed and appreciative.
Very good.
Very good experience.
She was wonderful!
Dr. Chen is very good in treating my condition. I am very happy that she is there to help me get through the difficulty of my illness so I do not have to be handicapped by my illness.
The doctor was very professional.
Dr Bertha Chen is an excellent physician. I hope she stays working here for a long time!
Excellent provider. She listened carefully to my concerns and issues about my health problems. She helped me understand possible causes for my problems -
I'm in my mid 40's and Dr. Chen is by far one of the best, most genuine doctors I have ever received care under.
Dr Chen Explaing to Me very Good all my problem and and explaing very good the solutions how I can Be Tretment . Im very happy .
Dr. Chen is among the most professional and warm than I have ever seen.
The care was wonderful. Dr.'s Lee & Bertha Chen took such good care of me and informed me about my choices.
Dr. Chen was knowledgeable and concerned.
She is a very good care provider.
One of the best doctors I have ever had!
Dr. Chen is competent, caring, professional and efficient. She followed up quickly - something other doctors do not do.
I have already recommended to others.
Really appreciate Dr. Chen's attention to patient questions and concerns and her explaining her thoughts/plans about them.
I have already recommended to others.
Dr. Bertha Chen is the best!
I am the lucky one to have Dr. Chen, she is brilliant, a gem.
Dr. Chen is one of the BEST doctors I've ever had. Professional, nice, friendly, listens, explains in a way that's clear & understandable. Never rushed. So nice.
Followed up by phone - both doctor & nurse.
Dr. Chen gave me the information I needed in a clear, warm, tone. I had been to 3 other docs in the last 3 years regarding my issue and she was the first dr. that made everything, including my choices, clear. Bertha Chen is a fabulous doctor!
1st visit - spent 1 hour 20 min with me - unbelievable.
I'm very happy with Dr. Chen, however, no one in pain wants to be asked if they are sensitive to it.
To meet Dr. Chen was a wonderful experience. I found her to be caring & trustworthy. Also very knowledgeable & understanding.
Dr. Chen is the BEST!

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