Benjamin Chia, MD
"I look forward to getting to know you as a unique individual and providing quality patient care while building a genuine and lasting physician-patient relationship throughout the entire healing process."
Sustaining an injury or dealing with pain can be frustrating and impact more than just daily life activities. I look forward to working with you on a personalized and unique treatment plan through active listening, understanding, and shared decision-making.
My interest in hand surgery solidified through several unique life experiences, from performing violin and piano on a national level, playing competitive tennis, working at a fish processing factory in Kenai, Alaska, to working in kitchens in New York City. Upon graduating college with a degree in Finance and Psychology, I chose a different path and completed culinary school while living and working in Paris, France. While I thrived in the fine dining environment which fostered creativity, attention to detail, precision, and working with my hands, I soon realized that I would be most fulfilled in life with a career in medicine, specifically surgery. My journey soon began in medicine and during my pre-medical post-baccalaureate at Washington University in St. Louis, I started hand surgery research and observed pediatric hand reconstructions. Realizing the importance of hand function turned my focus and commitment to becoming a hand surgeon. As a practicing hand surgeon, I feel fortunate to be a part of the healing process so that individuals can get back to what they enjoy.
Why The Everett Clinic?
I believe that doing what is best for each patient is always the first and most important priority. I feel privileged to practice hand surgery at The Everett Clinic where this philosophy is upheld by providing a caring team to treat you like family.
Patient Ratings & Reviews
- Yi A, Kennedy C, Chia B, Kennedy SA. Radiographic Soft Tissue Thickness Differentiating Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis From Other Finger Infections. J Hand Surg Am. 2019 May;44(5):394-399. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.01.013. Epub 2019 Feb 21.
- Benjamin Chia, Jeffrey B. Friedrich, Chapter 5.5 Cleft Hand in Global Reconstructive Surgery, Pages 341-347, Book, editor James Chang, 2019.
- Chia B, Kozin SH, Herman MJ, Safier S, Abzug JM. Complications of pediatric distal radius and forearm fractures. Instr Course Lect. 2015;64:499-507. Review.
- Paryavi E, Pensy RA, Higgins TF, Chia B, Eglseder WA. Salvage of upper extremities with humeral fracture and associated brachial artery injury. Injury. 2014 Dec;45(12):1870-5.
- Catalano LW 3rd, Crivello K, Lafer MP, Chia B, Barron OA, Glickel SZ. Potential dangers of tension band wiring of olecranon fractures: an anatomic study. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Oct;36(10):1659-62.
- Schimizzi A, MacLennan A, Meier KM, Chia B, Catalano LW 3rd, Glickel SZ. Defining a safe zone of dissection during the extensor digitorum communis splitting approach to the proximal radius and forearm: an anatomic study. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Sep;34(7):1252-5.
- Chia B, Catalano LW 3rd, Glickel SZ, Barron OA, Meier K. Percutaneous pinning of distal radius fractures: an anatomic study demonstrating the proximity of K-wires to structures at risk. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Jul-Aug;34(6):1014-20.
- Sohal JK, Chia B, Catalano LW 3rd. Dorsal displacement of the ulnar nerve after a displaced distal radius fracture: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Mar;34(3):432-5.
- Glickel SZ, Catalano LW, Raia FJ, Barron OA, Grabow R, Chia B. Long-term outcomes of closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for the treatment of distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Dec;33(10):1700-5.
- Goldfarb CA, Chia B, Manske PR. Central ray deficiency: subjective and objective outcome of cleft reconstruction. J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Nov;33(9):1579-88.
- Barron OA, Sohal J, McCulloch K, Chia B. Nonvascularized autogenous bone graft for extensive phalangeal bone loss: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Oct;33(8):1401-4.
- Goldfarb CA, Gelberman RH, McKeon K, Chia B, Boyer MI. Extra-articular steroid injection: early patient response and the incidence of flare reaction. J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Dec;32(10):1513-20.
- Goldfarb CA, Deardorff V, Chia B, Meander A, Manske PR. Objective features and aesthetic outcome of pollicized digits compared with normal thumbs. J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Sep;32(7):1031-6.