Dr. Wen Yau Jennie Yen
Dr. Yen is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). She is also holds a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 1 and a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) certification. Her clinical interests include sports related hand and upper extremity injuries.
Dr. Yen received her DPT from New York University in 2004 and her BS in Spanish Language and Literature with a minor in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University in 2000. She began her career at an orthopedic private practice in New York City in the Spine and Upper Extremity Department. She completed her Hand Therapy Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in May 2010, which led to a permanent position. During her tenure at HSS, she worked at the Hand & Upper Extremity and Orthopedic Physical Therapy, as well as the HSS affiliated physical therapy center at Goldman Sachs.
Dr. Yen has been heavily involved in physical therapy education, teaching physical therapy doctoral students at Hunter College, New York University, and Columbia University. She was a faculty member of the Hand Therapy Fellowship and the Orthopedic PT Residency program at HSS. She has presented at national conferences for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) on Elbow Posterolateral Rotatory Instability and Ulnar-sided Wrist Pathology.
In addition to academia, Dr. Yen is also heavily involved in professional service. She served as a member of ASHT’s Education Division and wrote a quarterly feature for the ASHT Times for six years. She is currently a Nominating Chair Committee member of the APTA's Hand & Upper Extremity Academy.
In her spare time, Dr. Yen enjoys sharing her skills through service. She served as a volunteer medical staff in the Athletes’ Village at the Rio Olympics. She also participated in The Touching Hands Project and traveled to Honduras with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, to provide care to adults and children with limited access to healthcare.