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Jonathan Chen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Chen is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating patients with ocular melanoma and genitourinary tumors. Dr. Chen practices at the SCCA Proton Therapy Center.

Patient Care Philosophy

“I know what it’s like for a loved one to be a patient: scared, in the dark, vulnerable, and anxious. That’s why I always strive to give each patient the same compassion, patience, time, and personal care that I would want a doctor to give to my family.”

Education and Training

College: Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2004

Doctorate: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 2014

Medical Education: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 2019

Selected Publications

Chen J, Levin LR, Buck J. Role of soluble adenylyl cyclase in the heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Feb 1;302(3): H538-543.

Chen J, Martinez J, Milner T, Levin L, Buck J. Neuronal Expression of Soluble Adenylyl Cyclase in the mammalian brain. Brain Research. 2013 Jun 26;1518: 1-8.

Chen J, Stessin A, Christos P, Wernicke AG, Nori D, Parashar B. Differences in Survival Outcome Between Stage I and Stage II Glottic Cancer: A SEER-Based Analysis. Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep;125(9): 2093-8.

Chen JJ, Galluzzi L. Fighting Resilient Cancers with Iron. Trends Cell Biol. 2018 Feb;28(2):77-78.

Chen J, Wu X, Christos PJ, Formenti S, Nagar H. Practice patterns and outcomes for patients with node-negative hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and intermediate 21-gene Recurrence Scores. Breast Cancer Res. 2018 Apr 16;20(1):26.

Chen J, Wu X, Christos P, Yan W, Ravi A. Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in T3N0 Breast Cancer Patients Older than Age 75 After Mastectomy: a SEER Analysis. Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Jun 15. pii: S1526-8209(17)30641-9. [original work]Rodriguez-Ruiz ME, Buque A, Hensler M, Chen J, Bloy N, Petroni G, Sato A, Yamazaki T, Fucikova J, Galluzzi L. Apoptotic caspases inhibit abscopal responses to radiation and identify a new prognostic biomarker for breast cancer patients. Oncoimmuniology. 2019. DOI: 10.1080/2162402X.2019.1655964.

Cancer Specialties

Genitourinary Cancers