Career Summary: In 1999, Dr. Chen was named UCLA Outstanding Physician of the Year. At UCLA, she practiced surgery and served on the faculty. She graduated from Harvard University and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) and completed surgical training at Yale University (New Haven, CT), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Institutes of Health (NIH), and UCLA. While at Yale, she received the Betsy Winters House Staff Teaching award and the George Longstreth Humanness Award for "most exemplifying empathy, kindness, and care in an age of advancing technology." She is the author of the New York Times column, "Doctor and Patient," as well as the bestselling book Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality.
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Description of research performed: Surgical and clinical treatments for liver cancer
Results of research: Dr. Chen’s research projects have been continued by Drs. Rafael Amado and Richard Finn.