Steven Chen, MD

Dr. Steven Chen, MD
Dr. Steven Chen, MD


  • General Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • General Surgery
8901 Activity Road
San Diego, CA 92126

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Languages Spoken

  • Taiwanese
  • English


Dr. Steven Chen is a surgical oncologist, focusing on diseases of the breast, thyroid and parathyroid, as well as melanoma. He offers the full gamut of surgery, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel node biopsies and oncoplastic surgery. Dr. Chen uses minimal incision methods for thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Prior to moving to San Diego, Dr. Chen was the chief of breast surgery and chair of the melanoma tumor board at UC Davis. He then joined City of Hope as the director of research and associate program director of the Surgical Oncology Training Program. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2006

Medical Education

  • University of Michigan School of Medicine, MD, 1998


  • University of Michigan Hospitals, General Surgery, 2005


  • John Wayne Cancer Institute, Surgical Oncology, 2007
  • University of Michigan Hospitals, Critical Care Medicine, 2003
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