Steven Chen, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
8901 Activity Rd
San Diego, CA 92126
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499 N El Camino Real c200
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Hospital Affiliations


  • 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.

Dr. Chen welcomes new patients and looks forward to caring for you.

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, 2007University of Michigan Hospitals, Critical Care Medicine, 2003

Graduate Education

University of Michigan School of Public Health, MBA, 2003

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