Kevin Y. Chen, MD| Medical Oncology, Hematology Oncology | MedStar Health

Kevin Y. Chen, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (1210 reviews)

Specialties: Medical Oncology, Hematology Oncology

Languages: English

443-777-8093

About me

Kevin Chen, MD, is a medical oncologist at MedStar Health who specializes in the treatment of all types of cancers. The most common conditions he addresses are gastrointestinal cancers such as colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and pancreatic cancer. He also has expertise with lung cancer, prostate cancer, and kidney cancer.

Dr. Chen works to develop a customized plan of care for each cancer patient he sees, with collaboration from MedStar Health’s multidisciplinary team of physicians and providers. The plan of care developed for each patient accounts for the type and stage of cancer diagnosed, as well as the patient’s overall health and other diagnosed conditions that can be impacted during the course of cancer care. He advocates strongly for the use of immunotherapy, a major advancement in the delivery of cancer care that has proven to be more effective and less toxic than some alternative treatment regimes. In many cases, Dr. Chen recommends a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy to help his patients achieve the best possible clinical results.

Dr. Chen is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. After earning his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, he went on to complete residency training at Rush University Medical Center and fellowship training at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital. Patients are able to schedule appointments with Dr. Chen at the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

Dr. Chen’s Philosophy of Care

“I chose to become an oncologist because of the opportunities it provides for meaningful patient interaction. As a medical oncologist, I get to work with people who are experiencing immense struggles, but who often come through stronger than they ever imagined possible. I am inspired by my patients, their strength, courage, and determination, every day.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Seminoma
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adverse Effects To Anticoagulants
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia And Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Anemia Of Chronic Disease
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Antithrombin Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorder
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
  • Cancer
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Related Fatigue
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (CAPS)
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Cold Agglutinin Disease
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Cooley Anemia
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Essential Thrombocytosis
  • Factor Eight Disorder
  • Factor Nine Deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Familial Aplastic Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphopenia
  • Malignant Brain Neoplasm
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Melanoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy Of Undetermined Significance
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Neutropenia
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Penile Cancer
  • Petechiae
  • Platelet Disorder
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Poems Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Porphyria
  • Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)
  • Primary Myelofibrosis
  • Primary Systemic Amyloidosis
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Protein C Deficiency
  • Protein S Deficiency
  • Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Purpura
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Red Blood Cell Disorders
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Seminoma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spine Tumor
  • Splenic Sequestration
  • Splenomegaly
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Venous Occlusive Crisis
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • White Blood Cell Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Anticoagulation
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer Surgery
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
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Practice locations

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-7147

Fax 443-777-8405

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Fax 443-777-8405

12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 180
Bel Air, MD, 21015

410-515-6400

Fax 410-515-2658

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Fax 410-515-2658

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna HMO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Open POS II
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Open HMO
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Fellowship Program: Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital (2015)

Residency Program: Rush University Medical Center (2012)

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College (2008)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 29, 2023

    Dr Chen does a good job in explaining our options with further treatment. I like his demeanor

  • Dec 26, 2023

    Dr. Chen is very compassionate and committed to my wellbeing

  • Dec 14, 2023

    Dr Kevin Chen is excellent.