Kevin Yeekai Chen, MD| Hematology Oncology | MedStar Health

Kevin Yeekai Chen, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (675 reviews)

Specialities: 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
  • Anemia
  • Anemia And Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Anemia Of Chronic Disease
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Antithrombin Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • 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
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Lymphopenia
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Mesothelioma
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy Of Undetermined Significance
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Neutropenia
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oral Complications Of 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
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • 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 Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Jun 30, 2022

    Dr Chen and his staff are wonderful

  • Jun 28, 2022

    Dr. Chen is a professional, courteous and caring healthcare provider whom I have complete confidence and trust in.

  • May 26, 2022

    Dr. Chen was very personable and listened to all my questions. I did not feel rushed at all.