Fluent in Mandarin, Luke Chen, M.D., has helped cancer patients in Southern California for nearly 20 years. Focused on both saving life and improving quality of life, he treats his patients as family and is inspired by their courage and humility. With many effective and safe treatments available today, Dr. Chen seeks, in turn, to inspire people under his care to remain hopeful in their fight against cancer.
He pursued his medical training at University of California San Diego, then attended University of California Irvine, completing his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in hematology and oncology. Dr. Chen’s research has explored ways to improve treatment for pancreatic cancer and other malignancies. His studies of unconventional tuberculosis cases have been used to educate University of California San Diego medical students.
Outside the lab and clinic, Dr. Chen enjoys gardening and spending time with this wife and two sons.
1998, M.D., University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California
1993, Bachelor of Arts, Molecular Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, California
2001-2004, Hematology/Oncology, University of California Irvine, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Orange, California
1998-2001, Internal Medicine, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
2021-present, assistant clinical professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Huntington Beach and Irvine, California
2004-2021, Hematologist/Oncologist, Pacific Shores Medical Group, Huntington Beach and Irvine, California
Awards & Memberships
2001-present, American Association for Cancer Research
2003-present, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2002-present, American Society of Hematology
2000-present, American Society of Internal Medicine
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Dr. Chen is the best. I would highly recommend him to others. - Verified patient