Linda Chen, MD

About Me

I am a radiation oncologist who cares for people with head and neck cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and cancer involving the brain and spine. I provide compassionate, personalized, and excellent care for my patients and am proud to be a part of the teams at MSK Bergen, in New Jersey, and MSK’s Manhattan location. I use intensity-modulated radiation therapyimage-guided radiation therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. These techniques allow me to deliver safe and effective treatment to all of my patients.   

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and frightening. It is my goal to reassure each patient that we will support them and work with them to develop a personalized care plan. I work closely with a multidisciplinary team of experts in medical oncology, surgery, radiology, and pathology. Together, we ensure that we give the highest level of care for each patient. I am also proud to provide patients with access to the innovative and cutting-edge clinical trials that are offered through Memorial Sloan Kettering. 

During initial consultation and subsequent visits with patients, I prioritize understanding each person’s values and goals. I work to ensure that all of my patients understand why we recommend a certain treatment and what to expect during and after radiotherapy. I want each of my patients to feel empowered and confident in their treatment decision. I love being able to provide hope and guidance for my patients and my favorite part of being a radiation oncologist is the wonderful patient-doctor bond that develops. Whether in New York or New Jersey, it is an absolute privilege to offer outstanding cancer care to our local community.

  • Clinical Expertise: Head and Neck Cancer; Brain Cancer and Other Central Nervous System Tumors; Metastatic Brain Tumors and Secondary Brain Cancer; Gastrointestinal Cancers; Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT); Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT); Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Awards and Honors: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Roentgen Research Award (2018); Chief Resident, Resident Research and Education; American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Biology Abstract Award (2017); Johns Hopkins Physician Scientist Training Program Grant Recipient (2017); AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop Fellow (2017); AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop Fellow (2016); Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Radiation Oncology - Johns Hopkins University

Publications

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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Insurance

Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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