An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Expertise
  • Complex operations for the removal of brain, brachial plexus and spine tumors
  • Brain Tumors
  • Brain and Spine Tumors
Research Focus
  • Histone Mediated Epigenetic Regulation of Glioblastomas
  • Effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Enhancing Chemotherapeutics Agents
  • Correlation of Hormone Receptor Status with Bone Formation in Metastatic Spine Tumors
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
Arcadia Patients: 626-218-9840
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-8958
Other Languages Spoken
  • Mandarin

Clinical Teams

Bring your best everyday and keep making it better.

A prolific researcher, talented physician and board-certified neurosurgeon, Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., has been on the City of Hope team since 2007. Dr. Chen specializes in complex operations for the removal of brain and spine tumors. He also frequently treats benign and degenerative conditions of the spine for City of Hope patients.

As a contributor to the advancement of neurosurgery, Dr. Chen devises new surgical techniques, works with medical device companies to design new tools and teaches procedures to other surgeons.

Dr. Chen received his medical doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University. He furthered his training with an internship at Johns Hopkins University and a residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Chen also completed a research fellowship in surgical neurology at the National Institutes of Health.



City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

301 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 400

Arcadia, CA 91007

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