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Amy Chen, MD

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404-778-1900 The Emory Clinic A 1365 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta GA 30322
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Titles Professor, Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Founder and Director of Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Tumor Conference
Founder and Director of Thyroid Multidisciplinary Tumor Conference
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Biography Amy Chen, MD, MPH, FACS, is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at The Emory University School of Medicine. She has a joint appointment at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health and serves as Director of Health Services Research in the Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research of the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Chen has been instrumental in developing a team approach to patient care. She developed and continues to lead the multidisciplinary head and neck tumor conference as well as the thyroid tumor conference. Dr. Chen began started practicing at Emory in 2001.
Clinical Specialties Dr. Chen specializes in otolaryngology (ENT) and has been Board Certified since 1999. Her expertise is in upper aerodigestive tract cancers, parotid, and thyroid tumors. Dr. Chen also specializes in robotic surgery. Her other areas of clinical interest of dysphagia, endoscopic sinus surgery, facial paralysis, head and neck cancer, laser surgery, lymphomas, malignancies, melanoma, parathyroid surgery, skin cancer, thyroid surgery, and tongue malignancies.
Research Focus Her primary focus of research is in measuring outcomes of oncology treatment as well as measuring determinants of successful outcomes of care. Outcomes of oncology care that she has measured include quality of life, functional status, costs, and treatment compliance. Determinants of care include socioeconomic status, gender, race, and health literacy. Her research agenda is to create a multi-disciplinary, multi-site center dedicated to health services research, outcomes, and quality of care. Her secondary focus of research is directed toward translations research of upper aerodigenstive tract malignancies.
Education Dr. Chen earned her Medical Degree from Johns Hopkins University. She then went on to complete her Internship and Residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She also holds an MPH degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health.
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Memberships Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program

Dr. Chen is a member of the following organizations:
American Academy of Otolaryngology
American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society;
American College of Surgeons - Fellow;
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Awards Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 2005;
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2004;
Fellow, American Head and Neck Society, 2004;
American Head and Neck Society Outstanding Research Award, 2000;
MD Anderson Cancer Center Fellow Award, 1999 & 2000;
Charles Dickson Award for Outstanding Resident Research, Texas Association of Otolaryngology, 1997;
Phi Beta Kappa, 1988;
Dean's Distinguished Graduate, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, 1988
Cancers Treated Head and Neck Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Melanoma, Oropharyngeal Cancer, Thyroid Cancer

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