Miami Cancer Institute

Zhijian Chen, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute as a neuro-oncologist

January 5, 2023

MIAMI, FL – January 5, 2023 – Board-certified neuro-oncologist Zhijian Chen, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health. He specializes in treating glioma and neurological complications from cancer treatment.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Chen to Miami Cancer Institute,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “His expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to brain tumors and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy makes him a wonderful asset for our patients.” 

Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Chen served as an associate professor for the Massey Cancer Center’s Department of Neurology/Neuro-Oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Chen’s research has been published in over 20 medical journals and book chapters, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Neuro-oncology Neuropharmacology, Experimental Neurology and Journal of Neurosurgery. He also holds a patent for an innovative coaxial catheter system. Through his achievements in research, he earned the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund in 2018. Dr. Chen is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Dr. Chen earned his medical degree from the Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China. He then completed his adult neurology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and his fellowship in neuro-oncology at the Cleveland Clinic.

He will see patients at Miami Cancer Institute, located at 8900 North Kendall Dr., and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

About Baptist Health Cancer Care

Baptist Health Cancer Care is the largest cancer program in South Florida, providing local, out-of-state and international patients with the most advanced cancer care. With locations from the Florida Keys to the Palm Beaches, the program provides cancer patients access to a full array of innovative clinical trials, physicians dedicated to bringing discovery to the bedside, access to personalized cancer treatments and comprehensive patient support services – all delivered with unparalleled compassion. Baptist Health Cancer Care includes its state-of-the-art premier institutes, Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute and Baptist Health Lynn Cancer Institute, with renowned subspecialized surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, and highly advanced technologies available to treat every common and rare cancer.

Baptist Health Cancer Care is part of Baptist Health, based in South Florida, providing care through a network of 12 hospitals as well as more than 150 outpatient facilities and physician practices, welcoming more than 1.5 million patients from around the world each year. Baptist Health Cancer Care is also Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, an alliance based on common standards of care and many shared clinical trials.

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