James Chen

James Chen, MD


Make an Appointment

Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8 out of 5






I’m a medical oncologist treating patients with sarcomas as well as poorly classified and difficult treat tumors. My primary role is to treat the complete patient, not just the cancer. I am committed to understanding our patients’ entire health backgrounds, the biology of their tumors, and separate health factors so we can customize a sophisticated, targeted treatment regimen that is specific for each patient. I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017.

I serve as an assistant professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology. As a researcher with a background in developing sophisticated software to analyze cancer data, I’m honored to work at a world-class, comprehensive cancer center where treatment is a collaborative effort of accomplished, accessible, compassionate professionals who extend beyond measures to provide first-class patient care.

Research is critical to treating these types of cancers that are often poorly understood. As a Sarcoma Alliance for Research Collaboration (SARC) Career Development Awardee, I receive funds that allow my laboratory to develop new and sophisticated methods of predicting chemotherapy success in sarcoma.

I serve on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Health Information Technology Committee, and I am the ASCO representative for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). Additionally, I am the Ohio State University representative for the Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC).

Education and Background


New Jersey Medical School

Newark, NJ


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC


Medical Oncology

University of Chicago Hospitals

Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Medicine Oncology)

Academic Department

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Medical Oncology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Chen has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

Foundation Medicine

MatchTx, LLC



Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The James.

Overall Ratings (out of 146 reviews)
4.8 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.8/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.8/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.8/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.9/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.9/ 5

Patient Comments (11 total comments)

Reviewed: 11/12/2019

Outstanding interaction with physicians & staff. Extremely thorough.

Reviewed: 8/25/2019

Dr Chen is very good and makes me feel like I'm the only one while he is with me

Reviewed: 7/22/2019


Reviewed: 7/15/2019

Outstanding bedside manner. Cannot give Dr. Chen enough praise for all he said during my visit.

Reviewed: 6/27/2019

I was there about the CT & MRI results and Dr. Chen was good about checking with my welfare before giving me the results, even though it is always nerve racking to wait.

Reviewed: 6/14/2019

We have absolutely no complaints.

Reviewed: 4/16/2019

Dr. James L. Chen is another hero at OSU in my opinion. We chose OSU after a previous successful experience in 2017. Your facility and staff are truly #1 class.

Reviewed: 3/23/2019

best bedside manner I've experienced (and I've been a lot of places)

Reviewed: 3/20/2019

Dr. Chen is amazing. He should be the example other doctors should aspire to.

Reviewed: 3/6/2019

My Dr. James Chen is an amazing dr. I come all way from Michigan to see him and he always answers my questions and keeps me well informed.

Back to Find a Doctor Search

Make an Appointment


Please enter a keyword (i.e. Name, Cancer Type) or choose a Principle Investigator


Please enter a keyword (i.e. Name, Location) or choose a Cancer Type