Kenneth S. Chen, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern, and an Attending Physician in the Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX. 

He received his B.S.E. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and M.D. from UT Southwestern. He then completed a pediatric residency and pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at UT Southwestern, where he joined the laboratory of James F. Amatruda. 

As a physician-scientist, he divides his time between his research laboratory and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where he specializes in the care of children with cancer and blood disorders. His research interests in the laboratory focus on understanding the genetic drivers of childhood cancers, especially Wilms tumor and germ cell tumors, and new strategies for treating them.

In 2019 and 2020, Dr. Chen was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2002-2006)
  • Internship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2006-2007), Pediatrics
  • Residency - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2007-2009), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2010-2013), Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (2010)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2012)
  • American Society of Hematology (2010)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2010)
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2019
  • W.W. Caruth Scholar 2013, Children’s Medical Center Foundation
  • Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellow 2013
  • First Place, Critical Appraisal of Literature 2008, Resident Section Poster Contest, Texas Pediatric Society
Books & Publications
  • Wilms tumor
  • Germ cell tumors

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