Peter V. Chen, M.D.
Peter V. Chen, M.D., earned his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with high honors and a second Bachelor’s degree in rhetoric with honors and high distinction in general scholarship from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Chen completed a Master’s degree in biomechanical engineering at Stanford University and a fellowship at the Stanford School of Engineering. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also completed an internship in internal medicine at UCLA San Fernando Valley Program and a residency in radiation oncology at UCLA. Dr. Chen received additional training at UCLA’s comprehensive cancer center, including experience with Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy (Novalis), HDR, CT Simulation and Conformal Therapy (AQSim, Theraplan, ADAC), IMRT, and Prostate Brachytherapy. He was also chief resident before joining Hoag in 2004. He is a diplomate with the American Board of Radiology and is California State-certified for radiopharmaceutical delivery. Dr. Chen is involved with many clinical research projects on stereotactic radiosurgery and radiation oncology. He is an invited speaker and lecturer across the United States on topics including external beam radiotherapy and radiation oncology.
Interview with Peter V. Chen
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The role of radiation in treating lentigo maligna. How does Dr. Chen consult his patients? What is it like to receive radiation? Electron beam treatment. Why is radiation delivered in fractional doses and how does radiation work? (minute 10:17 -12:27)? How to protect normal surrounding tissues?