James Chen

James Chen, MD

  • Medical Oncology

Appointments: (614) 293-0463

About Me

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).


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

Additional languages I speak

  • Taiwanese-Hokkien

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Medical Oncology
  • Sarcoma
  • Urologic Cancers
  • Male Genitalia Cancers
  • Connective and Soft Tissue Cancers
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi

Locations where I practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and training

Medical Degree

New Jersey Medical School


Internal Medicine
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008

More about my work

My background


Medical Oncology
University of Chicago Hospitals
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Medicine Oncology)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

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 03/28/2017, Dr. Chen has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies 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 at 614-293-7802.

  • Eisai, Inc.
  • Novartis