A childhood medical illness that was difficult to diagnose is what originally inspired Ricky Chen, M.D., into the field of medicine. "I was visited by a group of doctors who were trustworthy and kind," he said. "They seemed to decode the mystery of human health and illness while showing respect for their patients. This left an impression and led me to medicine. I believe that illness is a journey that we experience personally at one time or another," says Dr. Chen. "My patients face difficult diseases and have many different needs.
We focus on a team approach where each member of the care team is able to focus on strengths, bringing to bear all the skills and experiences that benefit patients. I view my role as a guide, working with patients to help them understand their situation, obstacles and options for treatment."
After earning his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Chen completed an internal medicine internship and neurology residency at the University of Utah Hospitals. He also completed a fellowship in neuro-oncology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Chen works as part of a multi-disciplinary team including neuro-surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, radiologist and pathologists at Providence. Dr. Chen moved from China to the United States at a young age and has always considered Portland home. In his free time, Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine Neurology
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Neuro-Oncology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neuro-Oncology
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Providence Portland Medical Center
Dr. Chen is wonderful and a breath of fresh air! He is exactly what the great Portland even Oregon needed for brain cancer fighters and their families!Providence Patient
almost always clear and respectfulProvidence Patient
Dr. Chen AND his nurse practitioner were polite, direct and helpful in understanding my treatment options.Providence Patient
the provider and all of people in his office were professional and knowledgeable.Providence Patient
Dr. Chen is friendly, knowledgeable, compassionate and just plain wonderful! As a brain tumor patient I am happy to know that I have the very best care from Dr. Chen!Providence Patient
Dr Chen consulted with me on a complex healthcare issue involving nuero-oncology. He took great care to explain the condition and available treatments options.I truly appreciated him taking the time listen to me and his support staff were excellent and I appreciated there attention. He knew I was involved in care with another facility but still provided me with his full attention and was knowledgeable about my caseProvidence Patient
2 weeks prior to our appointment, Dr Chen took the time to call and very thoroughly explained what to expect during our1st appointment. It was extremely helpful to us and greatly appreciated.Providence Patient
excellent first meeting. Dr. did an excellent job of explaining everything and ensuring I understood everything. He made me feel very comfortable.Providence Patient
During the time I have been going to Dr. Chen's office he and his staff were very helpful and informative. Great patient care.Providence Patient
I am switching Drs and hospitals. Like what I experienced!Providence Patient
Dr Ricky Chen Is too great to describe. He is up to date competent skilled and amazing communicator with super good listening skills. He responds with clear answers with as much depth as the patient wishes. Notes issue outside of his core area and makes are the patient gets that attention as well. One visit he called the pulmonologist doctors office to ensure they were ready before the scan he advised to be done was complete so they were ready to handle a critical situation before it worsened. He is a credit to the medical professionProvidence Patient