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