ProHealth Care Welcomes New Chief Of Breast Surgery

Margaret Chen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

ProHEALTH Care, the largest independent physician-run healthcare organization in the Northeast, is pleased to welcome Margaret Chen, M.D., F.A.C.S. as the new Chief of Breast Surgery. Chen is a highly experienced breast surgeon whose focus is minimally invasive breast surgery. At ProHEALTH, Chen will spearhead the development of a comprehensive, top-quality breast care program for women in Long Island and the New York metro region.

“Dr. Chen has distinguished herself in the field through her individualized care and innovative surgical techniques to treat breast cancer for her patients,” said Dr. Zeyad Baker M.D., president and Chief Executive Officer of ProHEALTH Care. “Her experience using minimally-invasive breast surgery aligns with our goal to move women’s health forward though technology and uncompromising excellence. We are thrilled to welcome her to the ProHEALTH network.”

Chen is a board-certified surgeon with the American Board of Surgery and has more than 17 years of clinical experience in breast care and surgery. As a pioneer in the field, she is the first in New York to initiate a clinical trial using laser and other thermoablation technologies to treat breast tumors without surgery.

Chen has greatly contributed to research and academia having been the principal investigator of numerous studies. She has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, such as Annals of Surgical Oncology, The Breast Journals and ASCO.

In her leadership role as the Chair of National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers at Columbia through the American College of Surgeons, Chen has led and worked closely with multiple stakeholders in medical and radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, cancer service line, genetics, nursing and patient navigators to ensure the highest standards of patient care are met.

An advocate for minority health, Chen has founded the New York Presbyterian Asian Health Program, and works closely with the Association of Chinese American Physicians, Chinese Medical Association and American Cancer Society Asian Initiative, greatly expanding and providing access to serve the health needs of Asian Americans.
Chen has received many honors, including America’s Top Surgeons from the Consumers’ Research Council of America and was awarded scholarships from Canada Scholar and the University of Toronto for outstanding academic achievement. She earned her medical degree from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada and completed her residency in General Surgery with a focus on Breast Oncology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Chen is formerly an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and most recently was Acting Chief, Breast Surgery for New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center before joining ProHEALTH Care.

Dr. Margaret Chen will be practicing at ProHEALTH Breast Care & Surgery, located at 2800 Marcus Ave., Suite 204 in Lake Success, NY. To schedule an appointment, call 516-487-8888.

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